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How to clear out your Java cache in Microsoft Windows 7, XP and Mac OS X

Summary
To resolve several problems in WebCT Vista, it may be necessary to reset your Java cache by deleting some temporary cache files. Here are instructions for Windows and Macintosh.

Windows 7

Steps
1. Access the "Control Panel"
2. Open Java
3. Select Delete Files
4. Verify Settings
5. Click "OK"

1. Go to the Start menu and select Control Panel.

2. Click on Programs.

3. Select Java.

4. Click on the Settings button.

5. Click on the Delete Files button.

6. Confirm that Applications and Applets and Trace and Log Files are checked. Click OK.

Windows XP

Steps
1. Access the "Control Panel"
2. Open Java
3. Select Delete Files
4. Verify Settings
5. Click "OK"

1. Go to the Start menu and select Control Panel.
Start menu

2. Open Java.
Control panel

3. Click on the Settings button.

4. Click on the Delete Files button.

5. Confirm that Applications and Applets and Trace and Log Files are checked. Click OK.

Delete temporary files window

Macintosh OS X

Steps
1. Go to the Utilities Folder
2. Open Java
3. Select Delete Files
4. Verify Settings
5. Click "OK"

1. Click the Apple button, and then go to System Preferences.


2. Click the Java button in System Preferences to open the Java control panel.
3. Next click settings under the heading Temporary Internet Files


3. Click Delete


4. Confirm that Downloaded Applets, Cached Applications and Installed Applications are all checked.


5. Click OK

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