Sometimes you need to delete temporary internet files, either for security reasons or in order to free up space on your hard drive. Here's how to do it.
Method 1 of 4: Internet Explorer
Step 1. Click Start - Control Panel
Step 2. Select "Internet Options"
In Windows 7, click "Network and Internet" and then "Internet Options"
Step 3. Look at the new window
It should have a General tab that relates to your internet browsing history. Click on "Remove …".
Step 4. Check the box for "Temporary Internet files"
Step 5. Click "Delete"
The temporary internet files have been deleted.
Method 2 of 4: Chrome
Step 1. Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the small icon in the upper right corner that resembles three horizontal lines
Step 2. Click on the "Tools" button, then "Delete browsing data"
Step 3. Check the "Clear cache" checkbox and click "Clear history"
Method 3 of 4: Firefox
Step 1. Open the Firefox menu by clicking on the word "Firefox" in the upper left corner
A window with two columns will open.
Step 2. In the right column, move the cursor over "Journal" to open the menu
Step 3. Click "Erase Recent History"
Step 4. Click Details and check the box for "Cache" and click "Clear now"
Since temporary internet files are stored in the cache, they will be deleted.
Method 4 of 4: Safari
Step 1. In the upper left corner of the screen, open the browser menu
Step 2. Click on "Clear Cache"
Temporary Internet files are stored in the cache, so they will be deleted.