Friday, February 25, 2011

Clear Google Chrome Cache

Your browser has a folder in which certain items that have been downloaded are stored for future access. Graphic images, photographs, and even entire web pages are examples of cache items. 
When going to a page on a website, your computer will check its cache folder first to see if it already has those images and, if so, it won't take the time to download them again.
Clearing it occasionally can free up space on your computers hard drive if it's running low.

  1. Once you have opened Google chrome web browser find the tools menu. This is a wrench icon located in the upper right corner. Click on it and it will bring a drop down box. Select "Options"
  2. Then next window has a couple of tabs. Select "Under the Hood"
  3. Next select "Clear browsing data" , this will bring up the next menu, some think this clears the browsing data, but not to worry the next menu gives the options of what kind of browsing data to remove.
  4. In the next menu, check the "Empty the cache" and uncheck any of the other boxes that don't apply, because we only want to clear the cache at this time.
  5. In the "Clear data from this period" drop down box "everything" clears all the cache for a fresh start.
  6. Click the Clear browsing data. After it is finished close and restart Google chrome. Remember loading is slightly slow the first time you visit your favorite web pages but now you have a clean fresh up to date cache of the website.
The browsing data will be cleared.