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How to clear the cache of your Mac?

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Sometimes, when looking for recommendations related to setting up their browsers, Mac owners might also want to know how to clean their cache. Not all users know how to do it. This review was prepared especially for them. It is recommended to clean the cache at least once a month. It will have a restorative effect on your computer. Removing the cache on your Mac can save quite a lot of space and help you monitor your memory better.

How to clean the Browser cache and data?

So, we will clean the cache of the standard browser of the MAC OS X – Safari. If you’d want to remove the history, the steps to follow are more or less the same:

  1. Open Safari. Click on “Safari” on the menu bar.
  2. Click “Preferences”
  3. Click “Privacy” tab
  4. You can either choose “Remove all website data” or “Details” to decide which data to delete

There is an easy way to clear the cache on Safari. By this method, you don’t need to hassle with the steps every time.

  1. Open Safari. Click on “Safari” on the menu bar.
  2. Click “Preferences”
  3. Click “Advanced”
  4. At the bottom of the preferences, tick the “Show Develop menu in menu bar” option. Now you have an extra option on Safari menu called “Develop.”
  5. Click on “Develop,” and you will see two options in the middle: “Empty caches” and “Disable caches.” You can either disable or empty cache with ease.

If you want to clean not only the cache but also the history (addresses of the websites you attended during a certain time), then you will need to click the “History” tab in the menu, and at the bottom, you will see the “Clear History” tab. Just click it and clear your browsing history. As you can see, everything is quite straightforward.

How to clean the program cache?

Keep some application on the local hard drive to make your Mac faster. For various reasons, the data kept can sustain damage at the program level, and it can slow down operation of your Mac considerably.

Also, it’s possible that applications cached data have been damaged will refuse to start.

More useful features and tips about cleaning the cache can be found here:

https://macpaw.com/how-to/clear-cache-on-mac

To prevent the malfunction of any application, you need to clear the program cache. It is a simple task. It is possible to clean the cache or history using standard functionality of the iOS operating system or 3rd party applications. Now, we will tell how to clean program cache from the standard command bar.

If some of your programs slow down or won’t start at all, then we suggest you take a look at the following instructions. Perhaps the problem is not in the cache memory, and you will need to re-install the application.

But first, try to clean it. These applications will not be affected because each program automatically creates a new cache-base on your Mac.

To delete the applications, you’d need to perform only two steps:

  1. Press a combination of the Command+Q keys. After that, you need to start the Finder window – press the combination Shift + Command + G. When the window appears, find and go to the Libary/Caches catalog. You should select all the folder files that are in this catalog, and then press Command + A and move everything to Trash. Perhaps the system will ask for the admin password, just enter and continue.
  2. Press the combination Shift + Command + G, then go to the Library/Caches folder instead of the catalog. Do the same. Delete all the folders and files in it. Everything is ready. You just need to restart your Mac.

Please keep in mind that after the cleanup, it will take longer than usual for the operating system to restart. But this is just a one-time operation because the Spotlight will re-index all data kept on a Mac.

Overall, there is an easy way to do all these optimizations without a hassle. Try CleanMyMac. It’s an innovative application allows you to free up space on your Mac, improves startup time and protects your Mac from theft.

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