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Q. How do I clear my browser cache in Internet Explorer?

Answered By: Beth Juhl
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2022     Views: 2247

By default, your web browser stores cookies and other information about sites you visit. Clearing your browser cache is often the easiest way to fix connection issues with library databases. 

To clear your cache in Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 11

  1. Choose Tools > Safety from the top menu or the Settings icon
    Internet Explorer Options menu
  2. Choose the General tab and then under Browsing History, the Delete... button. 
    You may also choose to delete cookies and history at this point.
    Delete Browsing history
  3. Uncheck Preserve Favorites and website data and check Temporary Internet Files and Cookies and website data and then click the Delete button. 
    Delete Browsing History in IE
  4. Click OK, close all browser windows and start again

Internet Explorer allows you to set your browser never to cache pages. Selecting this setting may slow down some page loads. However, if you wish to eliminate caching:

  1. Select: Tools Tools > Internet Options from the top  menu or the Settings icon
  2. On the main General tab, under Temporary Internet Files, click Settings
  3. Under Check for newer images of stored pages select the radio button for Every time I visit the page
  4. Click OK and then OK again to save your settings