How to delete your web browser cache

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  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hello,

    The following are the directions for deleting your cache in several common web browsers:

    Internet Explorer 7
    • From the Tools menu, select Internet Options
    • Choose the General tab.
    • Under Browsing history, click Delete
    • Next to "Temporary Internet Files", click Delete files
    • Click Close, and then click OK to exit.
    Firefox 3 for Windows

    • From the Tools menu, select Clear Private Data
    • Check Cache and then Clear Private Data Now
    Firefox 3 for Mac OS X
    • From the Tools menu, select Clear Private Data.
    • Check Cache and then click Clear Private Data Now
    Safari
    • From the Safari menu select Empty Cache.
    • When prompted, click Empty to confirm that you want to empty the cache
     


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  2. PattiChati

    PattiChati New Email

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    My Firefox is 14.0.01, so it does not have any of the same wording as your ff 3.
    It seems like I have working on this computer for weeks and it just won't go any where. I have had techs out to the house and they really louse it up. Is there a chance I have too many programs on it or some that may be making it slow? Is there anyway I can get that info to you? Thanks. My computer is about the only link to the outside world I have, so I want it good!!!!:thanks:
    I think I can send you copies of things as a "capture" since you have an attachment clip.
     

  3. pieterbolk

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    or just push "Ctrl + F5" :)
     
  4. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hello,

    Ctrl-F5 only refreshes the current page (and related cache)

    It does not delete your entire web cache for all sites that have been visited.

    :welcome: to Email Questions!
     
  5. tholainthu

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    I think CTRL+F5 would be helpful for clearing the cache files of browsers or simply type PREFETCH in command prompt
     

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