Video:How to Clear Internet Cachewith Don Schechter
You can free up space on your computer by clearing your internet cache. Learn how to clear cache manually, and also how to adjust your settings to clear cache automatically.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Clear Internet CacheHi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today I'll show you how to clear your internet cache.
What is Internet Cache?The temporary internet files folder, also commonly known as the cache, stores a record of your online activity including items you've seen, heard, and downloaded. These items are put in your cache to make internet browsing faster, since your computer can call up some elements or even entire pages from the cache instead of displaying a completely new webpage.
Why Clear Cache?Clearing your cache will free up some space on your computer and it's a good idea to clear it from time to time.
Manually Clear the CacheGo to the start menu, choose 'settings,' then click on the control panel. In the control panel window, click 'internet options.' You can also go to tools in your internet browser and click 'internet options.' Under the general tab, in the temporary internet files section, click the 'delete files button.' This will delete all the files currently in your cache. Click 'ok' and click 'ok' again.
Adjust Settings to Clear Cache AutomaticallyYou can also adjust the internet settings to automatically clear the cache whenever you close your browser. Go to the 'advanced' tab in the internet options window. In the settings box, scroll down to the section called 'security.' Click the checkbox next to the 'empty temporary files folder when browser is closed' option. This option does not clear cookies, but will clear your cache of other files every time you close your internet browser. Click 'ok' to finish.
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