If you happen to be running low on storage space, or if you notice some unusual behavior from Windows 10, one of the first things you would do is clear the cache. Occasionally, these file caches may become corrupted. Or, they can also get so large that they interfere with the performance of the computer.
In particular, there are two caches you should know how to reset: temporary files and file explorer history. Fret not, we have provided you with ways to deal with them both.
How can you clear the temporary files cache on Windows 10 using Disk Cleanup?
1. Click on Start, then enter “Disk Cleanup.”
2. Click on Disk Cleanup when it appears in the results.
3. You have to make sure that drive “C:” is selected, then click on “OK.”
4. Check the box next to “Temporary files.” If you wish you can also check other kinds of files.
5. Click on “OK.”
This may take a few moments; however, your temporary files cache will be cleared.
How can you clear the File Explorer history on Windows 10?
1. Open a File Explorer window. Do this either by opening a folder or by clicking on the File Explorer icon in the Windows taskbar at the bottom.
2. Click on the “View” tab at the top.
3. In the ribbon, select “Options.”
4. In the General tab under the Privacy section, select “Clear.”
How can you clear the browser cache on Windows 10?
In addition to these important caches, you might also want to clear the cache in your web browser, especially if you are facing trouble consistently opening particular web pages.
In Google Chrome, click on the three-dot menu at the upper right. Then, scroll to the History tab, here, click on “History” in the menu that will appear. Then click on “Clear browsing data,” then click on “Clear data.”
In Firefox, click on the three horizontal lines, this will open the menu. Then click on “Options.” On the “Privacy & Security” page, click on “Clear History…” Then click on “Clear Now.”
In Microsoft Edge, click on the three-dot menu, then click on “Settings.” In the Clear browsing data section, click on “Choose what to clear,” then click on “Clear.”
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