PC Cache Settings


Check Your Browser’s Cache Settings!

99% of technical problems are due to incorrect browser “cache” settings.

The browser cache stores pages downloaded to your computer from the Internet. As you work, Etudes is continually updating and storing pages in a database that is on a remote server, not locally on your computer. The browser must be set to always go out to the server and get new pages from the server and to not use old pages stored on your computer or errors will occur.

Changing Internet Explorer Cache Settings (PC)

  1. Click on the Tools Menu > Select Internet Options

  2. Click on the General tab > Under Browsing History, click on the Delete … button.

  3. In the Temporary Internet Files area, click the Delete Files … button to clear the cache. Close that window.

  4. Next, click on the Settings button (still in General > Browsing History area) and check, Every time I visit the webpage.

  5. Change Days to keep pages in history to 0.

  6. Click the OK button at the bottom of the Settings window.

  7. Click the OK button at the bottom of the Internet Options window.

Changing Mozilla Firefox Cache Settings (PC)

  1. Click on the Tools Menu and select Options

  2. Click on the Advanced icon > Network tab to view the settings.

  3. Enter 1 MB of disc space for the cache and click on the Clear Now button.

  4. Click on the OK Button

  5. Open a browser window, delete the address in the URL bar and type about:config. (no http or anything else). 

    Press the Return key to see Firefox settings.  You will get an alert. Click on “I’ll be careful, I promise.”

  6. In the “search:” bar, paste “browser.cache.check_doc_frequency” and hit enter.

    It should be set to 1. If it’s not, double click on the text and in the resulting dialog box, enter 1 and click OK.

  7. Quit and restart Firefox to enact the change.

Google Chrome Cache Settings (PC)

  1. Go to Settings, and click on “Show advanced settings”.

  2. Scroll down to Privacy and click on Content Settings.

  3. Under Cookies, select “Keep local data only until you quit your browser.”

  4. Click on OK. Close Settings tab back to browser.

    NOTE: This will also clear your cookie each time the browser is closed. Unfortunately, Chrome doesn’t have a mechanism to automatically clear only the cache. You could alternatively just routinely clear the browser cache (instructions provided below).