Along with usage, the computer that you use will increasingly slow down. There are many reasons why your computer or laptop becomes slow. One of them is cache buildup.
It’s not only computers or laptops that often experience this problem because of cache, several other devices such as smartphones, phablets, notebooks, ultrabooks, MacBooks, and tablets can also experience it.
There’s nothing wrong with the cache. The cache is very useful for increasing the running speed of an application. But if it’s too much, the cache can make our computers so slow.
Therefore, we need to do cache cleaning periodically. That way our computer will keep speeding and the hard drive is also not full of cache.
How to Delete Cache Files on Windows Computer
I’ve discussed how to clear the cache on android, now this time I will discuss how to delete cache files on computers using the Windows operating system.
If your computer or laptop is using Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 then you can use this method to clear cache files. Several ways can be used, ranging from using the application to not using the application at all.
Can be customized according to your needs. If you want something simple, you can use an application like CCleaner. In this article, I will explain everything, from using apps to not using apps.
1. Clear Cache In Windows With Run Feature
The Windows operating system has a temporary folder that contains temporary files such as cache, cookies, history, and other temporary files. The first way we can use to delete these files is to use the run feature.
Using this method there is no need to download an application. To clear cache in Windows using run, follow the steps below:
Press Windows key + R, then the “RUN” window will appear. Type the command %temp% then press enter. Then it will open a temporary folder belonging to Windows. Once the folder is open, you can delete all files and folders containing the cache.
2. Clearing Cache With Windows Disk Cleanup
The Windows operating system on your laptop has a built-in feature to clear cache, the feature is called Disk Cleanup. To clear cache using Windows Disk Cleanup, follow the steps below:
Click the Start menu > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup.
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After that, you will see several partitions on your hard drive. Select the partition you want to clean, wait for several options to appear, then tick all the options then press the “OK” button. Wait a few moments until the cleaning process is complete. The more cache that is cleared, usually the cleaning time will be longer.
3. Clearing Computer Cache Using CCleaner
The third way is also no less easy, namely by using an application called CCleaner. If you have been using Windows for a long time, you must be familiar with this utility application.
The CCleaner application can clean your computer’s hard drive. CCleaner can clean cache files, cookies, browsing history, and other junk files. The good news, the CCleaner application is very light to use, so it doesn’t burden the laptop’s performance.
How to clear the cache on the computer using CCleaner
To clear cache in Windows using CCleaner, follow the steps below:
Download and install the CCleaner application. You can search for it on Google. Oh yes. CCleaner is a free application, too small in size, so you don’t need to be afraid of running out of quota to download it.
After CCleaner is successfully installed on your computer, open the application and wait for the cache scanning process to complete. Check the files you want to clean, then click the “Run CCleaner” button. CCleaner will start cleaning the cache that has accumulated on your computer.
Wait until the cleaning process is complete. The length of the process usually depends on the amount of cache that has accumulated on your computer.
Those are 3 practical ways that you can use to clear the cache on your computer. The three methods above can be said to be very easy and do not require a long time.
For long-term use, I highly recommend using the CCleaner application. Another day you can use CCleaner to clear the cache again.