How to clear browsing data from Google Chrome

Cleaning Google Chrome

Sometimes you will notice that web pages do not load or behave how they suppose to, and most of the time is not the Web page you are visiting the one with the problem, this could be a problem with temporary browsing data that Chrome stores in your computer that is not working the way it should. When this happens a good troubleshooting step is to clear this browsing data. So, today you are going to learn how easy it is to clear browsing data from Google Chrome, there are many reasons for you to do this and Chrome is pretty flexible letting you delete only the data that you don’t want anymore or everything. For example, you can delete all the cached items since last hour or from the period everything, or you can select one particular item from the last hour.

1. To start click in the wrench  menu icon and select Options.

2. Next go to the Under the Hood tab and click the Clear browsing data… button.

In the following box you will have the options to choose several items to delete like Empty the cache, Delete cookies and other site data, etc. Then go to the Clear data form from this period field to specify the period you want to delete Last hour, Last day, Last week, Last 4 weeks, or Everything. Once you have chosen the data and the period that you want to clear, the only thing left do is  just simply click the Clear browsing data and that is it! And don’t forget to click the Close button to exit of Google Chrome Options.

Google Chrome - Clear browsing data

A clean browser is a healthy browser!

Mar. 30, 2011 Update

Starting Google Chrome 10 there is a new settings interface. So to get your clear browsing data settings by just cutting and pasting this URL chrome://settings/clearBrowserData into the address bar.

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