Note: This guide is for the OLD version of Microsoft Edge, if you are looking for the new/current version of this browser, please go to this article.
Why should I clear the cache of my browser?
Clearing the cache from Edge can be beneficial for your computer. It can help:
- Protect your personal information
- Your browser run 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 Microsoft Edge.
You can skip Steps 1-3 by pressing CTRL + Shift + DEL all at the same time. If you are having issues doing this, please proceed with step one.
1) With Microsoft Edge open, click on the Three Dots at the top right of Microsoft Edge
2) Click on Settings from the drop-down menu
3) Scroll down until you see Clear browsing data and select Choose what to clear
4) Deselect Browsing History and Cookies and saved website data but leave Cached data and files checked. Then click Clear
You can leave Browsing History or Cookies and saved website data checked if you would like to clear all the websites you have visited or the cookies that websites have left on your browser.
5) That's it!