How To Clear Computer Cache

How To Clear Computer Cache

Windows is full of temporary files that support the OS do its job. Such file caches can sometimes get corrupted or become so huge that they mess with your computer’s function. When you run low on storage space or note any unusual behavior from your PC, clearing the cache is one of the first things you can do. Follow the instructions below if you do not know how to do this

On Windows 10 (PC Cache)

  1. Press the Windows Key, then click on the gear icon
  2. Select System
  3. Scroll down till you see “Storage” then press it
  4. Press the “Temporary Files” option
  5. Tap On “Remove Files”
Note: If you don't see the "Temporary Files" Option, then you're on an older version of windows and it should be named "Junk Files"  
1. Press the Windows Key, then click on the gear icon
2. Select System
3. Scroll down till you see “Storage” then press it
4. Press the “Temporary Files” option
5. Tap On “Remove Files”

On Windows 7+ (Method 2)

One of the other ways to clear your computer cache is to use “Cleaning Software” like CCleaner, Advanced SystemCare, etc.

CCleaner “Freemium”

You’ve probably already heard of this software, but it deserves to be in this list, with its many years of serving it has definitely improved since the initial release.

PROS: CONS:
• Portable
• Easy
• lightweight
• Variety of Windows versions
• The download page is confusing
• Installs another program unless denied

Advanced SystemCare “Free”

Mady By IOBit is an all in one system cleaner, that can get rid of junk files, and large files that you don’t use.

PROS: CONS:
• All-In-One
• Modern Interface
• Advanced System Care

• Can Be Annoying With pop-ups
• Large Set-up file

BleachBit “Free”

PROS: CONS:
• Open Source
• Very Lightweight
• Free
• Lacks some small features

On Google Chrome (Windows)

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on your computer.
  2. Click the icon at the top right of your computer screen.
  3. Select the “more tools” option.
  4. Select “Clear browsing data”.
  5. You will see a list of options including the time range to clear the browsing data for more effective cache clearing select “all time”.
  6. Select “Cookies and Cache
  7. Click on “clear data”.
  8. Now your cache is cleared you can proceed to load the pages to confirm if that fixed your problem.
1. Launch the Chrome browser on your computer.
2. Click the icon at the top right of your computer screen.
3. Select the “more tools” option.
4. Select “Clear browsing data”.
5. You will see a list of options including the time range to clear the browsing data for more effective cache clearing select “all time”.
6. Select “Cookies and Cache
7. Click on “Clear Data”.

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On Mac OS

Since Mac Os is a pretty closed up system, clearing manually will take a lot of time, so instead, we are going to be using “CleanMyMac”

CleanMyMac is not only a “Maintenance Program” but has many other features such as uninstalling, notifying you if there is an app that has leftover files and “secret updater” programs which it helps to remove

PROS:CONS:
• Modern UI
• Rich In Features
• Full Version Is Expensive
1. Select “System Junk” Then Press “Scan”
Note: Some Aplications Store Their Important Data in The Cache, Be Carefull.
2. You can choose to review on what it’s going to delete by pressing “Review Details” then press “Clean”

On Google Chrome (Mac OS)

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on your computer.
  2. Click the icon at the top right of your computer screen.
  3. Select the “more tools” option.
  4. Select “Clear browsing data”.
  5. You will see a list of options including the time range to clear the browsing data for more effective cache clearing select “all time”.
  6. Make Sure to select Cookies.
  7. Click on “Clear Data”
  8. Now your cache is cleared you can proceed to load the pages to confirm if that fixed your problem.
1. Launch the Chrome browser on your computer
2. Click the icon at the top right of your computer screen.
2. Select the “more tools” option.
3. Select “Clear browsing data
4. Select “All time”
5. Make Sure to select Cookies
6. Click on “Clear Data”

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