Sometimes you will see old information appear or maybe an old version of your website show up when you go to your link. That normally means that your computer has saved the older information or picture of your site in your local browser cache or history. Web browsers do this to make looking at the same website faster by downloading a local copy of what it looks like so when you go to it again, it will appear quicker. Normally when there is a change, your web browser updates this information, but sometimes it gets stuck in its memory. Below are instructions on how to clear the cache for the top web browsers in the world. Click on the appropriate link to read and follow the instructions on how to clear your cache:
Here's how to clear your Internet Explorer 8.x (or later) cache:
- Launch your Internet Explorer browser.
- Click Safety on the menu toolbar at the top right of the browser.
- Or click on Tools, then Internet Options, and finally Delete in the Browsing History Section.
- Click Delete Browsing History... from the drop-down menu.
- Deselect Preserve Favorites website data.
- Select Temporary Internet files, Cookies, and History.
- Click Delete.
- Close all browser windows and restart Internet Explorer.
Here's how to clear your Microsoft Edge (most recent version) cache:
- Click the Hub icon .
- Click the History icon .
- Click the link labeled Clear all history.
- Check the boxes for each item you want to clear.
- Click the Clear button. The message "All Clear!" will appear at the top when the data has been erased.
- Close all browser windows and restart Microsoft Edge.
Here's how to clear your Mozilla Firefox (most recent version) cache:
Click the Menu Button and choose History.
- Select Clear Recent History.
- Set the Time Range to Clear to Everything.
- Select Cookies and Cache and click Clear Now.
- Once the clearing is complete click OK at the bottom of the Options window.
- Close all Firefox windows and restart.
Here's how to clear your Google Chrome (most recent version) cache:
- Click on the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
- Select More Tools.
- Select Clear Browsing Data.
- Set the Obliterate the following items from: to The beginning of time.
- Then make sure only Cookies and other site and plugin data and Cached images and files are selected and click Clear browsing data.
- Close all browser windows and restart Google Chrome.
Here's how to clear your Safari (most recent version) cache for Mac OS 10+.
- Launch Safari.
- Click Safari in the upper left hand side of your screen. In the menu that appears, click Preferences.
- In the window that appears, click the Privacy tab. Click the button Remove All Website Data.
- Click Remove Now in the pop up window that appears.
- When your computer is finished, close all instances of Safari. Launch a new Safari browser window.