Internet Explorer User Guide: Desktop
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Internet Explorer User Guide: Desktop

This guide details how to clear cache in Internet Explorer, offers additional tips, and explains its discontinuation with a recommendation to transition to a modern browser for improved security.

Note: Microsoft has officially discontinued Internet Explorer in favor of its newer browser, Microsoft Edge. As of June 15, 2022, Internet Explorer 11 is no longer supported for most versions of Windows 10. This means that while you can still use the browser, it will not receive security or other updates, which could leave your system vulnerable. It's highly recommended to transition to a modern browser like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari.

How to Clear Cache on Internet Explorer

Desktop Version

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of your browser to open the settings menu.
  3. Navigate to "Safety", then click on "Delete browsing history".
  4. Uncheck all the boxes except for "Temporary Internet files and website files".
  5. Click "Delete".
  6. Restart your browser to ensure the changes take effect.

How to Check for Updates on Internet Explorer

As Internet Explorer has been phased out, there will be no further updates for this browser. To stay secure and enjoy the latest web browsing features, it's recommended to update to a modern browser.

Additional Tips


  • Private Browsing: Use InPrivate Browsing for private browsing. Click on the gear icon in the upper-right corner, select "Safety", then "InPrivate Browsing".
  • Compatibility View: Some websites may still only function correctly on Internet Explorer. If a site looks strange, try Compatibility View. Click the gear icon > "Compatibility View settings" > add the site to the list.
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