How to Clear all type of Cache in Windows 10 PC

How to Clear all kinds of Windows cache. This article shows you steps to clear all type of cache present in Windows 10 Computer. Microsoft’s new installment in its long running Windows Operating System ,is the new windows 10.The new Operating System is a huge improvement compared to its predecessors.

Also read: – How to delete windows 10 update cache to get rid of unwanted files

Windows 10, stores significant amounts of cache to make the system faster and more responsive compared to previous versions, this indeed is very efficient if you have tons of Free storage and free ram to work with, or a high performance cpu. Unless you have a considerable amount of free memory, you will eventually run into problems that will slow down your Pc , cause it to lag and maybe even hang if you load it with lot of tasks.

Fear not, I will now show you, how to clear the 4 types of cache in Windows 10

Delete Unnecessary files Cache on your System

This is the cache stored by your local and downloaded applications for a prompt and speedy response. Over time the cache data can be replaced by new one without getting rid of the older ones, by apps not configured to do so. You may thus eventually in some time ahead have to clean your cache manually.

To do so, simply..

a) Click on Start.

b) Search for Cleanmgr


c) Clean manager is used to clean unnecessary files in drive.

d) Manually Select the various hard drives you have installed eg: C:, D: etc. ONE by ONE and click Ok.



e) Select the various file types you want to clean up in the next window. Select all if you want to flush them all.

f) Now click on Clean Up System Files at the bottom of the window.


Clear Cache Cleanmgr Min

g) Click on Ok again.



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h) Wait for few seconds .

Now, select all the cached items which you want to delete from your PC.


Disk Cleanup Cahed




You have now cleared your cache.

Clear Windows Store Cache

Windows store because of being in its beta stages, is bound to store a lot of data as its cache, and is the likely culprit for your system’s performance issues. Windows cache can be deleted using the following method.

a) Press the Windows key + R to open the run command window.

b) Type WSReset.exe and press Enter.



This will clear the store cache.

Clear Location Cache

You can also clear your Location Data stored locally by following the steps listed below-

a) Click on Start key at bottom left end of your computer window.

b) Select and open Settings.



c) Click on Privacy.



d) In the left tab, find and click on Location.

e) Now on the right side hit clear to clear the location data.



This will clear your location history.

Clear Your DNS Cache on Windows 10

Tip: You can flush your DNS if you find problems with your browsing experience.

To do so, follow these steps.

a) Go to search box in windows 10 taskbar.

b) Search for Command Prompt or CMD and open it.




c) When the Command Prompt window opens, type-


d) Press enter.



This will clear your DNS cache 🙂

Delete Temporary cache files on your Windows PC

Step 1 – Right Click on Windows icon on bottom left of your PC screen.

Step 2 -Now, click on run.

Note: – Alternatively you can also press windows key + R together to bring RUN command box.

Right Click Run


Step 3 – Now, write %temp% in it and hit enter.

Temp Files Folder From Run


Step 4 – Now, delete all the files in the folder.

Delete Temp Files Windows 10



Step 4 – Now, again Open run command box and write temp in it and hit enter.

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Step 5 – Now, delete all files in the folder.

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Step 6 – Now, again right click on windows key and click on run.

Step 7 – Now, type temp in run command box and hit enter.

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Step 8 – Now, delete all the files in this temp folder also.

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Delete Prefetch Files from Windows PC

Step 1 – Right click on windows icon on bottom left and click on run from the menu

Step 2 – Now, type prefetch in the text field and hit enter.

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Step 3 – Now, delete all the files in this folder also.

Clean temp files through Windows 10 storage sense

Step 1 – Open settings by clicking on windows start button in the taskbar and then clicking on Gear icon.




Step 2 – Now, click on system.


System Windows 10


Step 3 – Now, click on storage from the left menu.

Step 4 – After that, click on Configure storage sense or run it now from the right.


Configure Storage



Step 5 – Now, click on Clean now.


Clean Cache Now



wait for some time and the system will clean the temp unused files from your PC.


Clean Files

After few seconds, it will show you how much space has been saved on your system

2- Browser Cache

Clear Edge Cache

a) Click on three dots at top right of the edge browser window.

b) Click on settings



c) Now, click on choose what to clear .



d) Now, choose what all you have to clear. for clearing all, just select all and click clear.



Clear Internet Explorer cache

a) Open the file explorer.

b) In the menu bar, Click on View and select Options.

c) In the next window open the General tab.

d) Under the sub-heading Privacy, click on Clear.

e) Click on Ok.

You have now cleared File Explorer History.

12 thoughts on “How to Clear all type of Cache in Windows 10 PC”

  1. Hi , this was really helpful
    Although in the first step with temp and %temp%
    There were a few files that I could not clear as whatever it was linked too was still running I got rid off my Web pages .
    And my Spotify from the task bar as they were running but the other files .
    I was not sure what they were linked too .

  2. thanks so much for this succinct and effective tutorial !!!!! It’s amazing how much crap is collected for informational purposes by the rest of the electronic world for use in marketing

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