Clearing the cache in the Chrome browser on a desktop computer is a simple process. Here’s how you can do it:
- Open Chrome:
Launch the Google Chrome browser on your PC.
- Access Settings:
In the top-right corner of the browser window, click on the three vertical dots to open the menu. Also can be accessed directly by going to: chrome://settings/clearBrowserData
- Go to Clear Browsing Data:
From the menu, hover over and then click on “Clear browsing data.”
- Choose Data to Clear:
In the “Clear browsing data” window, you’ll see several options such as “Browsing history,” “Cookies and other site data,” and “Cached images and files.” Check the box next to “Cached images and files.”
- Select Time Range (Optional):
You can choose a time range for which you want to clear the cache. If you want to clear the entire cache, select “All time.”
- Clear Data:
Click on the “Clear data” button to confirm and initiate the cache-clearing process.
- Restart Chrome (Optional):
After clearing the cache, you can choose to close and restart the Chrome browser for the changes to take effect. This step is optional but can help ensure a clean start.
Please note that clearing the cache will log you out of websites, and you may lose some browsing history. The exact menu options may vary slightly depending on the version of Chrome you’re using, but the general steps should be similar. If you have trouble finding the specific settings, you can refer to the Chrome Help documentation or check the settings menu in Chrome for guidance.