clear browser cache

How to clear the Browser cache in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, Opera and Chrome

Firefox:

Click the hamburger menu on the top right -> Library -> History -> Clear Recent History. Choose the time range and the items you wish to clear and click Clear Now.

Chrome:

Access Chrome and go to Preferences -> Advanced ->  Clear Browsing Data. Select the items you want to delete, choose the period for which you want to delete them and click Clear Browsing Data.

Safari:

Open Safari and go to Develop -> Empty Caches. If you do not see the Develop menu item, you can enable it from Safari -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Show Develop menu in menu bar.

Opera:

Open Opera and go to Tools -> Delete Private Data. Choose which items you wish to delete and click Delete.

Microsoft Edge:

Click the three dots button in the upper-right corner of the screen and select Settings from the drop-down menu. Under Clear browser data, select Choose what to clear. Check the boxes labeled Browsing historyCookies and saved website dataCached data and files and click the Clear button.

Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11:

Go to Tools -> Safety -> Delete browsing history. Then uncheck the option for Preserve Favorites website data, tick the options for Temporary Internet Files and Cookies and click Delete.

After you clear the cache of your web browser you can additionally clear the local DNS cache of your computer:

How to clear the local DNS cache in Windows

You can flush your local DNS cache in Windows by following these easy steps:

Windows 810:

  • On your keyboard, press Win+X to open the WinX Menu
  • Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Run this command ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter

Windows 7:

  • Open Start menu
  • Click Run
  • Type cmd and press enter
  • In the Command Prompt type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter

How to clear the local DNS cache in Mac OS

You can flush your local DNS cache in Mac OS (up to El Capitan) from your Terminal:

  • Go to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal
  • Type the following command and press Enter:

dscacheutil -flushcache

  • After that type the second command and press Enter:

sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

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