How To Clear The Cache In Discord
Last Updated: March 7, 2020
Millions of people use Discord every day. That’s is why this platform is one of the top-most favorite one among the gaming community. Because of how popular it is, the community just keeps on growing. There is a new face that joins the platform every day.
But, there is one thing most people don’t realize when they are using Discord. And that one thing is Discord cache. When users see how much space the app has taken, they don’t realize that the amount of disk space taken is the result of the cache.
All of that information that you don’t need is stored in the cache. When you use Discord, data like groups, emoji’s, names, images, link preview, and other things are stored in the cache. A cache is basically a copy of all the details you use often. You run into these details while you use Discord.
So, instead of loading up all that data every time you log in Discord, the program stores that data in the cache. If the app didn’t have a cache, you would have to wait and waste a lot of time on logging in.
But, the more the cache accumulates, the more data will end up filling up your pc. So, you need to clear the cache to free up space. From time to time, it is a good idea to do this. Maybe once in a couple of months. It won’t do any harm.
If you don’t know how to clear your cache on Windows, we made this easy guide for you. This is the step-by-step guide that will help you clear your cache in no-time. All you have to do is follow these few steps. Now, let’s begin.
The first thing you should do is open up Run.exe. You can press on the Windows keyboard shortcut and type in “Run”. Open it and type “%appdata%”. See the screenshot below.
Find the Discord folder. It should be at the beginning. Scroll through all the folders until you find it. Open it.
Find the “Cache” folder. It should also be at the beginning. Open it to get to the next step.
This is your Discord Cache. Now all you have to do is select all the files in this folder and delete them. Instead of selecting every single one of them manually, you can use a shortcut. Press CTRL+A. This shortcut allows you to select every single file in that folder. Now use the shortcut SHIFT+Delete to remove the selected files permanently.
That’s it! Now you know how to clear your cache in Windows.
Cache files can take up a ton of space. That is why it’s a good idea to clear your Discord cache from time to time. It is very easy to do and you will get the hang of it in a matter of seconds. The good thing is, you can do it manually and whenever you like. It is so easy, you will wonder how you never noticed it before.