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Web Browser - Clearing the Cache in Internet Explorer

Browser cache is a temporary memory that your computer uses to speed up web browsing by loading previously visited web pages. When someone makes an update to a web page and you go to look at that page you have previously visited your cache loads the old page because that's what's saved locally. By clearing the browser's cache you force your computer to reload all the up-to-date website data from the web server.

  1. Click the gear in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window or press Alt+X 
  2. Select the Safety menu in the upper right and choose "Delete Browsing History" (a keyboard shortcut for this is to press Ctrl+Shift+Del simultaneously)

  3. Only check Temporary Internet files and Cookies.

  4. Click Delete
  5. Close all windows and reopen Internet Explorer
If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

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Keywords:browser, cache, clear, history, delete, memory, Internet, Explorer, IE   Doc ID:34809
Owner:Joshua S.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2013-10-25 15:31 CDTUpdated:2021-11-01 13:44 CDT
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