How to Remove a Cached Page

by Sam N. Austin

Internet Explorer saves information about Web pages you frequently visit in a form of storage called cache. Internet Explorer can load and display information stored in its cache such as the text and graphics for a particular Web page faster than it can download the same information from a website. But you can remove a cached page by deleting it from the set of temporary Internet files.

Click the "Tools" item in the Internet Explorer menu bar, then click the "Internet Options" link in the drop-down menu.

Click the "Settings" button in the "Browsing History" section of the "General" tab.

Click the "View files" button in the "Temporary Internet Files and History Settings" window.

Locate the cached page you want to delete in the list of items in the "Temporary Internet Files" window. The items are listed in alphabetical order, and the complete Web address for each item is displayed next to the name of each item.

Click to select the cached page you want to delete, then press the "Delete" key. Close the open Internet Explorer windows to complete the process.


About the Author

Sam N. Austin began writing professionally in 1990, and has held executive and creative positions at Microsoft, Dell and numerous advertising agencies. Austin writes on health and well-being as well as linguistics and international travel, business, management and emerging technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of Texas where he is a Master of Arts candidate in Romance linguistics.