Web Browser - Clearing the Java Cache

This document explains how to clear the Java plug-in cache. This forces the browser to load the latest versions of web pages and programs, which is useful for troubleshooting problems with web applications such as Oracle.

Mac OS X (10.5 and Higher)

  1. Open Finder, then go to Applications > Utilities
  2. Double-click the Java Preferences icon.
  3. Select the Network tab, then click on the Delete Files... button.
  4. Verify both boxes are checked, then click OK.
  5. Close the Java Control Panel.

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Windows

Open the Java Control Panel:

  1. Click on the Cortana Start Button and select Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel, search Java Control Panel
  3. Click the Settings..button. (located under the General tab of the Java Control Panel.)
  4. Click Delete Files.
  5. Click the check boxes by the files that you would like to delete & Click OK.

Clear the Cache Using the Java Control Panel:

  1. In the Java Control Panel, go to the General tab.
  2. Under the "Temporary Internet Files" section, select the Settings button.
  3. The "Temporary Files Settings" dialog box should appear. Click the Delete Files... button.
  4. Verify all options in the "Delete Temporary Files" window are checked, then click OK.
  5. Click OK in the "Temporary Files Settings" dialog.

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This document was adapted from a Java Support article.