Internet Explorer: How do I clear cache and temporary Internet files?

Step 1: Open Internet Explorer.

For IE 8: From the Tools menu choose Internet Options.

For IE 9IE 10, and IE 11: In the upper right corner, click the Tools button (small gear icon to the right of the star icon) and choose Internet Options.


Step 2:  On the General tab, under Browsing history, click Delete.


Step 3: Delete Browsing History

  • Uncheck the Preserve Favorites website data box. 
  • Check the Temporary Internet and website files, Cookies and website data, and History boxes. 
  • Click Delete.
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Step 4: When finished, click OK to return to your Internet Explorer window.


Step 5: Close and then reopen Internet Explorer.