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How to Clear Chrome Cache for Specific Website Only (3 Steps)

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Posted 1 year ago on June 7th, 2019. Last modified on May 8th, 2020

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When browsing a website, Google Chrome (or any other browser) stores some data for speeding up the website pages load, in what's called Cache. This by default is a useful feature and saves times, as well as bandwidth (on the technical side for the hosting server).

Since all the already downloaded files such as CSS, JS..others, will be saved on your local machine, there's no need for the browser to re-load them, every time the page is refreshed or visited.

So What's the Problem?

Well, if you're like us (a web designer or developer) and often working on the same page, crafting every detail, adjusting sizes, colors, layout..etc. You come across this issue of having to do a (Hard-Refresh) to clear cache, so you get the latest modified version of the page load up. However, this doesn't always clear all the necessary cache. And you are forced to clear browser data.

The problem with clearing browser data is that, it's not always wanted. I personally, do not like to clear my history, I have many references I need to go back to, auto-fills, many other items, that make my browser, my own personalized space.

The Solution: Clear Chrome cache for a single website only

The ideal solution is to clear the cache for example .com rather than your entire browsing data. And to do so, follow the easy 3 steps:

The ideal solution is to clear the cache for example .com rather than your entire browsing data. And to do so, follow the easy 3 steps:

Open Chrome Developer Tools

open-Chrome-Deve-Tools

As the page is loaded, open Chrome Developer Tools
There are three ways to access Chrome Dev Tools
(Right-Click > Inspect)
or
(Menu > More Tools > Developer Tools)
or
(Crtl + Shift + I)

Right Click on Refresh Button

Chrome Refresh Button

Next, go to the Refresh button in the Chrome browser, and Right-Click the Refresh button. Which gives you hidden options (Normal Reload, Hard Reload, Empty Cache and Hard Reload)

Empty Cache and Hard Refresh

clear Chrome cache

Select Empty Cache and Hard Refresh. Now Chrome will empty the cache for this spesific page only. Rather than clearing entire browse cache.

Done!

The easy and effective way to clear Chrome cache for a specific page only.

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9 comments on “How to Clear Chrome Cache for Specific Website Only (3 Steps)”

  1. I must thank you for the efforts you've put in penning this website.
    I really hope to view the same high-grade content from you later on as well.
    In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own blog now 😉

  2. Hi I tried this, also rebooting system, and opening and closing chrome and facebook page, nothing works, I can scroll my pages just not my persoanl page.

    1. This method is for clearing cache for a selected site.. If you're looking for full cache clear on your device/browser. You can do it from Chrome > Settings > under Privacy and security select Clear Browser Data

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