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How to clear cache for a specific website in Chrome

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Caching is a useful thing but it becomes the pain when the webpage has been changed but you are still seeing the old page due to browser cache. Browsers including Chrome comes with the built-in tool to flush the cache. You can purge browser’s cache from the last hour, day, week or months by using this tool. But there is one downside of the tool. It deletes everything for the selected time period. What if you just wanted to delete cache for a specific website?

Google Chrome has nothing for this. Pressing CTRL+F5 also doesn’t help in this. It just executes a hard reload of the page but the cache remains intact. But there is a trick to do this for a specific website.

Open Google Chrome and visit the website for which you want to clear the cache. Now open the developer tools by hitting the Ctrl+Shift+I keyboard shortcut. You can also right-click on the page and select Inspect.

How To Clear The Cache For A Particular Website

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Once the developer console is open, right-click the reload button next to address bar. The context menu will show three options: Normal Reload, Hard Reload, and Empty Cache and Hard Reload. Here, the third option will do the work you are looking for. Click ‘Empty Cache and Hard Reload’ to clear the cache for the website opened on the tab.

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This menu will not be there if you close the developer console.

You should also know that CTRL+F5 only ignores the local cache but the cache remains the same. If you load or visit the website again, it still uses the same old cache.

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There can be several reasons for which you want to delete the cache for a specific website in Google Chrome. If you are a developer, I can understand why do you want to do this.

I hope this article helps. If you have anything to suggest or ask, you can always leave a comment below.

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