For Windows 8 and 10, Google the "deleting cache in ........"
(insert your version)
received an e-mail asking: "How and where do I clean the cache.
answer in part: "That's a pretty open ended question since there
are lots of cache. Start by reading my page at http://www.bear-it.net/xpcleanup.htm
assuming you are on XP. After you read all that, you will have a better
idea of the various material that is stored on your computer. Most
of the stuff is temporary and can be referred to as cache."
also added some definitions from the web found by searching the web
for cache. There are common use and technical uses.
reason I am making this page is to clarify things that should be removed
regularly as part of security and general cleanup.
of the items stored on your computer are just temporary and can be
deleted without harm. Some are referred to as Cache. One definition
says "Short-term storage. A cache is used to speed up certain
computer operations by temporarily placing data, or a copy of it,
in a location where it can be accessed more rapidly than normal. For
example, data from a storage disk may be cached temporarily in high-speed
memory so that it can be read and written more quickly than if it
had to come directly from the disk itself; or a microprocessor may
use an an on-board memory cache to store temporary data for use during
operations. 'Cache' is derived from the French word for a hiding place,
and so is pronounced like 'cash'. "
problem is that much of the so-called short term or temporary stuff
stays there until you manually delete it. The more junk you have the
slower your machine goes. So it pays to know what is there and get
rid of unnecessary stuff.
most common and dynamic is the Temporary Internet Files. I will discuss
here only Internet Explorer. If you use a different program to browse
the web, then use help to determine how to get rid of them.
IE versions and other browsers work pretty much the same for this
operation. Every graphic you see on pages you visit are stored (downloaded)
in a folder on your computer. The advantage is that if you revisit
the same page again or another page with the same graphic, the page
loads faster since the graphic has already been downloaded. There
is a folder on your main drive called Temporary Internet Files.