3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2012 2:54 PM by Beetone
Beetone Level 2 (320 points)

Whenever I attempt to clear the cache (by selecting Safari - Empty Cache from the menu) Safari freezes and I am obliged to force quit.

I am using version 5.1.2 with OS X 10.7.2. Any suggestions?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • CT Level 6 (17,545 points)

    How long do you wait before giving up and force quitting?


    Sometimes I get the spinning beachball of death for a moment or two, but it eventuallly goes away on its own.


    I used to clear the cache all the time to preserve RAM, but now it seems that clearing the cache does not really free up much RAM and I only do it occasionally.



  • Zyriab Level 4 (3,300 points)

    Try repairing disk permissions in the first instance.  If the problem persists then close Safari, drag <home>/Library/Caches/com.apple.safari/Cache.db to the trash, restart Safari the Cache.db file will be recreated.

  • Beetone Level 2 (320 points)

    Repairing disk permissions resolved the issue. Thanks!