How to empty Google Chrome’s cache

Published 10/09/2020 15:33 | Tutorials | comments
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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 “MenuHow To Empty Google Chrome'S Cache 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.
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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 How To Empty Google Chrome'S Cache next to any item you wish to remove, then select “Delete“.
    • From the left menu How To Empty Google Chrome'S Cache, select “Delete activity by“, choose the desired options, then select “Delete“.


I have a problem where Google freezes and says “Waiting for cache”. How can I solve this problem?

Clearing the cached images and files should solve that problem.

Why does nothing happen when I select “CTRL” + “Shift” + “Delete”?

Make sure you are using the “CTRL” and “Shift” keys on the same side of the keyboard.