How to Clear Your Browser Cache

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* A window will appear. Adjust the tick boxes so only "Temporary internet files" is ticked. '''Do not''' tick "Preserve favourites website data".
 
* A window will appear. Adjust the tick boxes so only "Temporary internet files" is ticked. '''Do not''' tick "Preserve favourites website data".
 
* Once you're happy you've done that, click delete.
 
* Once you're happy you've done that, click delete.
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=== Google Chrome ===
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* Click on the wrench in the top right corner of the browser.
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* Click on the "Tools" menu, and then click on "Clear browsing data..."
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* On the box that appears, ensure that the dropdown is set to "the beginning of time".
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* Ensure that the "Empty the cache" and "Clear browsing history" checkboxes are ticked.
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* Click on the "Clear browsing data" button.
  
 
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Revision as of 11:14, 18 December 2011

Contents

Introduction

Clearing your browser cache can often help you troubleshoot DNS issues, especially when experiencing the default web page CGI. This is probably the only time one would need to do this.
Due to the many browsers, we will try and cover as many as possible.

Windows

Mozilla Firefox (Version 3+)

Firefox "clear recent history" preferences box.
  • Click "Tools", then "Clear Recent History".
  • A box will pop up asking you to specify what you want to clear. Select "Everything" from the drop-down menu, and ensure the only ticked box is Cache.
  • Click "clear now".
  • Restart your browser (may not be necessary with newer versions).

Mozilla Firefox (Version 4)

  • Press Alt on your keyboard. This should reveal the menu bar at the top of the window.
  • Click "Tools", then "Clear Recent History".
  • A box will pop up asking you to specify what you want to clear. Select "Everything" from the drop-down menu, and ensure the only ticked box is Cache.
  • Click "clear now".
  • Restart your browser (may not be necessary with newer versions).

Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer "Safety" menu.
Internet Explorer clear data window.
  • Click "Safety", then select "Delete Browsing History...".
  • A window will appear. Adjust the tick boxes so only "Temporary internet files" is ticked. Do not tick "Preserve favourites website data".
  • Once you're happy you've done that, click delete.

Google Chrome

  • Click on the wrench in the top right corner of the browser.
  • Click on the "Tools" menu, and then click on "Clear browsing data..."
  • On the box that appears, ensure that the dropdown is set to "the beginning of time".
  • Ensure that the "Empty the cache" and "Clear browsing history" checkboxes are ticked.
  • Click on the "Clear browsing data" button.
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