Windows 11

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.

Clear Cache Windows 11
  1.  Click on the search icon on the taskbar and type Disk Cleanup. Click Open.
  2.  Select the Drive where you have installed your OS.
  3.  In the Files to Delete section, check all the boxes.
Clear Cache Windows 11
  1. Select Clean up system files.
  2.  Press OK.
  3.  Confirm your selection by selecting Delete Files.
Clear Cache Windows 11

Windows Store Cache

  1.  Open the Run box using shortcut keys Win + R.
  2.  Type WSReset.exe and press Enter.
Clear Cache Windows 11


Location data can reduce storage as well. So, you should clear this cache as well when the need arises.

  1.  Open Settings app using Win + I.
  2.  Select Privacy & Security from the left pane.
  1.  Scroll down and select Location under the App Permissions section.
Location Settings
  1.  Select Clear next to Location history.
Clear Cache Windows 11

DNS Cache

Step-1: Click on the search icon and type cmd. Select Run as administrator.

Command Prompt

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:


Clear Cache Windows 11

Browser Cache

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).