4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 9, 2012 7:59 AM by hpr3
Markaso 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)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (102,820 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.

  • NNEU Level 1 (55 points)

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

  • calebfrom84042 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.

  • hpr3 Level 5 (5,725 points)

    Not recommended.