Like with clear your browser cache, clearing the Windows cache is a good start to troubleshooting system problems, improving system performance, and freeing up disk space. Here’s how to clear your cache in Windows 10.
Clear the cache of temporary files with Disk Cleanup
To empty the cache of temporary files, type “Disc cleaning”” In the Windows search bar located in the lower left corner of the desktop.
Select the “Disk Cleanup” application, which will appear in the Windows search results.
Once selected, Disk Cleanup will start calculate the space you can free up on the operating system drive (C :).
Disk Cleanup for OS (C 🙂 will now appear. Scroll down and check the “Temporary files” box. You can also choose to delete files from other locations, such as “Trash” or “Downloads”.
Once you have selected what you want to erase, click on “Clean up system files”.
Once Windows has calculated the amount of storage space that will be freed, you will be taken to the same page. This time, select the files and locations you want to delete a second time, then click “OK.”
A warning will appear prompting you to confirm that you are sure you want to permanently delete the files. Select “Delete files”.
Disk Cleanup will now clean up unnecessary files on your computer. This process may take several minutes.
Clear DNS cache
If you want to erase your Windows 10 PC DNS hidden, open command prompt as administrator. To do this, type “Command Prompt” into the Windows search bar located in the lower left corner of the desktop.
The “Command Prompt” application will appear in the search results. Right-click on it and select “Run as administrator” from the menu.
Then run the following command:
ipconfig / flushDNS
You will receive a message informing you that you have successfully flushed the DNS resolver cache.
Clear Windows Store cache
To erase the Windows Store cache, open “Run” by pressing Windows + R on your keyboard. The “Run” window will appear. In the text box next to “Open,” type WSReset.exe, and then click “OK.”
Once selected, a black window will appear. There is nothing you can do here, so wait a few moments while the cache clears.
Once the window is closed, the cache is cleared and the Windows Store starts. You can close the Windows Store app if you want.
Clear location cache
To clear the location cache, click on the “Windows” icon in the lower left corner of your desktop to open the Start menu, From there select the “Gear” icon to open Windows settings.
The “Settings” window will appear. Scroll down and select the “Privacy” option.
You will now be in the “Privacy” group of settings. In the left pane, select “Location”, which is found in the “Application permissions” section.
In the next window, scroll down until you find the “Location History” group. Here, select “Clear” under the heading “Clear location history on this device”.