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How Do I Clean the Cache in Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11?

ISSUE:

As a User, my computer is slow, finding errors, and pages are freezing while using IE 8, 9, 10, or 11.

Self-Help:

Clean your cache.

INTERNET EXPLORER 8 Instructions:

  1. Open your IE 8 browser and click on the Tools menu 

        a. ALTERNATE OPTION: you may press Ctrl-Shift-Delete to open the Delete Browsing History

Window.

     2. Click on Internet Options

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  1. Click on Delete under the Browsing history option


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  1. Select Temporary Internet Files and Cookies
  2. Click Delete

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Your temporary files (ie: your cache) should be cleared.

 

INTERNET EXPLORER 9, 10, & 11 INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Open IE 9, 10, or 11 by clicking on the “e” logo on your desktop or task bar
  2. In the upper right-hand corner of your browser, click the gear icon (which is the tools button) a. QUICKER OPTION: you may press Ctrl-Shift-Delete to open the Delete Browsing History Window. Skip down to Step 5.

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  1. Hover your mouse cursor over the Safety link
  2. Click on Delete Browsing History

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  1.     Place a checkmark in the boxes Temporary internet files and Cookies
  2.     After selecting the boxes press the Delete button

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  1.  You should see a notice at the bottom of the page stating that the selected browsing history has been cleared.
  2. Close and reopen your browser.

 

NOTE: IE has a feature which retains some cookies even after you clear your cache if you do not UNCHECK the Preserve Favorites Website Data.

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