Clearing Internet Explorer 11 Browser Cache

The temporary Internet files in Internet Explorer 11, sometimes called the cache, are the copies of text, images, and other data from recently viewed websites that are stored on your hard drive.

As far as troubleshooting a problem goes, deleting temporary Internet files is helpful when a web page won't load but you're pretty confident that the site works.

Deleting the temporary Internet files in Internet Explorer is safe, and you can choose options to ensure that stored features like cookies and passwords won't be removed.

Follow the easy steps below to clear the cache in Internet Explorer 11:

  1. Open Internet Explorer 11.
  2. On the very right-hand side of the browser, click on the gear icon, Safety, and Delete browsing history...

     3. In the "Delete Browsing History" window, uncheck all options except the one labeled
         Temporary Internet files and website files.

     4. Click the Delete button.

     5. The "Delete Browsing History" window will disappear.  
         Note: Your cursor may go busy for a few moments.

Once your cursor returns to normal or once you notice the finished-deleting message at the bottom of the screen, your temporary Internet files are finished deleting.