How to View Computer Cache Logs

By Misty Rodriguez

While you browse the Internet, your computer logs the websites you visit as cache files. These files are also known as temporary Internet files, and they can be advantageous to you because they make websites load easier and quicker. However, when you have too many cache files, your computer can start to lag. Deleting some or all of these files can clear up quite a bit of memory on your computer and make things run smoother and faster.

Step 1

Click on the "Start" icon, located in the lower left-hand corner of the screen. This will pull up the Start menu. Click on "My Computer." Double-click on the "C" drive.

Step 2

Look for "Documents and Settings," and double-click on it to open the folder.

Step 3

Double-click on the folder that has your username, and then double-click on "Temporary Internet Files." This will bring up your cache logs if you are a Windows XP user.

Step 4

Double-click on the "C" drive, and then double-click on "Users." Select "AppData," and double-click first on "Local," and then on "Microsoft." Double-click on "Windows" and then on "Temporary Internet Files." This will bring up your cache logs if you are a Vista or Windows 7 user.

Tips & Warnings

  • Delete information from your cache by right-clicking on the web page and selecting "Delete" from the pull-down menu.
  • Delete the entire cache by clicking on "Edit," then "Select All" and finally by pressing the "Delete" button. Choose "OK" to clear your entire cache.