If you have trouble opening a web page, you may need to clear cache in Microsoft Edge to solve the issue. But do you know how to clear your cache in Edge? In this MiniTool post, we will show you how to do this. On the other hand, you can also set your Microsoft Edge to delete cache every time you close the web browser.

Do You Need to Clear Cache in Microsoft Edge?

The cache in a web browser is useful for you to re-open the page. But the data in a webpage keeps changing regularly. If your cache is outdated, you may encounter issues when you want to visit that page again. For example, you may encounter a 404 Page not found issue. Perhaps, you have reloaded the page many times but the issue persists. In a situation like this, you will need to make your Edge clear cache.

Likewise, the cached version of the web page you want to open contains a form that has changed. You can’t open it as normal. To solve the issue, you need to clear the cache in Microsoft Edge.

All in all, the cached version of a website can be outdated for various reasons. If so, you will be unable to open the specific web pages normally. Clearing cache in Edge is a recommended method to solve this issue.

Tip: If you want to clear cache in Windows 10, you can refer to this post to do the job: Some Guides on How to Clear Cache on Windows 10/8/7.

How to Clear Cache in Microsoft Edge?

Here is how to clear Microsoft Edge cache manually:

1. Open Microsoft Edge.

2. Click the 3-dot menu (Settings and more) and then select Settings.

go to Settings

3. Select Privacy, search, and services from the left menu.

4. Scroll down to find the Clear browsing data section and then click the Choose what to clear button to continue.

click Choose what to clear

5. On the pop-up interface, select the time range based on your situation.

6. Make sure that the Cached images and files option is selected. You can also select other options according to your requirements. For example, if you want to clear cookies in Edge, you also need to select Cookies and other site data.

7. Click the Clear now button to clear cache in Edge.

clear cache in Edge

Tip: If you only want to clear cache for one site in Microsoft Edge, this post is helpful: How to Clear Cache for One Site Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari.

How to Clear Cache in Microsoft Edge Every Time You Close the Web Browser?

If you want to save time, you can make your Microsoft Edge automatically clear cache in Microsoft Edge every time you close it. Here are the things you should do:

1. Open Microsoft Edge.

2. Click the 3-dot menu (Settings and more) and then select Settings.

3. Select Privacy, search, and services from the left menu.

4. Click Choose what to clear every time you close the browser under the Clear browsing data section.

click choose what to clear every time you close the browser

5. On the next page, you need to turn on the button for Cached images and files. You can also turn on other buttons as per your requirements.

turn on the button for Cached images and files

6. Close Microsoft Edge. Then, the cache in Edge will be automatically cleared. Here, you need to know that the cache can only be automatically removed after you close the browser.

Now, you should know how to clear cache in Microsoft Edge in two cases. You can just select one approach to resolve your issue. If you are bothered by some other related issues and want to find a solution, you can let us know in the comments.

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