Clearing your Java cache

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Clearing your Java cache

Hello! Are your webpages loading slowly or not at all? Clearing the Java cache in Windows can remedy this problem — it will clear out certain junk files that may be causing problems and force your web browser to load the latest versions of webpages.

Before you start

You should probably print or save a copy of these instructions, as this page may not remain visible as you go through the following suggested steps.

You‘ll also need to know what version of Microsoft Windows is installed on your computer. You can find this information by following the instructions given in the online help article How do I determine the version of Windows I have.

Once you’re set, go ahead and click the link corresponding to the version of Microsoft Windows installed on your computer for further instructions:


Clear your Java cache in Windows 7/Vista/XP

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2. Click Programs, and then click the Java icon.

Notes:

  • If you’re using Windows 7 and your View by option is set to either Large icons or Small icons, click the Java icon.
  • If you’re using Windows Vista/XP and your control panel is set to Classic View, click the Java icon.
  • You can also access the Java Control Panel window by right-clicking the Java icon (if present) on the Windows taskbar next to the clock, and then clicking Open Control Panel. Click the General tab, and in the Temporary Internet Files section, click Settings.

3. Click Delete Files.

4. In the Delete Temporary Files window, select all the check boxes, and then click OK.

5. Click OK to close the Temporary Files Settings window.

6. Click OK to close the Java Control Panel window.

7. Open your web browser and continue browsing.


Clear your Java cache in Windows 2000/Me/98

1. Click Start, select Settings, and then click Control Panel.

2. Click the Java icon.

3. Click the General tab, and in the Temporary Internet Files section, click Delete Files.

4. In the Delete Temporary Files window, select all the check boxes, and then click OK.

5. Click OK to close the Java Control Panel window.

6. Click OK to close the Control Panel window.

7. Open your web browser and continue browsing.



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Last updated: 06-10-2014
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