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Clearing Your Browser's Cache


All those files stored in your cache take up space, so from time to time, you may want to clear out the files stored in your cache to free up some space on your computer. This is called clearing the cache.
Clearing Cache In Microsoft Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 8.0
  1. From the Safety menu, click Delete Browsing History...
  2. Check Temporary Internet files and History, and then click Delete
Internet Explorer 7.0
  1. From the Tools menu, select Internet Options...
  2. Choose the General tab.
  3. Under Browsing history, click Delete... 
  4. Next to "Temporary Internet Files", click Delete files...
  5. Click Close, and then click OK to exit

Clearing Cache in Firefox

Firefox 3.5
  1. From the Tools menu, select Clear Recent History...
  2. From the "Time range to clear:" drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything
  3. Click the down arrow next to "Details" to choose what history elements to clear. Click Clear Now
Firefox 3.0
  1. From the Tools menu, select Clear Private Data...
  2. Check Cache
  3. Click Clear Private Data Now
Firefox 2.0
  1. From the Tools menu select Options
  2. Click the Privacy Icon
  3. Click Clear Now in the Private Data area and click Ok
  4. Exit and relaunch the browser

Clearing Cache in Safari for Macintosh OS X

Safari
  1. From the Safari menu, select Empty Cache...
  2. When prompted, click Empty to confirm that you want to empty the cache.

Clearing Cache in Firefox for Macintosh

Firefox 3.5 Macintosh OSX
  1. From the Tools menu, select Clear Recent History...
  2. From the "Time range to clear:" drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything
  3. Click the down arrow next to "Details" to choose what history elements to clear. Click Clear Now
Firefox 3 Macintosh OSX
  1. In Firefox, from the Tools menu, select Clear Private Data
  2. Make sure Cache is checked, and then click Clear Private Data Now
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