How to Clear Your Cache

By Allen Young

The temporary Internet folder in your Internet browser contains a collection of images, sounds, and web pages. These are sites you have visited in the past or items you have downloaded. This temporary file is commonly known as the cache. Storing these items on your temporary Internet folder can make browsing the Internet faster. However these files takes up space on your computer. From time to time you may want to clear your cache to free up space on your computer. Here is a guide on how to clear your cache

Things You'll Need

  • Internet Browser

Step 1

From the Internet Explorer 6 "Tools" menu, click "Internet Options." The "Internet Options" box should open to the "General" tab.

Step 2

On the "General" tab, go to the "Temporary Internet Files" section, click the "Delete Files" button. This will delete all the files that are currently stored in your cache.

Step 3

If you are using "Firefox" as your browser take the following steps to clear your cache. Click "Tools" and select "Options." Click the "Advanced" icon and click the "Network" tab. Click "Clear Now" under the "Cache" section. Click "OK." Exit and relaunch the browser.

Tips & Warnings

  • Clear your cache if you need more disk space on your computer. If you are online a lot and need more speed rather than more space on your computer consider increasing the size of your temporary Internet file.