Cache data which gets stored in the devices often contain a lot of private and confidential data. Moreover, it also takes up a lot of RAM and adversely affects the system’s performance. Hence, people who have a Windows 7 system should clear their cache from time to time.
Clear General Cache
Follow the stepwise process given here to clear general cache data from your Windows 7 PC:
- Press the Windows key from your keyboard.
- Or else, click on the Start button located at the left-most edge of the Taskbar.
- In the Start menu, enter the following text in the search bar: disk cleanup.
- Hit the Enter key.
- In the search results, click on Disk Cleanup located below Programs.
- Now, a pop-up box will appear asking you to select the drive you want to clean.
- In the Disk Cleanup application, select all the options listed.
- Click on View More, and select all the remaining options as well.
- Scroll to the end of the screen and hit the OK button.
- After that, when you receive the prompt, select the option for deleting files.
- Now, all the general cache will get deleted.
Clearing Application Data Files
Follow the stepwise process given here to clear app data from your Windows 7 PC:
- Hit the Win key located on the keyboard. Alternatively, click on the Start button located at the left end of the taskbar.
- Now, in the right pane of the Start menu, select Computer.
- Wait for Computer to open.
- If you cannot find it in your Start menu, then enter Computer in the search bar and hit enter.
- In the top left-hand side of the Computer window, go to the Organize tab.
- From the pull-down list, select Folder and search options.
- Now, move to the View tab.
- Navigate to Files and folders.
- Scroll to Hidden files and folders.
- Tick the square next to Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
- Hit the OK button located at the end of the screen.
- Now, go to Hard Disk Drives.
- Double-click on the Local Disk button.
- Now, from the upper portion of the screen locate the Users folder and open it.
- Find the folder with your name or Microsoft account email and open it.
- Locate and open the AppData folder.
- Now, navigate to Local and double-click on it.
- Choose the Temp folder by clicking on it.
- Go to the Organize tab.
- Select Properties from the list of options.
- Untick the square next to Read-only.
- Hit the Apply button.
- Click on the Ok button twice.
- Now, just click twice on the Temp folder to access it.
- Select all the folder data.
- Hit the Delete key present on the keyboard.
- Head over to the Recycle bin and delete everything from there.