April 3rd, 2009
Jennifer Web Design Tags,

How and Why to Clear your Computer Cache Files – IE 6 and 7

Clearing your computer cache files is a task you should do on a regular basis or, as shown below, you can have your computer do it automatically for you. By getting rid of these cache files, you assure that you are seeing the most current and updated website pages. If you are seeing an old version of your website, it could possibly be that you have old cached files on your computer. So, be sure to clear your computer cache files on a consistent basis.

In order to do this in Internet Explorer please follow these steps. Or to learn how to clear your cache files in Firefox, click here for directions.

CLEARING YOUR CACHE FILES in IE 6 and 7

Tip: You can adjust your Internet Explorer settings to automatically clear the cache whenever you close Internet Explorer browser. Go to the Tools menu, and click Internet Options. Click the Advanced tab. In the “Settings” box, scroll down to the section labeled “Security,” and click to check the box next to the “Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed” option. Click OK to finish. This option does not delete cookies, but it will clear your cache of other files when you close your browser.

For a visual view click here or follow the below steps.

1. On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options. The Internet Options box should open to the General tab.

2. On the General tab, in the Temporary Internet Files section, click the Delete Files button. This will delete all the files that are currently stored in your cache.

3. Click OK, and then click OK again.