A cache is a software component that stores data so that future requests for that data can be served more quickly. While it helps in speeding up your browsing experience, sometimes it can also cause issues like loading outdated information or causing glitches in website functionalities.
In this post, we will guide you through the steps to clear your cache in the Microsoft Edge browser.
Why Clear Cache?
Clearing your browser cache can solve several issues such as:
- Loading outdated content
- Sluggish browser performance
- Difficulty logging in to websites
Steps to Clear Cache in Microsoft Edge
Launch Microsoft Edge, click on the three horizontal dots in the upper right corner to open the settings menu, and then select “Settings”.
Navigate to Privacy Section
Scroll down to find the “Privacy, search, and services” section and click on it.
Clear Browsing Data
Find the option that says “Choose what to clear” under the “Clear browsing data” section. Click on it.
Choose Data to Clear
A dialog box will appear with several options to clear data. Check the box next to “Cached images and files” and then click the “Clear Now” button. You can also change the time range.
As a quicker alternative, you can also use the keyboard shortcut
Ctrl + Shift + Delete to bring up the “Clear browsing data” dialog box directly. Just make sure to select “Cached images and files” before you hit “Clear now.”
Points to Remember
- Clearing the cache will log you out of websites where you have active sessions.
- You may notice slower load times initially as Edge will need to rebuild the cache.
Clearing cache in Microsoft Edge is straightforward and can resolve various browsing issues. Whether you choose to clear it manually through settings or prefer using the shortcut method, the result is a cleaner, often faster, and less problematic browsing experience.