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Why is my computer hanging up when I try to clear my browsing cache?

Asked by Dutchess_III (42493points) February 17th, 2015

Trying to clear it back to the beginning of time, and everything hangs up. Do I just need to do it before I go to bed, give it time to do its thing?

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johnpowell's avatar

I would chalk it up to something going terribly wrong and restart the computer and try again. It generally happens pretty quickly.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Get an agnostic program like CCLEANER or BLEACHBITS – either of them is external to the browser, and both do a more complete job.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Link please @elbanditoroso?

Wait! It just hit me! I don’t want a program that doesn’t believe in God!

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@Dutchess_III You’re hoot !
Reboot two or three times (restart with a complete shutdown). Do you use more than one browser? ? Like Chrome and Internet Exploder (oopsie). Try a new browser Firefox or something else.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@elbanditoroso is the one who said “Get an agnostic program!

I use Firefox 99% of the time. I use Chrome only for youtube, because it remembers my login info for my Youtube account.

I did reboot at least twice, and did a full shut down, including rebooting the modem several hours ago. After reading @johnpowell‘s advice, and having done that already, I took a chance and cleared history again. I think it worked. I only show stuff I’ve tapped into since then.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

We can expect obit around the moon in “3 days, 3 hours, 49 minutes”!

archananair's avatar

If the browser history is not clear for many days then such problem occur.

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