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Question: How do I clear cache in Safari now?

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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

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You can enable the Develop menu to clear the cache if you don't want to clear your history...

From your Safari menu bar click Safari > Preferences then select the Advanced tab.

Select: Show Develop menu in menu bar

Now from the menu bar click Develop > Empty Caches

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Jul 20, 2015 8:06 PM in response to Lisa Hodgen In response to Lisa Hodgen

No one here has the right answer. 10 dot person or not, I've tried clearing the cache from the the library to the develop menu, IT DOESN'T WORK! I'm still left with 1.5 GB or more of cache crap! I'm convinced now it's a virus hiding in another part of my Mac. I just have to find it. When I do, if Link doesn't find it first, I'll let you know how to get rid of it. Sincerely, one dot man.

Jul 20, 2015 8:06 PM

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Jul 21, 2015 8:46 AM in response to Goopin Dog In response to Goopin Dog

Goopin Dog wrote:

I'm still left with 1.5 GB or more of cache crap!

Why do you believe that cache files are "crap?" The purpose of cache files is to help your Mac perform at its best. They keep it running faster. By deleting cache files, you force your Mac to start rebuilding them from scratch, which slows it down... not to mention the fact that the cache files just come right back over time.

Ignore the caches. Pretend they're not there, and don't mess with them. DEFINITELY don't use any "cleaning" utilities that profess to speed up your Mac by deleting caches. If you are running tight on hard drive space, trimming out cache files is not an appropriate solution, since they'll just come back... you need to remove some of your data files or applications that you no longer need, or that you can move to another storage device.

Jul 21, 2015 8:46 AM

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Apr 15, 2017 8:27 AM in response to Pedro Santos In response to Pedro Santos

The 'Official' Apple method is to: Close down ALL applications except Finder then, at the top Tool Bar on the left where you'll see 'Go' as here:-

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While holding down the Alt key click on the Go option and you'll see this:-

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Send the Safari one (I send them all) to the Trash, don't empty the Trash yet. Re-start your computer. Then empty the trash.

Apr 15, 2017 8:27 AM

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Oct 20, 2017 1:30 PM in response to Lisa Hodgen In response to Lisa Hodgen

Hi, if you need to clear Safari caches only, then go Preferences ->‘Advanced’ tab then check ‘Show Develop Menu’ then you would be able to see a new 'Develop' menu at the top, click here and select the ‘Empty Caches’ option.
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That's it! If you want to know more ways of how to clear cache files or history in Safari or, please try this great post https://macappgeeks.com/clear-safari-cache-file-on-mac

Oct 20, 2017 1:30 PM

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Nov 7, 2017 1:55 AM in response to Kruaton In response to Kruaton

I'm on OS 10.13.1, High Sierra, and Safari 11.0.1.

Testing locally, with 'Disable Local File Restrictions'.

The link provided in the previous post gives nothing new.

Wasting hours trying to clear the cache while testing css/javascript combinations.

There's no 'Disable Cache' option in the developer menu--nor in previous OS, Sierra.

Even if I use the option-Go menu, and delete from the library "com.apple.Safari"--still, I need to quit the browser and re-load twice before the new code is displayed.


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Nov 15, 2017 11:33 PM in response to Lisa Hodgen In response to Lisa Hodgen

1. Upper right hand corner. Menu tab will appear.

2. Click the "privacy" tab.

3. Click the button "remove all website data".

4. Click "remove now" in the pop up window that appears.

5. Check it out. https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=45060

Nov 15, 2017 11:33 PM

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