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Delete Browser Cache in Google Chrome


This document is designed to assist students, faculty and staff with deleting their temporary browsing history and cached information when using Google Chrome.

It is recommended that you empty your browser cache periodically as a good maintenance procedure. This prevents your browser cache from taking up large amounts of memory in your computer and assures that the web pages you access are the most current versions available.

Deleting your cache is also useful if you are experiencing errors while attempting to access web pages, whether they are University based (including the UW PeopleSoft HRMS and Financials systems), or belong to an outside company. Many of these errors can be corrected by deleting your browser cache and restarting your browser.

Also see:
How to Delete Browser Cache in Internet Explorer
How to Delete Browser Cache in Mozilla Firefox


  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the tools icon (three horizontal lines) at upper right, and select More tools > Clear browsing data from the drop-down menus.
  2. In the Clear Browsing Data window select the items you would like to have deleted. It is recommended that you do not unselect any of the selected items. The Passwords option can also be added as a selected item. In the Obliterate the following items from: menu, choose the beginning of time option from the drop-down list and then click Clear browsing data. It may take a few minutes to clear cached data.
  3. Restart your browser.


Reviewed: 0315 By: JG

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