How to Clear Cache on Google Chrome (PC/Mac)

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edited May 2023 in General Discussion

Why should I clear the cache?

Clearing the cache from Chrome can be beneficial for your computer.  It can help:

  • Protect your personal information

  • Your browser runs more efficiently for a better online experience

  • Prevent you from using old auto-fill on forms

  • Pro-actively stop scam pop-ups from appearing

Whenever you visit a website, your browser stores a temporary cached version of that webpage.  This enables your computer browser to efficiently bring up this website again in case you return to it.  Cached files generally contain saved data for the website as well such as text size preference, language, layout, etc.  

However, that same cached data can sometimes enable scam pop-ups to occur on your computer and no one wants to deal with that sort of scare.  In this article, we’re going to show you how to easily clear the browser cache from Google Chrome.

You can skip Steps 1-3 by pressing CTRL + Shift + DEL for PC or COMMAND + SHIFT + DEL for Mac all at the same time.  If you are having issues doing this, please proceed with step one.

1) Click on the Three Dots (Customize and control Google Chrome) in the top right of your Google Chrome browser.


2) Click on Settings from the drop-down list.


3) On the left side, click on Privacy and security.


4) Click on Clear Browsing Data.


5) Change the Time range to the desired time range, I recommend changing it to All time. 

Deselect Browsing History and Cookies and other site data but leave Cached images and files checked. Then click Clear data.  

You can leave Browsing History or Cookies and other side data checked if you would like to clear all the websites you have visited or the cookies that websites have left on your browser.  


6) That's it!

We also have instructions for other browsers as well.

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