7 Cache Windows are Hidden and How to Clean it

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7 Cache Windows are Hidden and How to Clean it | On a Windows computer, if you have a disk drive with 100GB capacity, not all the space you can use. If you know what is behind it, you'll know that many space taken by the cache file.

What is the cache? Possible for ordinary people are still confused by the term cache. The cache itself is a non-permanent file or files that may be needed again in the future, will thus continue tucked away and hidden until needed again. Sederhanya like that.

File cache is actually essential for improving your system performance. But behind it, the cache take up space on your disk. The good news is that the cache file can still be safely removed for mebersihkan disk space.

In Windows itself a lot of cache files are hidden, usually these files update for windows, browsing, etc.
1. Windows 10 Update Cache
For the convenience of users, Windows 10 saves the file cache of all files of Windows Update, which can be useful when you need to re-apply the update. The downside is the windows update will take up a lot of space. 

Windows 10 Update Cache

Cache Windows Update can we remove. But before we delete files we have to disable Windows Update in advance to make sure there are no updates are being downloaded. To do this, open the Start Menu, run Command Prompt, and run the command : 
net stop wuauserv
Then open File Explorer and open the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download. Inside the download folder, you can safely delete everything. after that you have to reactivate windows update by typing the following command at the command prompt :
net start wuauserv

2. Windows Store Cache
One of the biggest changes in the Windows user experience is the introduction of Microsoft's Windows Store and Move to change all of their software into the application. For many users, this step is a very big step.

Windows Store also saves cache files when we download an application. It's clear this cache take up space on your computer, it will also cause problems download was interrupted or stopped. If so, the most powerful way is to purge its cache.

Windows Store Cache

To clear the cache in the Windows Store, Microsoft already provides tools called WSReset.exe that clears the cache for you.

Open Prompt Run (Win+R), type WSReset.exe, and click OK. A black window will open and it may look like nothing happened, but just wait. It may take a few minutes on a slow computer.

When the cache successfully cleared, the Windows Store will automatically be executed.

the Windows Store

3. Temp Files Cache
Windows has a dedicated system directory to hold temporary files (temp files). temporary files are usually created as an intermediary while other files that are created or modified, but they can also store data that is only needed by a program for a while.

Unfortunately, not all of the programs and the process can clean themselves, which means that the system directory for temporary files end up with a cluttered by unnecessary junk files.

The files are usually safe to delete the record of the files are not used more than a week. Fortunately, the built-in tools provided by Windows can handle it.

Temp Files Cache

To delete the Temp Files cache: Open the Start Menu, find the Disk Cleanup application, and run it. When prompted, select the drive C:. Wait a minute, because there is the process of analyzing the file system.

Under the Disk Cleanup tab, uncheck all, and Temporary Files check, and then click OK. It can be seen temporary files idi my computer reaches 1.09 GB. Very large for files that are not in use.

4. thumbnail Cache
Windows has a setting that allows for a thumbnail preview of the file. For example, when activated, an MP4 video file will be displayed in the frame of the video itself while PNG image file will be a preview of what the image will look.

Thumbnail it both in terms of usability, but have you ever thought of where thumbnails come from? When you use File Explorer to browse folders, whenever you find a file for the first time, Windows should create a thumbnail for it.

It is clear that not only slows down the performance of Windows, but all new thumbnail images generated must be stored somewhere. Removing Windows thumbnail cache is a good idea to do every few months.

thumbnail Cache

To delete thumbnail cache: Open the Start Menu, find the Disk Cleanup application, and run it. When prompted, select the drive C:. Wait a minute, because there is the process of analyzing the file system.

Under the Disk Cleanup tab, uncheck all, and check the thumbnails, then click OK.

5. System Restore Cache
System Restore is one of the most useful features in Windows. Maybe you think that you will never need it, but this is very useful, it can help you to switch to a previous state.

You never think of using System Restore, but when you need to, you wish it were. Better safe than sorry, right? And even with all new troubleshooting options in Windows 10, System Restore is still important, so do not ignore this.

On the other hand System Restore uses a lot of space. Indeed, it is a lot of space. Once created, it has a cache of all the settings and variables needed for system recovery.

You can free up this space by clearing the saved restore points. You can also reduce the space allocated to System Restore or disable this feature, but be aware that it allocates too little space can cause System Restore damaged.

System Restore Cache

To remove the System Restore cache you can open the Start Menu, find System, and run. When it opens, look for the link in the sidebar and click System Protection.

Under the System Protection tab, select the system drive and click Configure. At the bottom, click on Delete to remove all restore points stored on your system. If you do, be sure to create a restore point another soon!

6. Web Browser Cache
Every time you visit a web page, your browser add pages including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and image files into the browser cache. If the next time you visit the same page, your browser uses a cache file to load pages faster.

This is good because the cache reduces the amount of bandwidth you use and improve your web browsing experience, but sometimes the cache can cause problems.

For example, if a web page changes, but your browser continues to load data cache time, the site may not work as intended. That's why one of the common troubleshooting technique is to clear your browser cache. Plus, free up disk space used.

Web Browser Cache

Each browser has a cache-clearing process itself, but none of them were too complicated.

In Firefox, go to the menu Options → Advanced -> Network tab → click the Clear Now button.

In Chrome, go to Settings → scroll down and click on Show Advanced Settings → Privacy click on Clear Browsing Data.

7. DNS Cache
When you access a website, basically your computer's web request data from another computer on the Internet, but how does your computer know how to contact a particular computer? Domain Name System (DNS) is used.

Domain Name System is a network of computers on Internet traffic. Think of it like the postal service: the mail will be moved from the sender to several post offices before finally arriving at the receiver.

DNS Cache

Every time Windows runs out of a particular service, for example, from your computer to alltutorials.info server, the computer will remember the route in its DNS cache. However, when changes to the DNS service, and your computer is still cached on the DNS, this can cause problems (such as not being able to load a website).

To clean the DNS cache, open a Command Prompt, run the following command:
ipconfig /flushdns
That's 7 existing cache files in Windows. These cache files are useful for the purpose in the future, but how ever if you do not want the storage space is filled by the cache file, you can delete it.

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