CLear your Browser’s Cache

Every web browser stores web pages, images and other downloaded content on the computer. This is called the browser's cache. Clearing it occasionally or regularly can resolve issues with campus pages or objects not refreshing correctly after being edited. Since every browser is different, the following sections will outline the steps involved in clearing the cache for several popular web browsers.

Internet Explorer 8

  • Once your browser is open, click the Safety menu. Or, optionally you may simply press Ctrl-Shift-Delete to open the Delete Browsing History window (and skipping step 2) clicking 'Withdraw'
  • Click on Delete Browsing History...
  • Select "Temporary Internet Files".
  • Click the Delete button near the bottom of the window to delete your temporary files (i.e. clear your cache).
  • If you want the browser to automatically clear the cache whenever you close it, click the Advanced tab. Click to check the box next to the "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed" option (in the section labeled "Security"). Click OK. This will delete everything except cookies.

Internet Explorer 7

  • Once your browser is open, click the Tools menu and then click Internet options on the menu.
  • On the General tab (first tab), find Browsing History.
  • Click the Delete button in this section.
  • In the dialog box that appears, click the Delete files… button next to Temporary Internet Files.
  • Click the Yes button on the verification message.
  • Click the Close button.
  • Click the OK button.

Firefox 3.5.x

  • After the browser opens, click on "Tools".
  • Click on Clear Recent History. Alternatively, you can access this menu directly by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete.
  • Beside "Time range to clear", click "Everything".
  • Click Details and select only Cache.
  • Select Clear Now.


  • Once your browser is open, select the tools menu and click delete private data.
  • Click the details button.
  • If you do not wish to delete cookies, saved passwords, etc., uncheck them in the list.
  • Press delete.
  • If you are using the Nintendo DSi browser, go to History (accessible from the start page (press start button) & extended toolbar) and touch Delete All.
  • Go to the start page again and touch Settings.
  • Scroll down until you find Delete Cookies and touch that.


  • Once your browser is open, click the Safari menu and select Empty Cache....
  • Click Empty.

Important Notes:

  • Deleting cookies and deleting the cache are different.
  • You can also use third-party software, like CCleaner or Click&Clean