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Cache


The First Step is to Empty your Cache.

The easiest way to empty cache, is to hold down the "Shift" key on your keyboard while at the same time click on the "Refresh" button on your browser navigation bar. This automatically empties your cache and refreshes the current page.

To learn more about emptying your cache depending on your browser, below are directions: Remember to close all browser windows and start again after you make the following changes ,this is required.


Empty Cache by Browser

Each browser has its own way of controlling its cache, and some have different names for it. For instance the Internet Explorer calls it the "Temporary Internet Files folder". Here is information on how to empty the cache of some of the more popular browsers.


Netscape Navigator 3.x

From inside the Netscape window:

  1. Click on the "Options" menu
  2. Click on the "Network Preferences..." menu
  3. Click on the "Cache" tab
  4. Click on "Clear Disk Cache Now" button
  5. Click on "OK" button
  6. Click on "OK" button


Netscape Navigator 4.x

From inside the Netscape window:

  1. Click on the "Edit" menu
  2. Select "Preferences"
  3. Double Click on Advanced
  4. Click on the "Cache" tab
  5. Click the button: "Clear Memory Cache"
  6. Click the button: "Clear Disk Cache"
  7. Click on "OK" button


Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x

From inside the Explorer window:

  1. Click on the "View" menu
  2. Click on the "Internet Options" link
  3. When the new window opens, click on the "Advanced" tab
  4. Click on the "Settings" button
  5. Click on the "Empty Folder" button
  6. Click on the "Yes" button
  7. Click on the "OK" button


Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x & 6.x

From inside the Explorer window:

  1. Click on the "Tools" menu
  2. Click on the "Internet Options" link
  3. Click on the "Delete Files" button
  4. When the new window opens, make sure that the "Delete all offline content" box is checked
  5. Click on the "OK" button
  6. Click on the "OK" button to exit Internet Options


America OnLine

From inside the Explorer window:

  1. Connect to AOL
  2. Click on "INTERNET globe"
  3. Click on "The WEB" bar
  4. Click on "Pref" menu
  5. Click on "Advanced" button
  6. Click on "Purge Cache" button
  7. Click on "Yes" button
  8. Click on "OK" button
  9. Click on "OK" button


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Update Versions of the Page Every Time


Netscape Navigator 3.x

From inside the Netscape window:

  1. Click on the "Options" menu
  2. Click on the "Network Preferences..." menu
  3. Click on the "Cache" tab
  4. Under "Document in cache is compared to document on network" make sure that "Every time" is selected
  5. Click on "OK" button


Netscape Navigator 4.x

From inside the Netscape window:

  1. Click on the "Edit" menu
  2. Select "Preferences"
  3. Double Click on Advanced
  4. Click on the "Cache" tab
  5. Under "Document in cache is compared to document on network" make sure that "Every time" is selected
  6. Click on "OK" button


Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x

From inside the Explorer window:

  1. Click on the "View" menu
  2. Click on the "Internet Options" link
  3. Click on the "General" tab
  4. Under Temporary Internet Files, click the "Settings" button
  5. New window opens. Under "Check for newer versions of stored pages", choose "Every visit to the page"
  6. Click on the "OK" button
  7. Click on the "OK" button to exit Internet Options


Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x & 6.x

From inside the Explorer window:

  1. Click on the "Tools" menu
  2. Click on the "Internet Options" link
  3. Click on the "General" tab
  4. Under Temporary Internet Files, click the "Settings" button
  5. New window opens. Under "Check for newer versions of stored pages", choose "Every visit to the page"
  6. Click on the "OK" button
  7. Click on the "OK" button to exit Internet Options


America OnLine

From inside the Explorer window:

  • Tip: Try minimizing your AOL browser and than updating Netscape or Internet Explorer to update versions of the page Every Time


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