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How do I clear the Java cache?


This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003
  • Java version(s): 6.0, 7.0

Clearing the Java Plug-in cache forces the browser to load the latest versions of web pages and programs.

Clear Java cache by deleting Temporary Files through the Java Control Panel.

Find the Java Control Panel

Windows 8
Use search to find the Control Panel
  • Press Windows logo key + W to open the Search charm to search settings
    OR
    Drag the Mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner of the screen, then click on the Search icon.
  • In the search box enter Java Control Panel
  • Click on Java icon to open the Java Control Panel.
Windows 7, Vista
  • Click on the Start button and then click on the Control Panel option.
  • In the Control Panel Search enter Java Control Panel.
  • Click on the Java icon to open the Java Control Panel.
Windows XP
  • Click on the Start button and then click on the Control Panel option.
  • Double click on the Java icon to open the Java Control Panel.


Mac OS X 10.7.3 and above

  • Click on Apple icon on upper left of screen.
  • Go to System Preferences
  • Click on the Java icon to access the Java Control Panel.

    Java Control Panel


Delete Temporary Files through the Java Control Panel

  1. In the Java Control Panel, under the General tab, click Settings under the Temporary Internet Files section.
    The Temporary Files Settings dialog box appears.

    Temporary Files Settings dialog box
  2. Click Delete Files on the Temporary Files Settings dialog.
    The Delete Files and Applications dialog box appears.

    Delete Temporary Files dialog box
  3. Click OK on the Delete Files and Applications dialog. This deletes all the Downloaded Applications and Applets from the cache.
  4. Click OK on the Temporary Files Settings dialog. If you want to delete a specific application and applet from the cache, click on View Application and View Applet options respectively.


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