KB200326 | HOW TO: Clear Cache on Chrome

KB200326 | HOW TO: Clear Cache on Chrome

It’s a good idea to clear the Google Chrome cache every once in awhile. The Chrome cache pre-stores files like images and web pages that sit on your hard drive for faster access if you were to visit the same pages again or pages that have the same components. Having this data on the hard drive can be a privacy issue for some people. Here’s how to clear the data.

Local Data

  1. Do one of the following:
    • From the “Menu”  button in the upper-right corner of the Chrome window, choose “More Tools” > “Clear browsing data…“.
    • Press “CTRL” + “Shift” + “Delete” keys in Windows or Linux, or “Command” + “Shift” + “Delete” keys on MacOS.
    • Select “Menu” > “Settings” > “Advanced” > “Clear browsing data…“.
  2. Select the period of time you wish to delete cached information using the “Clear the following items from” drop down menu. From there, you can choose “Cached images and files“.
  3. Select the “Clear browsing data” button, and Chrome will clear your cache.


Google Account Data

Some browser data is stored in your online Google account. You can clear that data with these steps.


  • From a browser, visit the Google – My Activity page.
  • Do one of the following:
    • Select  next to any item you wish to remove, then select “Delete“.
    • From the left menu , select “Delete activity by“, choose the desired options, then select “Delete“.



    • Related Articles

    • KB856181 - How to Translate Using Chrome

        INTERNAL KNOWLEDGEBASE ARTICLE:856121 | THE CATALYST SCHOOLS HOW TO:  Translate using Chrome This article will help you install google translate extension and how to use it.  For Scholars: All scholars now have the translate extension on their ...
    • KB856208 | HOW TO: Update Google Chrome

      Get a Chrome update when available Normally updates happen in the background when you close and reopen your computer's browser. But if you haven't closed your browser in a while, you might see a pending update: On your computer, open Chrome. At the ...
    • KB856223 | HOW TO: Sign in - out & Switch Google accounts through Google Chrome

      If you have more than one Google Account, You can sign in to multiple accounts at once. That way, you can switch between accounts without signing out and back in again.  Add accounts  1. On your computer, sign in to Google  2. On top right, select ...
    • KB 200340 | HOW TO: Create a Google Classroom

      Create a class As a teacher, one of the first things you'll do in Classroom is create a class for each of the classes you teach. In a class, you can assign work and post announcements to students. Make sure you are signed into your ...
    • KB 200341 | HOW TO: Invite Students to Google Classroom

      Invite students Go to classroom.google.com. Click the class you want to add students or a group of students to. At the top, click People  Invite students . Enter the student’s email address. As you enter text, an autocomplete list might appear. ...