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How do I clear the browser cache in Internet Explorer?

  1. Start at the gear icon in the upper right. For older versions of Internet Explorer, select the Tools menu.
  2. Select Safety > Delete Browsing History (the shortcut keys are Control+Shift+Delete).
  3. Select Temporary Internet Files just to clear the cache.
  4. Select the other check boxes as well if you also wish to remove to remove cookies, history, form data, passwords and InPrivate Filtering data.
  5. Press Delete

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  1. Jan 20, 2011

    If you want IE8 to clear the cache automatically every time you close the browser, go to Tools --> Internet Options. On the Advanced tab, check the box "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed" (near the bottom).

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