How to delete temporary internet files

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How to delete temporary internet files
How to delete temporary internet files
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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.

Steps

Method 1 of 4: Internet Explorer

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Step 1. Click Start - Control Panel

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Step 2. Select "Internet Options"

In Windows 7, click "Network and Internet" and then "Internet Options"

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Step 3. Look at the new window

It should have a General tab that relates to your internet browsing history. Click on "Remove …".

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Step 4. Check the box for "Temporary Internet files"

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Step 5. Click "Delete"

The temporary internet files have been deleted.

Method 2 of 4: Chrome

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Step 1. Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the small icon in the upper right corner that resembles three horizontal lines

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Step 2. Click on the "Tools" button, then "Delete browsing data"

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Step 3. Check the "Clear cache" checkbox and click "Clear history"

Method 3 of 4: Firefox

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Step 1. Open the Firefox menu by clicking on the word "Firefox" in the upper left corner

A window with two columns will open.

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Step 2. In the right column, move the cursor over "Journal" to open the menu

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Step 3. Click "Erase Recent History"

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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

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Step 1. In the upper left corner of the screen, open the browser menu

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Step 2. Click on "Clear Cache"

Temporary Internet files are stored in the cache, so they will be deleted.

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