Monday, June 20, 2011

How to clear the Browser Cache in IE9

Your IE9 has a folder in which certain items that have been downloaded are stored for future access. Graphic images , photographs, and even entire web pages are examples of cache items. When going to a page on a website, your computer will check its cache folder first to see if it already has those images and, if so, it won't take the time to download them again. This makes for a faster loading of the page. Cache folders can get quite large, however, and can occupy 40-to-50-to-100 megabytes or more of hard drive space, storing graphics for sites you may never visit again, so it may be wise for those with storage concerns to empty the cache periodically. That will also enable the browser to access updated web pages without the older cache item interfering. Here is a simple tutorial for clearing your IE9 browser cache.

Steps To Follow

  • Open the browser by clicking the 'e' logo on your desktop or task bar.
  • In the upper right hand corner of the browser, click the icon that looks like a small gear which is the "Tools" button.
  • Click the "Internet Options" link.
  • In the browsing history section, click the "Delete" button.

  • Place a check mark in the boxes for the data that you wish to delete. At this point, you select the type of data you want to clear.
  • After selecting the data you want to remove, press the "delete" button.
  • Click the "ok" button on the window opened in step 4 above. You should see a notice at the bottom of the page stating that the selected browsing history has been cleared.
  • This task should now be complete. If not, review and repeat the steps as needed. Submit any questions using the section at the bottom of this page.

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