How to protect your data while clearing cache in Windows 10?
Here you will find out:
- how to clear 4 types of cache
- how DiskInternals can help you
Are you ready? Let's read!
4 types of cache and how to clean it:
Here is few methods that can be helpful and any of them can be your solution.
1. Temporary files
Temporary files can be cleaned up using the Disk Cleanup function.
To do this, enter “Disk Cleanup” in the Windows search bar and click OK.
Select “Disk Cleanup”. You can select the Temporary Files checkbox, and you can also delete files from other locations, such as the Trash or Downloads. Then click “Clean up system files” and, in a new window, the Disk Cleanup utility will begin to calculate how much space you can free up on the operating system disk (C :).
Then click “OK”. A warning appears that the files will be deleted permanently, click OK, and then “Delete files”.
After a few minutes, the cache will be cleared.
You can clear the DNS cache by using specific commands at the privileged command prompt.
The command to flush the DNS cache looks like this:
ipconfig /flushDNS, press Enter.
After you receive a message stating that the DNS cache was cleared successfully, exit the command prompt and restart your computer.
3. Windows store cache
To clear the Windows Store cache, you should also use the command line functions. So, press Windows + R keys on your keyboard. The Run window will appear, where you will enter WSReset.exe and click OK.
Then just wait a few seconds while the cache is cleared and restart your computer.
4. Location cache
To clear the location cache, open the Start menu and select Windows Settings.
In the new window, scroll down and select the "Privacy" option. Next, go to the Application Permissions subsection and select the Location tab there.
In the next window, find the "Location History" group and select "Clear" under the heading "Clear location history on this device."
Wait for the cleaning to complete and restart your computer.
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