Clear Cache in Windows 8


In this article, we will talk about caches in windows 8, There are three types of caches in windows Memory cache, DNS cache and Thumbnails cache. Memory cache work on system memory clearing it clear some system memory, Thumbnail cache working on the hard disk and clearing it to make free space on the hard disk and DNS cache overcomes the problem of internet connection. In windows 8 when you use disk cleanup utility it not clean temp files and junk files while it also cleans Thumbnail cache also. It improves the performance of the system toward making more free spaces in hard drive.

Clearing DNS Cache

Open metro application UI screen, search command prompt tile right-click on it and click Run as administrator to run cmd utility.
Now, type ipconfig /flushdns it on cmd prompt and press Enter. now you will see a message on command prompt window that successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

Clearing Memory Cache

If you are facing the slow speed problem of your computer due to the memory problem, you can clear unused RAM in this way. To doing this you will create a short cut on desktop.
First, right-click anywhere on the desktop and select New > Shortcut.
Put this below line when asked for location and then click the Next button.
%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks
Put it any Name as you want and click on the finish button.
Now open this newly created shortcut and you will notice slightly better performance.

Clearing Thumbnails Cache

Thumbnail cache work on the hard disk, so clear it right-clicks on your partition drive and opens the properties window, now click disk cleanup tab and with the help of checkboxes select the item you want to remove and Thumbnail cache.


In this article, we learned about Clear Cache in Windows 8.