How to clear Opera cashe?

Opera browser, like many others, stores temporary data and files to improve your browsing experience. However, over time, accumulated cache can slow down the browser or cause certain websites to display outdated content. Clearing the cache is a simple yet effective way to resolve these issues. In this guide, we'll show you step-by-step how to clear the cache in Opera.

  1. Accessing Opera Settings:

    • Launch Opera Browser: Open the Opera browser on your computer by clicking on its icon from the desktop or through the Start menu (Windows) or Applications folder (macOS).
    • Locate Menu: In the top-left corner of the browser window, you will find the "Menu" button. It is represented by three horizontal lines stacked on top of each other. Click on it to open the dropdown menu.
  2. Clearing Cache on Opera:

    • Open Settings: In the dropdown menu, scroll down and click on "Settings." Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut "Alt + P" (Windows) or "Command + , " (macOS) to access the settings directly.

    • Accessing Privacy & Security: In the Settings page, you will find a sidebar on the left. Click on "Privacy & Security" to access the relevant options.

    • Clear Browsing Data: Under the "Privacy & Security" section, scroll down until you find the "Clear browsing data" option. Click on it to open the clearing options.

    • Choose Time Range: In the "Clear browsing data" window, you can choose the time range for which you want to clear the cache. You can select options like "Last hour," "Last 24 hours," "Last 7 days," "Last 4 weeks," or "All time" depending on your preference. For a thorough clean-up, select "All time."

    • Select Cached Images and Files: To clear the cache, ensure that the box next to "Cached images and files" is checked. You can also select other types of data to clear, such as cookies, browsing history, and more, but for this guide, we will focus on cache.

    • Clear Data: Once you have selected the appropriate time range and the cache option, click on the "Clear data" button. A confirmation dialog will appear.

    • Confirm Clearing: Confirm that you want to clear the cache by clicking on "Clear." Opera will now remove the cached images and files from the selected time range.

  3. Restart Opera:

  • After clearing the cache, close and reopen Opera for the changes to take effect. Your browser cache is now clean, and you should experience improved browsing performance.

Remember that clearing the cache will log you out of websites you were signed into, and you may need to re-enter some login credentials. Additionally, clearing browsing data will not delete your bookmarks or saved passwords. However, if you wish to delete other types of data, you can select them in the "Clear browsing data" window mentioned in step 2.

By following these steps, you can easily clear the cache in Opera and enjoy a smoother and more efficient browsing experience.