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How do I clear my cache in Internet Explorer?

Celeste Scott -

Sometimes it's important to clear your cache in Internet Explorer in order to restore full functionality of the PEPFAR SharePoint site.

The following article reviews step-by-step instructions for clearing your cache in Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10, or 11.

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How to Clear Your Cache

Step 1

Open Internet Explorer.


Step 2

For IE 9, 10, & 11: In the upper right corner, click the small gear icon (to the right of the star icon) and choose "Internet Options."


For IE 7 & 8: From the Tools menu, select" Internet Options."


Step 3

On the "General" tab, under "Browsing History," click "Delete."

IE 9, 10, 11:

IE 7, 8:


Step 4

IE 9, 10, 11:

  • Un-check the Preserve Favorites website data box.
  • Check the boxes for:
    • Temporary Internet files
    • Cookies
    • History
  • The Download History, Form data, Passwords, and inPrivate Filtering data boxes may be left un-checked. You can check them to delete this data if you so choose.
  • Click "Delete"


IE 7, 8:

  • Temporary Internet Files: click "Delete Files"
  • Cookies: click Delete cookies
  • History: click Delete history
  • Then click "Close"

When finished, click "OK" to return to your Internet Explorer window.


Step 5

Make sure you are logged out of Close the Internet Explorer window and restart your computer.


Step 6

After restarting your computer, open IE again and type in (do not use bookmarks).


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