Oct 212011
 
Manuscript Book mural

East Corridor, Great Hall. Manuscript Book mural in Evolution of the Book series, John W. Alexander. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.

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Sep 062011
 

Your cache is your Temporary Internet Files folder that holds all the images, web pages, sounds and even cookies that you’ve seen, heard or downloaded from the web. Storing these files in your cache makes browsing faster because the websites you visit most often are more easily retrieved from a temporary file. However, these files also take up a lot of space and can ultimately slow down your browsing. For that reason, it is advisable to clear your cache from time to time to free up space on your computer.

If  you would like to clear your cache, here’ what to do:

In Internet Explorer, go to Tools > Internet Options > General tab > Delete button > Select “Temporary Internet Files” and “Cookies” as well as anything else you would like to delete > Delete. (Different versions of Internet Explorer might use slightly different terms, but these directions should allow you to navigate through all of them.)

In Firefox, go to Tools > Options > Privacy > Clear Your Recent History > Select “Cookies” and “Cache” > Clear Now. (Again, different versions of Firefox might use slightly different terms, but these general instructions should get you through.)

In Chrome, go to Tools > Options > Under the Hood > Clear Browsing Data > Clear Browsing Data.

Always remember to check off exactly what you want to clear and the time frame for which you want to clear it, but at a minimum clear your cache and your cookies. And remember, emptying your cache will often delete the usernames and passwords stored on your computer, so have them available to  re-enter the first time you go onto your websites after clearing your cache.

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