When you visit a web page, the browser checks to see if a copy of the files on the page is already in the cache. If so, they are downloaded there instead, making the web page load faster.
However, sometimes you may need to bypass the browser’s cache, for example if a page you know should have changed still looks the same. Just clicking the refresh button is not enough in that case, because the old files from the cache are still used.
Then the cache needs to be emptied. Sometimes a forced update using the key combination can be enough Ctrl + Shift + F5. Otherwise, we show how it works for four common browsers.
Click on the three lines at the top right and select Settings. click History and then on Remove web information. Put a checkmark next to it Cached images and files and uncheck all others. click Clear web data.
Click on the three lines at the top right and select Settings. click Advanced and then on Network. click the button Clear now to the right of the title Cached web content.
Click on the three dots on the top right and select Settings. click Select what you want to delete. Put a checkmark next to it Cached data and files and uncheck all others. click Delete.
4. Internet Explorer
Click on the gear in the top right. Choose Security and click on Delete browsing history. Put a checkmark next to it Temporary Internet files and website files and uncheck all others. click Remove.
About the guide
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- To clean up the files in the browser cache