Clear the Cache on a MAC
The cache is a section of your computer's memory where your temporary internet files are stored.
Saving internet files is your computer's way of speeding up the process of opening web pages.
(This way the computer shows the pages as already stored in memory, rather than go out the Web and get
it again). It is important to clear your cache so that you can see the most recent version of a web
page. For example, if your instructor sent you an email stating that the link to an exam was now
available and you don't see the link, you need to clear your cache. After you clear the cache you
will see the new page with the link for the exam.
- Open Safari and click on the "Safari" pull-down menu at the top. Select
- A dialog box will open and ask you "Are you sure you want to empty the cache?"
Click the "Empty" button.
- Notice: You can also select "Reset Safari" from the same pull-down menu to
clear your cache. This will also erase all of your saved passwords and other valuable information
stored in the browser based on your input from this and previous times you worked with Web pages
using this browser.
- Also notice, there is no setting to automatically clear the cache in Safari,
so you should periodically clear the cache manually, as needed.