How to clear cache in various browsers

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Your browser cache stores information from websites that you visit, so that they will load more quickly upon future visits and can give you a more personalized experience. Occasionally, however your cache can prevent you from seeing updated content, or cause functional problems when stored content conflicts with live content. You can fix many browser problems simply by clearing your cache.

If you are unsure of what browser version you are currently using, you can visit to find out.


Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11

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  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet options.
  3. Click the General tab, and then, under Browsing history, click Delete.
    1. Make sure the “Preserve Favorites” box is NOT checked but all other boxes are checked.
    2. You can un-check the passwords option if this is a concern for other sites you frequent.
  4. In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, select Temporary Internet files, click Delete, and then click OK.


Firefox 25+

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  1. Click the menu button and choose [Options]
  2. Select the Advanced panel
  3. Click on the Network tab
  4. In the Cached Web Content section, click [Clear Now]
  5. Click [OK] to close the Options window

Safari 9

  1. From your Safari menu bar click Safari
  2. Select Preferences
  3. Select the Advanced tab
  4. Select checkbox:  Show Develop menu in menu bar
  5. Now from the menu bar click Develop >  Empty Caches

Safari 8

  1. Click Safari in the upper left hand side of your screen. In the menu that appears, click Preferences.
  2. In the window that appears, click the Privacy tab. Click the button Remove All Website Data….
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  3. Click Remove Now in the pop up window that appears.
How to clear cache in various browsers

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