Tips on how to clear your temporary internet files

Have you ever heard the term “clearing the cache” or “remove your temporary files”? Have you also wondered why you should do this? Here at Job Mail we want to help educate our users and in turn make not only their online experience better but also clear your computer of unnecessary junk and to make sure that you get to view the most of whatever you are seeking.

Temporary internet files are downloaded to your computer every time a website is accessed through a web browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox).  This happens for example, when a certain website is accessed and contains pictures, those pictures are downloaded onto your PC. The same goes for any other data that you receive while browsing.

If you don’t clear these files from time to time, it will cause your computer to become slow, as it is using up your RAM/hard drive to display this page. It will also make some pages that you are trying to access slow or won’t even open it up! For instance, when using Google Docs or Calendar and your cache is full, it will not open the page.

Here are the four main browsers that users are using and how to clear you cache/temporary internet files on them:

Deleting Temporary Internet Files in Internet Explorer

Clearing Temporary Internet Files in Firefox

Deleting Temporary Internet Files for Safari Users

Delete Temporary Internet Files on Google Chrome

We hope that this gives you a clear understanding on temporary internet files and on how to clear these files.

If you feel that this post has helped you or that you would like to add something to it, please feel free to leave a comment.

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31 Responses

  1. Taryn says:

    Works like a charm. Many thanks.

  2. Loutjie van den Berg says:

    Thanks for handy tips.

  3. Sue says:


  4. ANDRE KEUN says:

    I cannot place an ad as the Country (SA)
    Region (Eastern Cape) City (EastLondon)
    is captured but not the area in East London.
    Keeps on blocking because AREA is a problem

  5. Jo-Ann says:

    I am not able to post a free ad. It keep stating at I must enter the region and city which I do and it keeps clearing the fields.
    I have cleared all my temp files and it is still not working.
    Can someone please advise on what to do.
    Kind Regards,

  6. Sally says:

    Please can someone contact me regarding the free add service on Jobmail I am unable to complete free adds as the system keeps asking for area/ province which I select but it does not accept it.

    Kind regards
    Sally Langford
    Rianburg & Associates
    Tel 011 675 0873

  7. Farhan Khan says:

    The most common problem faced on this website by most of the users is while posting a job advert is that the ‘Region’ and ‘Area’ details does not get accepted when advert details are submitted. So is the case with me.
    I have been endlessly trying to enter region as ‘Middle East’ and Area as ‘Qatar’, first I got a automated feedback to confirm email address by emailing to ID (which I did). But still after doing so I am not able to post an advert.
    Why doesn’t the website administrator do something about this, considering this is the most common problem. Kindly let me know how can I post an advert or should I check for other alternative website

  8. wayne says:

    You SELECT Africa as a region and it comes back saying select a region.How do we sort this out

  9. pravesh says:

    Need help to get new job in JHB.

  10. Erika Blakey says:

    Hi there,

    I am having a problem selecting the region – does not want to accept South Africa. Also I cannot change the contact number 082 620 9666 to put my number there as the cell number seems to be set as a default.

    thanks for an awesome website – the responses we get is unbelievable



  11. Charmaine says:

    You SELECT South Africa as a region and it comes back saying select a region. How do we sort this out. I have cleared my cache and temporary files.

  12. Pieter Meiring says:

    I have a problem to select the region. I selected South Africa and it still give me an error. If you can please assist me on this problem. Thank you.

  13. Raal Nordin says:

    I have tried this VERY frustrating ”REGION” a few times now. This is so not on!! Wasted loe=ads of time…..these problems (it seems from comments) have been around since 2012….2 years later nothing is resolved….
    I am soooo out of here 🙁

  14. Nontobeko says:

    have a problem to select the region. I selected South Africa and it still give me an error. If you can please assist me on this problem and entering my contact number

  15. Willem says:

    Website developer and/or admin people suck. How many people do you guys still need to report the ‘area’ problem before someone do something about it. Wasted a lot of time here

  16. marisa says:

    Please assist. Not able to select a city

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