How to Clear Cache in Windows 11

A cache is very useful in Windows as it allows you to access programs very quickly. But sometimes, it may reduce the system performance of your Windows 11. That’s why it is recommended to delete the cache of your system and browser on Windows 11. Here is everything you need to know about how to delete the cache.

Clear System Cache in Windows 11

There are many 3rd party apps and tools that will help you to clear your system cache. Here are some methods to remove the cache.

Method 1: Clear Temporary Cache

A temporary cache is created automatically by your Windows system and apps. You can delete these temp files as they are temporary. When you open any software or apps, Windows will create a cache again.

Step 1: Press Windows + R button on your keyboard to open the Run command box.

Step 2: Type “%temp%” in the Run box and press enter. This will open a Temp folder where all temporary files are stored.

Type temp in the Run box and press enter

Step 3: Use CTRL + A to select all files and press the delete button on the keyboard. It will delete all the temp files.

You can also use this address to access temporary files.

C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Temp

Go to Temp directory

Replace USER with your Windows 11 username.

You have to restart your PC.

Method 2: Remove Temporary Cache Files Using the Settings app?

Step 1: Press and hold the Windows key + I key from the keyboard to open the Settings app.

You can also use the Windows + X button to access the quick menu and choose settings from the list.

Choose Settings from the menu

Step 2: Click on the system in settings.

Click on System

Step 3: Now scroll down and then select the storage option from the left sidebar.

select the storage option from the left sidebar

Step 4: Now click on the Temporary files in the right sidebar.

Click on Temporary Files

Step 5: Now select the type of temp files and click on remove.

Select and remove files

Step 6: You have to wait for some time. Once done, restart your PC.

Method 3: Use Disk Cleanup to Clear Cache in Windows 11

Windows OS comes with this built-in tool called Disk Cleanup. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Open the start menu with the Windows button on your keyboard.

Step 2: Search for Disk cleanup. Click on the first result.

Search for Disk Clrean Up

Step 3: Select the drive for which you want to delete temp files. Select the drive and click OK.

Step 4: Disk Cleanup will scan your selected driver for all cache files stored on your system.

Step 5: Once done, select files that you want to delete and then click on Ok.

Select the files that you want to delete

Restart your PC.

Method 4: Clear DNS Cache using CMD

To clear the DNS cache, follow these steps.

Step 1: Open the start menu and then search for cmd to open a command prompt.

Step 2: Select the Run as administrator option.

Open CMD and click on Run as admin

Step 3: Now type this command in the command prompt and press enter.

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig flushdns Command

Step 4: Wait for some time. It will delete all DNS cache.

Conclusion

Clearing a cache is the best way to make your PC faster and remove unwanted files from your system. If you are facing low performance then clean the cache of your Windows computer.

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Rahul Patel

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