How to clear cache in new Microsoft Teams

Clearing the locally stored cache of the Microsoft Teams app is a crucial troubleshooting step for solving issues in MS Teams. However, the steps to clear cache in the new Microsoft Teams are different than the older or classic version of the Teams app. So, we have discussed the steps for both the version of Teams on Windows 11 or 10 or any other iteration of Windows.

How to clear cache in new Microsoft Teams

The locaiton of the stored Teams cache has changed in the latest version of the Teams app.

Step 1 – Quit the current instance of the Microsoft Teams app.

Step 2 – Closing the MS Teams minimizes it to the Taskbar corner overflow area. So, tap that button once to see all the icons there.

Step 3 – The Microsoft Teams logo will be there. Right-click that and “Quit” to quit the Teams app.


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Step 4 – Now, hold down the Windows and the R keys, briefly.

Step 5 – Later, paste this address into the box and hit Enter.



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Step 6 – Teams stores the local cache on your computer here.

Step 7 – So, select all the files and folders you find there. Hit the Delete key from your keyboard and empty the entire folder.


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Now, you must re-open the MS Teams and test. The next time you launch Teams, it will automatically build a new profile. Check if this works!


How to clear cache in classic Microsoft Teams

Clearing the cache on the older/classic Teams is quite easy.

Step 1 – Quit the current instance of MS Teams.

Step 2 – End the MS Teams application, running in the background. Do this from the taskbar corner overflow button.

Step 3 – After this, open the Run window.

Step 4 – There, put this address and click the “OK” button.



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Step 5 – After this, select all the contents inside the Teams folder and empty it.


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This way, you can clear the cache of the classic version of the Microsoft Teams app.