How do I clear my Java cache?

Question

How do I clear my Java cache?

Solution

Clearing your Java cache: Windows

  1. Open the Java Control Panel (Start > Control Panel, enter Java in the Search Control Panel box, and click the Java icon when it comes up)
  2. Click the Settings... button under the title Temporary Internet Files:
    Java Control Panel with the "Settings..." button highlighted
  3. Click Delete Files... button 
  4. Make sure all three boxes are checked and click OK
  5. Click the OK button to clear the cache
  6. Click OK again to close the Java Control Panel

Clearing your Java cache: macOS

The following directions apply to Oracle Java 7 and newer, which is supported by macOS

  1. Click the Apple icon in the upper left corner of the screen
  2. Select System Preferences
  3. In the bottom row, click the Java icon; the Java Control Panel will open in a separate window
  4. On the General tab, in the Temporary Internet Files section, click Settings...
  5. Click the Delete Files... button
  6. Click the check box for Installed Applications and Applets
  7. Click the OK button; this clears the cache
  8. Click the OK button twice to close windows
  9. Close the System Preferences window

Details

Article ID: 33066
Created
Mon 7/10/17 12:28 PM
Modified
Fri 10/29/21 9:48 PM