Clear Temporary Files

What are Temporary Files?

When you visit websites, certain files such as images and other website resources will be saved on your computer, tablet, or phone. This helps to speed up the loading of the website if you visit it again in the future.

The disadvantage with the saving of these images and other files, is that if InnoTech updates your website you may not see the latest changes until these temporary files are deleted from your computer – forcing your browser (Edge or Chrome) to re-download everything from your website. That will let you see the latest changes!

Just find your browser below and follow the directions.

Microsoft Edge

Follow the steps below to clear the temporary files in Microsoft Edge:

  • Open Microsoft Edge if it is not already running
  • Select the ". . ." menu in the upper right
  • Select the "Settings" option
  • On the left, select the "Privacy, search and services" option
  • The options will be displayed on the right side of the page. Scroll down to the section shown below:
  • Click the "Choose what to clear" button
  • In the "time range" drop-down list, select "All time"
  • You will see a series of checkboxes which allow you to select the information which should be cleared from your device. Make sure that ONLY the "Cached images and files" option is CHECKED. All other options should be UNCHECKED
  • Click the "Clear now" button
  • You will be returned to the Settings screen
  • Click on the "Choose what to clear every time you close the browser" option
  • You will see a series of "switches" which can be turned on or off. Make sure that ONLY the "Cached images and files" option is enabled (turned on). All other options should be disabled (turned off)
  • Close all Microsoft Edge windows
  • Restart your device – now you should see the correct website content for your website. You may need to repeat this process from time to time

Google Chrome

Follow the steps below to clear the temporary files in Google Chrome:

  • Open Google Chrome if it is not already running
  • Select the ". . ." menu in the upper right
  • Select the "Settings" option
  • On the left, select the "Privacy and security" option
  • The options will be displayed on the right side of the page. Click on "Clear browsing data"
  • In the "time range" drop-down list, select "All time"
  • You will see a series of checkboxes which allow you to select the information which should be cleared from your device. Make sure that ONLY the "Cached images and files" option is CHECKED. All other options should be UNCHECKED. The dialog should resemble the following:
  • Click the "Clear data" button
  • You will be returned to the Settings screen
  • Close all Google Chrome windows
  • Restart your device – now you should see the correct website content for your website. You may need to repeat this process from time to time

Firefox

Follow the steps below to clear the temporary files in Firefox:

  • Open Firefox if it is not already running
  • Open the menu in the upper right
  • Select "Options"
  • On the left, select "Privacy & Security"
  • Scroll down to the "Cookies and Site Data" section
  • Click the "Clear Data..." button
  • The Clear Data dialog will open. Configure the dialog as shown below with only the "Cached Web Content" option checked:
  • Click the "Clear" button
  • Close all Firefox windows
  • Restart your device – now you should see the correct website content for your website. You may need to repeat this process from time to time

Clear temporary files in Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome web browsers.

About InnoTech

InnoTech is a leading provider of Website Design Services, Website Hosting, Mobile Website Services, Email Marketing, Social Networking Services, and Search Engine Optimization for businesses and non-profit organizations throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island. With over 300 unique website design projects successfully implemented over the years, InnoTech has the experience to deliver for your Connecticut or Rhode Island business or non-profit organization. InnoTech is a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) which is registered with the State of Connecticut.

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