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How to clear the cache on Chrome

clear the cache on Chrome

The basic function of a browser is to connect to a website server, download files from the internet and display them to users. To do this, the browser must keep temporary internet browser cache files in the browser's cache folder. Storing web pages, images, CSS, audio, video and other content downloaded from the internet and stored in the cache folder, help to display web pages more quickly when you log in a second time to visit that website. But there are also good reasons to clear the cache on Chrome and if you don't know how to do it, we'll help you.

How to empty the cache on Chrome

Before seeing how to clear the cache on Google Chromethat you can download from here, let's see together which are the positive aspects and the negativinello empty the cache of the browser Google Chrome from the computer.

  • Since the cache a folder stored in the computer, here you can find a large collection of files with the risk of eroding useful space on the hard disk and slowing down the computer.
  • The browser displays the contents of the oldest pages ignoring the new contents of the website. So, you can risk viewing obsolete content and not finding what you were looking for.
  • Information stored in the browser's cache is sometimes incomplete or damaged.
  • Clearing the cache clears large amounts of data from the browser's memory. If you have saved your username / password for a website, there is a high probability that you will also lose those.
  • Since the cache contains downloaded content, opening the same website again may cause it to load more slowly (the first time).

The steps below refer to the latest versions of Google Chrome. However, the process for clearing the cache on Chrome should be almost similar on any version you are using.

Step 1: Click on the Chrome menu icon located in the upper right corner of the screen, beyond the address bar.

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<p><strong>Step 2:</strong> Go to <em>Other tools -> Clear browsing data</em>. If you like keyboard shortcuts you can use the key combination <em>Ctrl + Shift + Delete</em> and in this case ignore Step 1 and Step 2.</p>
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Step 3: After clicking on Clear browsing data a pop-up (as shown below) will appear on the screen. From here you can select not only the cache, but all the navigation data you want to delete.

navigation data options

Step4: Since we only deal with the browser's cache, select the option Images and files stored in the cache and deselect all others if you don't want to delete them. To clear the cache and free up the files, we recommend selecting Allfrom the drop-down menu. Click on Clear browsing dataand the process to clear the cache of the completed Google Chrome browser.

As we have seen, emptying the cache has a number of advantages and disadvantages. Even if you don't choose to do it often for fear of losing your cache data, sometimes it becomes important to clear your Google Chrome browser cache because it speeds up your computer and frees up space on your hard disk.

In addition to this solution inside the Google Chrome browser, you can also use free computer cleaning software, such as CCleaner, whose review you find it here.