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How to Clear Chrome Cache, Browsing History, & Web Data from Google Chrome in Mac OS X

1. Open Chrome if you haven’t done so already, then go to the “Chrome” menu

2. Choose “Clear Browsing Data” from the menu list

3. At the “Clear browsing data” screen in Chrome, choose what web data and caches you wish to clear, and choose the time period to delete from:

                                                      *** (pick “the beginning of time” to delete all data from Chrome) ***

                                   - Browsing history – this is the record of web pages and sites you have visited in Chrome

                                   - Download history – a record of files downloaded within Google Chrome

                                   - Cookies and other site and plugin data – cookies may include customizations and preferences for specific web pages, as well as usage data

                                   - Cached images and files – the locally stored cache files and media from web pages visited in Chrome

                                     - Passwords – any stored logins, usernames, authentication details

                                   - Autofill form data – any information chosen to keep in autofill, typically addresses

                                   - Hosted app data – browser based apps local data and preferences

                                   - Content licenses – usually for multimedia

                                  

4. Choose Clear browsing data to empty the caches, history, and web data from the period of time chosen

                                                            

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