Turn Internet Explorer’s Cache Off

Learn how to turn the cache off in Internet Explorer on Windows 7.

Turn Off IE Cache

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Open Internet Options in the Control Panel.


    Note: If Internet Options is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Click Settings in the Browsing history section of the Internet Properties window.


  4. Select Every time I visit the webpage in the Temporary Internet Files section of the Temporary Internet Files and History Settings window and then click OK to save the changes.


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7 Responses to “Turn Internet Explorer’s Cache Off”

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  1. lzap says:

    Thats NOT what title says.

  2. Josh says:

    This is wrong. Setting this to “Never” means IE will never check if there is a newer version of the page, making your first visit to the webpage permanently set in the cache.

    The setting needs to be “every time I visit the webpage” so IE always checks if there’s new content, disabling the cached content.

  3. Christian says:

    nice small guide. But at least insert a new screenshot with the correct setting selected – this is just confusing.

    As lZap says this is not entirely what the title says, but IE is not your techincal browser so this is a close as it gets with out getting your hands dirty in the registry.

    – oh man this site is bloated, just getting to the beginning of the article I had to skip half the page.

  4. Christian says:

    The same information shown on a different site. Look how simple the site is build and how easy you find what you are looking for. no huge ad blocks or big “read this also” blocks.


    just a hint to your site, leave it or get smarter.

  5. Guby says:

    Thanks you Guys !!!

  6. Kirk says:

    This is not reliable; you can also hot F12, and then do a Ctrl D and Ctrl R saying yes to both. This too is not reliable, keeping my thoughts to myself. If all above fails then launch the command shell and do an “/iisreset”, this is reliable and stinks.

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