How to Clear a CCM Cache

By Andrew Schrader

A System Center Configuration Manager (CCM) cache is similar to an Internet cache or download folder, storing temporary programs, drivers and other downloaded software on your computer or mobile device. Clearing your Windows 7 CCM cache removes outdated software and information, freeing space on your system and helping to remove any harmful malware. Please note that clearing the cache can affect personal information and password settings you may have saved previously in programs affiliated with CCM.

Step 1

Turn on the computer and click the "Start" button in the lower-left corner of the screen. Double-click "Control Panel."

Step 2

Scroll to "Configuration Manager" and double-click its icon to open. Press the "Advanced" tab.

Step 3

Change the location of future cached files, if needed, by clicking the "Change Location" button and choosing a new location on your hard drive. The default location is "%windir%\system32\CCM\Cache."

Step 4

Delete all cached files in CCM by clicking the "Delete Files" button. Press "Yes" if asked to confirm, and wait for your temporary program download folder to empty.

Step 5

Click "OK" to save your changes, and exit the Advanced window.

Tips & Warnings

  • Control how much information CCM stores in its cache by entering a total amount in Megabytes (MBs) in the "Amount of Disk Space To Use" field of the Advanced window. Click "OK" to save your changes and exit.