Clearing Browser Cache

Clearing Browser Cache

Clearing your internet browser’s cache is an effective way to improve your internet browsing experience and to resolve a range of browsing problems. Browsers store web pages, images, and downloaded content as a “cache” to make internet browsing seem faster. A build-up of these files over time can degrade browsing performance and cause you to see outdated information on web pages.

Internet Explorer - Microsoft has ended support for this browser and it is no longer compatible with Paragon.

 

Google Chrome

 

Step 1: Open Chrome browser.

Step 2: Click on the "More" option in Chrome by clicking on the three dot icon at the top far right of the Chrome window.

Step 3: Click on "More Tools"

Step 4: Click on Clear browsing Data. A window will open with options.  On the "Basic" tab, select "All Time" from the Time Range drop down menu.  Make sure the "Browsing History", "Cookies and other site data", and "Cached image and files" boxes are checked.  

Step 5: Click on the clear browsing data icon in the lower right corner.

 

Firefox

 

Step 1: Open your Firefox browser.

Step 2: In the Upper right corner of the screen, there should be three, thick Horizontal Black bars, click these bars and a menu will open.

Step 3: In the Drop down menu that appears an icon marked History will appear in the center, click this icon to open Firefox's history menu.

Step 4: Within this new window, there will be an item called "Clear recent history" (A quick way to access this can also be enable by pressing the CTRL+SHIFT+DEL keys on your keyboard at the same time).

Step 5: After completing Step 4, a window called "Clear all history" will appear with an area called "Time range to Clear" make sure this time frame is set to everything. There will also be an area called "Details" with an arrow beside it, clicking this arrow will open a sub window with a check list. Make sure Cookies and Cache are checked. Then hit Clear now.

Step 6: The Clear History window will vanish once Firefox has completed the process of clearing cache and cookies. You may have to log back in to any sites that require a login and password to gain access.

 

Safari for OS X

 

Step 1: Open your Safari browser.

Step 2: Click Safari > Empty Cache.

Step 3: Click Empty to delete the Safari cache.

 

Microsoft Edge

**Make sure you are using the most recent version of Microsoft Edge

 

Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge.

Step 2: Select the Settings and More menu (the three ellipses).

Step 3: Select Settings.

Step 4: Select the Privacy & Security tab in the left pane of the settings menu.

Step 5: Select the Choose What to Clear button in the Clear Browsing Data Section.

Step 6: Select the checkboxes of the types of data you want to clear from the cache.

Step 7: Toggle the Always Clear This When I Close the Browser to On.

Step 8: Exit the Edge Settings Menu.

 

Last modified on Thursday, 17 December 2020 20:47
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