The Microsoft Internet explorer commonly referred to as IE is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft. Although at the start, the internet explorer version was launched as part of an add on package later versions were available as a free package. When you browse via the Internet explorer there is some amount of data stored in terms of files and images as cache data. In this article we will get to know about the different steps to follow on how to clear cache in the Internet Explorer(IE).
The cache data stored in the IE while you browse content is just to retrieve your data more faster next time you search for the same content. You can delete your cache data whenever you would like to. Cache data stored in your system does not affect your system files. It just takes up more space and sometimes tends to slow down your browser if the amount of cache file data is huge. Clearing cache data in the Internet explorer is a very simple process. Sometimes cache data can hold up viruses as browsing through various sites sometimes unknowingly pushes you to malware sites. So clearing cache data from time to time is a better option.
Clearing Cache in Internet Explorer (IE)
To clear your cache in Internet explorer you just need to open your browser and access a few simple history settings. Here are a few steps to clear your cache on Internet Explorer(IE).
Steps to clear Cache in Internet Explorer
- Go to Internet Explorer
Open the Internet explorer in your device by accessing it in the start menu or your desktop. You can also find it in the task tool bar if you have pinned it.
- Go to tools
You can find the tools option on the top right of the Internet explorer window. Click on tools to open the tools windows. You can find several options.
- Select Internet options
In the tools menu, Select Internet options to explore the browsing history.
- Go to General and then go to Delete
In the internet options you can find different tabs. Go to the general tab and then click on delete option under the browsing history.
- Check temporary Internet files and cookies
Make sure that you check the temporary internet files and cookies and click on delete. Also uncheck the preserve favorites website data to enable your favorite websites to retain preferences and display faster.
Thereby, you have cleared the Cache data in the Internet explorer data and also your cookie data has been cleared.
To further troubleshoot your Internet explorer to clear cache data for major sites follow the troubleshooting steps as illustrated below.
1)Go to tools and then to Developer tools
Open the Internet explorer and then go to tools. Select the developer tools option listed in the tools menu.
2)Open Cache tab and select clear browser cache
In the developer options you can find various tabs. Select the cache tab and then click on clear browser cache.
Select Yes to confirm to clear cache.
Hence you have cleared the advance sites cache too on your Windows device.
To conclude: Thereby in this article you have learned how to clear your Internet Explorer cache by using some simple steps. Comment your views below in the comment section and do share the content. For more of some exciting content visit Morphigo.com and delve into some amazing tech articles.
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