How and Why To
Clear Your Cache In IE 6!
Often referred to as the cache, the Temporary Internet Files folder contains a
kind of travel record of the items you have seen, heard, or downloaded from the
Web, including images, sounds, Web pages, even cookies. Typically these items
are stored in the Temporary Internet Files folder.
Storing these files in your cache can make browsing the Web faster because it
usually takes your computer less time to display a Web page when it can call up
some of the page's elements or even the entire page from your local Temporary
Internet Files folder.
Clearing Your Browser's Cache In IE 6!
All those files stored in your cache take up space, so from time to time, you
may want to clear out the files stored in your cache to free up some space on
your computer. This is called clearing the cache.
To clear your cache:
1. On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options. The Internet
Options box should open to the General tab.
2. On the General tab, in the Temporary Internet Files section, click the Delete
Files button. This will delete all the files that are currently stored in your
3. Click OK, and then click OK again.
You can adjust your
Internet Explorer settings to automatically clear the cache whenever you close
Internet Explorer. Go to the Tools menu, and click Internet Options. Click the
Advanced tab. In the "Settings" box, scroll down to the section labeled
"Security," and click to check the box next to the "Empty Temporary Internet
Files folder when browser is closed" option. Click OK to finish. This option
does not delete cookies, but it will clear your cache of other files when you
close your browser.
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