Clearing the Java cache

Clearing the Java plug-in cache forces the browser to load the latest versions of webpages and programs.


  1. In the Start menu, click Control Panel.
  2. Click the Java icon. This will open the Java Control Panel.
  3. Under Temporary Internet Files, click Settings.
  4. Click Delete Files.
  5. Make sure the Trace and Log Files and Cached Applications and Applets options are selected, and then click OK. You can now close out of any open windows.


  1. Open the Mac hard drive.
  2. Go into the Applications folder.
  3. Open the Utilities folder.
  4. Double-click on the Java Preferences icon.
  5. Click on the Network tab and select Delete Files.
  6. In the window that appears, make sure the Applications and Applets and Trace and Log Files options are selected, and then click OK.
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