Cache files are temporary files, and they usually don’t cause problems. However, sometimes a huge amount of temporary files can cause performance issues, especially if you have limited SSD. Removing these files regularly can fix such issues, and this is what this tutorial will address. I will show you how to clear cache on Windows 11 systems.
Clear Cache Windows 11
There are different cache files that you can remove, and this will help improve any performance issues.
Disk Cleanup – Temporary Files
Windows comes with an in-built tool that removes cache.
- Click on the search icon on the taskbar and type Disk Cleanup. Click Open.
- Select the Drive where you have installed your OS.
- In the Files to Delete section, check all the boxes.
- Select Clean up system files.
- Press OK.
- Confirm your selection by selecting Delete Files.
Windows Store Cache
- Open the Run box using shortcut keys Win + R.
- Type WSReset.exe and press Enter.
Location data can reduce storage as well. So, you should clear this cache as well when the need arises.
- Open Settings app using Win + I.
- Select Privacy & Security from the left pane.
- Scroll down and select Location under the App Permissions section.
- Select Clear next to Location history.
Step-1: Click on the search icon and type cmd. Select Run as administrator.
Step-2: You will be asked, do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? Select Yes
Step-3: Type the following command and press Enter:
Sometimes, the browser cache can cause issues as well. I will show you how to clear cache in Edge and Chrome.
Step-1: Open Google Chrome/Edge
Step-2: Press the Ctrl + Shift + Delete keys on your keyboard.
Step-3: Select All Time from the drop-down menu and check the Cached images and files box.
Step-4: Select Clear Data (Chrome) or Clear now (Edge).