How to Delete Temporary Internet Files

Four Methods:Internet ExplorerGoogle ChromeMozilla FirefoxSafari for Mac OS X

You may occasionally want to delete your pesky temporary Internet files. Whether for security reasons or simply to free up some space on your computer, start with step 1 for your browser's method, below.

Method 1
Internet Explorer

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    Click Start, and open up the Control Panel
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    Select “Internet Options”
    • For Windows 7, you will have to click “Network and Internet” to be able to open “Internet Options”
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    Look at the new window. In it, there should be a section under “General” that refers to browsing history. Click on the button that says “Delete...”
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    Check the box that says “Temporary Internet files and website files”
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    Click “Delete”. After a few moments, your temporary Internet files should be gone!

Method 2
Google Chrome

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    Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the small icon in the top right corner that resembles three horizontal lines.
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    Click on “Tools”, then “Clear Browsing Data”
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    Check the box “Empty the Cache” and click “Clear Browsing Data”

Method 3
Mozilla Firefox

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    Open the Firefox menu, by clicking the word “Firefox” in the top left hand corner. There should be two columns of choices.
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    On the left column, hover your cursor over “History” to open another drop-down menu.
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    Click “Clear Recent History”
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    Check the box that says “Cache” and then click “Clear Now”. Because temporary internet files are stored in the cache, they should now be deleted

Method 4
Safari for Mac OS X

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    At the top left hand corner of the screen, open the “Safari” menu
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    Click the option that says “Empty Cache”. Temporary internet files are stored in the cache, so this should delete them all.

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