How to Delete Your Browser Cache in Windows Vista

by Cristina Puno

When the cache in your Web browser fills up, it can occupy a lot of space on your computer, affecting its performance. If you have Windows Vista, options in the Control Panel can help you manage your browser cache, specifically the cache in Internet Explorer. If you are using other another browser, such as Firefox and Google Chrome, you can use browser-specific options to clear the cache.

IE 7

Click the "Start" button.

Go to "Control Panel," then click on "Network and Internet," then "Internet Options."

Select the "General" tab. Click "Delete" under Browsing History.

Click "Delete All," and "Yes" to confirm deletion.

Click "OK."

IE 8

Open "Internet Options" from the Network and Internet sub-menu in the Control Panel.

Click "Safety," then "Delete Browsing History."

Place a check in the box next to the category of information that you want to delete.

Click "Delete."


Open Firefox and click the "Firefox" button.

Select "Advanced."

Click the "Network" tab.

Click the "Clear Now" button under "Offline Storage."


Open Google Chrome and click on the "Wrench" icon in the upper right corner.

Select "Tools."

Select "Clear Browsing Data."

Check the box for "Empty the Cache."

Click "Clear Browsing Data."

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About the Author

Cristina Puno started writing in 2007 as a freelance web content manager and technical writer. She writes regularly for several online publications, including her own music website, The Indie Music Database. Puno holds a Master of Science in information management from Ateneo de Manila University.

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