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How To Clear Cache Windows 10 Using 4 Easy Methods

A cache consists of several temporary files that are used by the operating system. When the caches get utterly full, the performance of the system will slow down. At times, the system might crash because of corrupted cache files. 

All the users need to clear the caches on the Windows 10. In general. This will help the system to run more efficiently and faster when there is enough disk space. If there is not sufficient space, the first thing that you should do is clear the cache. And if you don’t know how to do that, move to the next section. 

How to Clear Cache on Windows 10 

In this section, we are going to mention 4 easy methods for clearing cache in Windows 10. With the help of the below-mentioned methods, you can clear all types of cache from the system. 

Method 1: Clean the cache from settings

Users can easily clear the cache or remove the temporary files from the settings of Windows 10. All you just ended to do is, go to the Start menu and then perform the below-mentioned steps:

  • From the Start Menu, search for the Settings icon and tap on it.
  • And From the settings options, tap on “System”. Go to the “Storage” option next.
  • Right after that, choose the “Free up space now” option. Wait for a while until the scanning process gets over.
  • Further, you have to choose the “files you want to remove” option. 
  • Tap on the “Remove files” and you have to hang on for a moment until the cleaning process is utterly finished.

Make sure you have chosen the right option to remove. Once the cleaning process gets over, all the temporary files from the computer will be out. Hence, you will get more space in the disk. And if you need more storage in the disk, then you can move to the next section to clean the caches via Disk Cleanup. 

Method 2: Clean the Cache Via Disk Cleanup

In every Windows 10 system, you will get the disk cleanup software. These programs were designed to free up disk space from the hard drive. Disk cleanup first looks for the field of a hard drive that is no longer of any use and then removes it accordingly.

 So, you can also use the disk cleanup utility to clear the caches. And to use the disk cleanup utility in Windows 10, you have to do the below-mentioned steps:

  • Hold the Windows and R keys together to get the Run dialog box. 
  • When the Run dialog box pops up on the screen, write “cleanmgr.exe” in it.
  • Don’t forget to hit the Enter button next. Or you can even tap on the “Ok” button.
  • The Disk Cleanup window will next open on the screen. From that tab, tap on the “Clean up system files” option.
  • Tap on the “Yes” button when you are directed to do so. 
  • Make sure all the items are checked in the Disk Cleanup tab. Tap on the OK button right after that. 
  • When the confirmation window pops up on the screen, tap on the “Delete Files” option.

In a while, the Disk Cleanup Utility will remove all the temporary systems field from the device. And If you are unable to clean the caches in Windows even after applying this method, we would recommend you to proceed to the next stated method

Method 3: Use Windows Store Cache

In every Windows 10 system, a Windows store cache exists. With the help of that, you can easily clear the cache files with ease. All you just need to do is open the Windows Store, and choose the unwanted files that you want to remove. And if you do not know how to clear from Windows Store cache, these steps are for you.

  • Hold the Windows and R keys at the same time to open the Run dialogue box.
  • When the Run dialog box opens up. Write “wsreset.exe” in the blank field.
  • Hit the Enter button next to run the program. 

Users can even tap on the “Ok” button to open the Windows Store cache. You will get to see the Windows Store window when the clearing process will get over. That is how it works in every system. 

Method 4: Clear the Browsing Cache

Every time you will search anything on the internet, the cache files get saved on the browser. And if you don’t clear cache files, the system might crash at any point in time. So make sure you have cleared these caches. And to do that from the respective web browsers, you have to do the below-mentioned steps:

  • Hold the Ctrl, Shift and Del keys simultaneously. This will open the settings tab of the browser.
  • And from there, choose the “All-time or Everything for Time Range” option. 
  • At that time, check if the “Cache or Cached images and files” option is selected.
  • Next, tap on the “Clear data” button

And once you tap on that option all the saved data will get removed from the browser. Hopefully, by now you will be able to clear cache in Windows 10 system. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What does clearing cache indicate?

If you are encountering webpage sissies, the first thing that you should look for is to clear the browser cache. If the internet connection goes down, it’s high time that you clear the temporary cache files. Clearing the caches simply means that you are making extra space so that you can download new files again. When you will open any website and notice incompetent pictures or blank pages, this means the cache is filled with an already existing field. 

  • How will I clear the caches from Internet Explorer 10?

To clear the caches in Internet Explorer 10, you just need to do the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Open Internet Explorer 10 and then tap on the “Settings” icon.
  2. Right after that, choose the “Safety” option. Tap on the “Delete browsing history” option next.

Note: You can even tap on the Settings icon and then choose the “Internet” options. And then go to the General tab and from there move to the “Browsing history” section. Click on the “Delete” option further.

  1. Choose the “Temporary Internet Files” option and then click on the “Delete” option.

Once you are done with clearing the caches, a confirmation message will pop up on the screen. Resta the Internet Explorer 10 and you can now continue surfing the internet without any hesitation.