How to manually remove cache files in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge has just like other web browser cache files to improve the loading speed of a website.

By temporarily storing data from a website, an internet page appears faster in the web browser. This is because the website data doesn’t have to be downloaded from the internet every time you open the page. This is because they are already stored as cache files on your computer. Think of pieces of text, images, or videos. The next time you open a web page, all the information on that page will be fresh from the internet. In general, the internet user doesn’t have to do this himself because it is only stored temporarily.

But if you suspect that you see an older version of the website, you can manually empty the cache. All temporary cached files are then deleted. This isn’t a problem. The only consequence is that websites might load a bit slower.

Here’s how to manually remove cache files from the Microsoft Edge web browser.

Manually remove cache files in Microsoft Edge

In a new Windows Explorer window type: %localappdata%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\

If you have multiple profiles in the Microsoft Edge browser, you should replace the “Default” folder with either “Profile 1”, “Profile 2” etcetera.

rename cache folder microsoft edge

Find the Cache folder and rename the Cache folder to Cache_old.

Now try to start Microsoft Edge again. The cache files are now in the Cache_old folder and a new Cache folder is created.

Now you have successfully emptied the cache files for the Microsoft Edge web browser.

Maybe try to reset Microsoft Edge?

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