6 Tips To Delete Cache on Computer For All Windows

On the computer, If you have a Hard Disk/SSD drive with a size up to 500GB, not all space can be used if you know what caused it? yes, it is a cache.

What is Cache?

Cache data is information stored on your computer which might be embraced, cache can improve performance to open an application that has been used before, that way the file will continue to be stored and hidden until when it is needed again.

In windows 10 there are lots of hidden caches. Usually, these files are for windows updates, browsing, and others.

There are several examples of cache on the computer :

1. Windows 10 Update Cache

For the convenience of users, windows 10 storage caches files all windows update files, which are useful when updating windows the downside is it will take up more space.

We can delete the windows update cache, before we delete it we have to turn off windows update first to make sure no updates are running. for this step you can open  CMD (Command Prompt) and run the command :

net stop wuauserv

Then open File Explorer and find C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download, in the download folder you can delete everything safely. After that, you must activation the windows defender with the command :

net start wuauserv

2. Temp File Cache

Windows has a system directory to save temporary files (Temp File), not all programs can remove automatically which result in a messy file, the files are usually safe to delete with notes the file has not been used for a week.

To delete temp file cache :

  • Open Start Menu.
  • Find Disk Cleanup app.
  • Select Drive C:.
  • Wait until finish.

Under tab Disk Cleanup, uncheck all boxes and checklist Temporary Files, then select OK. You can see the temp files on my computer up to 5,63 MB. The rest of the files I deleted.

3. Thumbnail Cache

Windows have a system that allows for preview thumbnail from the file. For example, one of them Mp4 files video will be shown with a frame from the video itself. thumbnails are good in terms of usability. But, have you ever thought about where thumbnails come from? it will slow down your computer.

To remove the Thumbnail cache :

  • Open Start Menu.
  • Find Disk Cleanup app.
  • Select Drive C:.
  • Wait until finish.

Under tab Disk Cleanup, uncheck all boxes and checklist for thumbnails, then select OK.

4. System Restore Cache

System Restore is one of the most useful features in windows, maybe you think that you don't need it, but this is very useful to help you to the previous state.

You never thought to use System Restore. But, it's also important don't ignore it, System Restore uses a lot of storage space you can free up this space by clearing saved Restore Points.

To delete the System Restore cache you can open the Start Menu, find System, run, and select System Protection and click. Under the tab System Protection, select drive system and select configure.

Select delete to delete all Restore Point, if you do make sure to create another restore point.

5. Web Browser Cache

Every time you visit a web page, your browser added pages including HTML, CSS, Javascript, and image files to the browser cache. Next time you visit the same page browser will use cache for faster loading.

This is good, but cache reduces your bandwidth and increases the web browsing experience cache can also be a problem. For example, if a web page loads the old cache data the site may not work properly, One solution is to clear the cache from your browser and it also helps free up your disk space.

Every browser has its own way to clear the cache. For example :

  • On Mozilla Firefox: Open Options menu - Advanced - tab network - Select clear now.
  • On Google Chrome: Open Setting menu - show more tools - clearing browsing data.

6. DNS Cache

When you access the website, basically your computer requests web data from another computer, but how do you know how to contact a specific computer? Domain Name System (DNS) is what is used.

Whenever windows run from a certain route. For example, from your computer to the server umahal.com, the computer will remember the route in the DNS cache. However, when the DNS change and your computer still keeps a cache of DNS, will be able to cause trouble (like can't load the page).To delete DNS cache, open CMD and run the following command :

ipconfig /flushdn

This cache file is indeed useful for future purposes, but if you don't want the storage space to be filled with cache files, you can delete them. Basically, all windows are the same, only the menu is different.

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