Green River College

How to Clear Your Browser Cache using Chrome

What is my web browser's cache?

Almost every website is comprised of dozens, sometimes hundreds or even thousands, of small files. Since many portions of websites do not change regularly, your web browser stores (caches) these files on your computer's hard-drive. This makes it possible for the website to load faster the next time you visit.

Why do I need to clear browser cache?

Caching files works until a change is made to one or more of the Website files. Since cached files often deal with how a page is displayed, updates made to the page may not display. It is also important to know that “refreshing” a page may not clear all cached files.

How do I clear browser cache?

  1. Click on icon to the left of the star icon and select History

    Step 1 - How to clear cache on specific page using chrome

  2. Look for a site called Open Instructor Briefcase grcc.greenriver.edu

    Step 1A - How to clear cache on specific page using chrome

  3. Click on checkbox adjacent to Instructor Briefcase and then choose Clear browsing Data... Step 2 - How to clear cache on specific page using chrome

Do I have to go through that process every time?

You may also want to regularly clear your cache, but don't want to go through those steps every time.