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Google Chrome Tips – How To Clear The Cache

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Google Chrome is a very popular web browser that’s used on both desktop and mobile devices. Today we will talk about the Google Chrome version on computers and how you can clear the cache on it.

Not many know, but it is very important to clear the Google Chrome cache at least one time per month. The Google Chrome cache pre-stores files such as the images that are hosted on websites on your drive. This way, it can faster access a website when you re-visit it. Having this kind of data on the hard drive can be a privacy issue for some users, while others might think that Google Chrome is using too much of their hard drive space with the cache.

At the same time, when you clear the cache of Google Chrome, you will notice that your web browser will run smoother and the web pages will load faster than before (the first load will take a bit longer, as the cache will be empty).

Google Chrome: How To Clear The Cache

  • From the “Menu” button that can be found in the upper right corner of the Google Chrome window, choose “More Tools->Clear Browsing Data”;
  • You can also use the shortcut buttons “CTRL+Shift+Delete” on Linux or Windows or “Command+Shift+Delete keys” on Mac OS and select “Menu->Settings->Advanced->Clear Browsing Data”;
  • After that you will need to select the period of time you wish to delete the cached information using the “Clear the following items from” drop down menu;
  • You can now select the “Cached images and files” as these files are usually using most of your HDD space, but make sure that “Browsing History, Download History and Hosted App Data are selected too;
  • Finally click on the “Clear Browsing Data” button.

Are you using Google Chrome on your computer? Tell us what new features should be added to this popular web browser!