How to clear your caches in Windows 10

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How to clear your cache in Windows 10

To get rid of your cache in Windows 10, these are the steps to follow:
1. Use Disk Cleanup to erase your PC from temporary files
2. Use File Explorer to clear File Explorer History
3. Use Microsoft Edge to clear the browser cache.

Applies to all versions of Windows 10

Microsoft often suggests that you clear the cache in Windows 10 to help your PC run faster and help you use more hard disk space for applications, Games and files. The cache is a set of temporary files used by a Windows 10 application or program or the operating system itself. In some cases, if your cache accumulates over time, it can cause the dreaded blue screen of Windows 10 or cause other unforeseen problems.

The temporary file cache is found in the Disk Cleanup program found within Windows using the File Explorer options menu. As many of us already know from Windows Update, Windows 10 uses temporary files to help the operating system work. Occasionally, these temporary file caches may get corrupted or become too large that clog your Windows 10 PC and slow down its performance. , it may be time to clear your cache in Windows 10. Here are three ways to clear your cache in Windows 10.

Disk Cleanup

  How to clear your cache in Windows 10
1. Click Start Menu or use the search box and type " Disk Cleanup ".
2. Once the application Disk Cleanup opens, click on the box next to "Temporary Files". Click on the boxes next to any other file and folder you wish to delete. You can also choose Clean system files . Either option will completely erase the files from your Windows 10 PC.
  How to clear your cache in Windows 10
3. Click OK .

It may take some time Disk Cleanup to complete the process, but your temporary file cache will be deleted, along with any other file you choose to delete

File Explorer History

For File Explorer History, you must open a folder in Windows 10. Once a folder is opened, follow these steps:

 How to clear your cache in Windows 10

  1. Click Archive .
  2. Click Options .
  3. Click Delete next to Clear file browser history . [19659017] Click OK to finish.

  How to clear your cache in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge Cache

Depending on the browser you use, the process to clear your cache is likely similar in all browsers. If you have trouble opening websites, you may need to clear your cache from time to time. Most browsers, including Microsoft Edge, give you the option to automatically clear your cache when you exit the browser, but here is an update in case you don't know it.

Clearing the Microsoft Edge cache is simple, follow these steps: [19659024] Click on the three-dot menu in the upper right corner.  How to clear your cache in Windows 10

  • Click Settings then click Privacy and services .
  • Click Choose what to delete (blue button) to the right of Delete navigation data now .  How to clear your cache in Windows 10 [19659017] Choose the Time range and the box next to Images and cache files .  How to clear your cache in Windows 10
  • Click Delete now .
  • Microsoft Edge has settings that allow you to clear the browser cache automatically. If you want to change what you delete when you exit Edge, follow the guide in step three and under Choose what to delete click Choose what to delete each time your browser closes . [19659005]   How to clear your cache in Windows 10

    Once there, you can toggle other items you want to erase every time you close Edge, including browsing and download history, cookies, site permissions and more. It is convenient to have the option to automatically delete your junk browser that may clog your Windows 10 PC. In addition to disk cleanup, file browser history and browser cache, what else can you do to Does your Windows 10 PC run smoothly? Let us know in the comments.

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