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Web Browser - Clearing the Cache for Chrome in Windows 7

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 on the Customize and control Google Chrome menu and choose Settings. (You may also use the keyboard shortcut of holding Ctrl+Shift+Del simultaneously and skip to step 4)



  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Settings section and click on the Show advanced settings... link.



  3. Locate the Privacy section and click on the Clear browsing data... button.



  4. In the drop-down, select the beginning of time.  Make sure to check Clear browsing history, Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data, and Empty the cache.  Then click on the Clear browsing data button.



  5. Close and reopen Chrome.

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Keywords:browser, cache, clear, history, delete, memory, internet, chrome   Doc ID:34871
Owner:Nathan M.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2013-10-29 13:32 CDTUpdated:2013-10-30 07:31 CDT
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