6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2013 5:24 PM by ~Bee
buzzdude Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have tried emptying caches (under the "Develop" entry in the toolbar menu) when I make changes to my website/blog. When I revisit the page, it has not changed. I have also tried, in conjunction with "Empty caches," checking "Disable caches and resetting Safari, with the following options checked:

Clear history

Remove all webpage preview images

Reset all location warnings

Remove all website data

Clear the Downloads list.

 

Again, the next time I visit the page it remains unchanged.

 

Just to make sure I wasn't losing my mind, I downloaded images from my website that I had changed and uploaded and opened them locally. They WERE changed, so Safari does not seem to be emptying the cache.

 

I then went to my website and deleted every single file and folder and re-uploaded the new website in its entirety.

 

Once again, when I visit the page I had been trying to change, the old page is presented to me!

 

Am I doing something wrong or does this just not work in Safari 6 / Mountain Lion?

 

I just tried the same experiment in Firefox and it shows the old image. I emptied it's cache and refreshed the page. Same thing. Old image still exists. I downloaded the image file from the website, placing it on my desktop. When I opened it in Preview, it is the NEW image!!!

 

Help!


Safari, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (31,095 points)

    buzz --

     

    I have the same concerns.  I have been trying this --

     

    Quit Safari.

     

    Then go to the Home Library by clicking on the desktop to get the Finder menu.  Then go up to  "Go" in the menubar, while holding  down the option key. You'll see the User Library in the drop

    down list.

     

    Then go to Caches > Safari and take that folder to the trash.

     

    The Caches > Safari file is now empty.

  • buzzdude Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Unfortunately, there is no file or folder named Safari in Caches on my iMac. I'm using Mountain Lion. Does that matter?

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (31,095 points)

    Are you looking in the Home Folder > Caches > com.apple.Safari?

    It's not the HD > Library > Caches folder.

     

    Follow my directions to find the User/Home Library.

     

    go to the Home Library by clicking on the desktop to get the Finder menu.  Then go up to  "Go" in the menubar, while holding  down the option key. You'll see the User Library in the drop

    down list.

  • freediverx01 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Not only has Apple moved "empty caches" from the Safari menu to the hidden Develop menu, but the function simply does not work.The only way to clear the file is to manually delete it.

  • raeann_w Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Accoring to the Safari Help:

     

    Clear the entire history list

     

    1. Open Safari if it is not already open

    2. Choose History > Clear History, and then click Clear.

    Clearing your history also empties caches, removes website icons, and clears the list of recent searches. Website icons are small graphics that help identify sites on the Internet. You see them in the address and search field, the bookmarks list, and other places. You can see your recent searches by clicking the magnifying glass at the left end of the address and search field when it’s empty.

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (31,095 points)

    raeann--

     

    That's right, "according to Safari Help."

    But I hate to say, it just isn't true.  The only way to really clear caches, is to manually delete the file from Users>Acct.Name>Library>Caches>Safari.  And in 10.7 and 10.8, the Users.Library folder is hidden.

    It's a mess, IMHO.