4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 9, 2012 7:59 AM by hpr3
Markaso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Have used mountain lion for a week or so now. I would like to erase the cache......but I couldn't find it on the menu bar like it was on OS X. How do you erase it??


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • 1. Re: Cache
    Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (89,660 points)

    If you are referring to the Safari cache, it's not possbile to empty the cache from the menu bar in the most recent version 6.

     

    There is a workaround. From your Safari menu bar click Safari > Preferences then select the Advanced tab.

     

    Click:  Show Develop menu in menu bar

     

    Now click Develop > Emtpy Caches

     

    OR, from the menu bar click Safari > Reset Safari

     

    Clearing the history will also empty the cache but unfortunately, it also deletes your History.

  • 2. Re: Cache
    NNEU Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    The simplest way to erase Cashe on Mac OS X is to use an App like "Clean My Mac".

  • 3. Re: Cache
    calebfrom84042 Level 2 Level 2 (355 points)

    Here’s how to clean your caches:

    1. Choose Users>your user name>Library>Caches.

    2. From the Menu bar, choose Edit>Select All.

    3. Drag all of the items to the Trash.

    4. From the Macintosh HD, choose Library>Caches.

    5. Choose Edit>Select All, and drag the items to the Trash. You’ll be required to type in an administrator’s password.

    6. Restart your Mac.

  • 4. Re: Cache
    hpr3 Level 5 Level 5 (5,710 points)

    Not recommended.