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How to clear the cache for just one site in the FireFox browser (illustrated)

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Written by Vera C. Last updated on .

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FireFox logo - how to have Firefox clear the cache for a site

So you want to clear the cache for just one site in the FireFox browser, but without losing all the other sites you visited. And yes, you want just a certain site cleared from the cache - you don't want to delete your whole browsing history. No problem - there's a very easy way to do that. Here's how:

Step 1 of 2: Get into your FireFox history

The first step to get Firefox to forget about a site is to go to your FireFox history. There's an easy shortcut, by the way: when you open FireFox, press Ctrl-H and it'll take you to your history. Your screen should now look like the image below:

Screenshot of FireFox history window - how to clear the cache for a specific website

Step 2 of 2: Look for the site you want to clear from the cache

If it's hard to find the site among all the other things in your browsing history, use either the search box (circled in the pic above), or the View options that change the order of what you see there (also circled above).

When you see the site that you want Firefox to forget about, simply right-click on its name. A new menu will come up and in that menu, go to "Forget About This Site" and left-click on it, as shown in the image below.

Screenshot of FireFox history window - how to have Firefox forget about this site

Next a dialog box will appear, as shown below. It will ask if you really want Firefox to forget this site, which you do:

Dialog box in Firefox to forget about this site

Click on the Forget button and this will have Firefox clear the cache for that site.

That's it! You're done! Now that site has been cleared from both the browser cache and the history. As you can see, it's quite easy to clear the cache for a specific website.

If you have more than one site you want to do this with, just repeat the process with those sites and Firefox will forget about those certain sites.

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Conclusion

Yes, if you have a site you want to delete from your browser, you can get Firefox to forget about this site. It is easily possible to clear the cache for just one site in the FireFox browser, allowing the browser to forget about that specific website while still remembering all your other sites. It's an easy two step process as shown above, and after doing it, that specific site is removed from your cache, but not other sites you visited.

This is ideal when you are trying to do a precise removal of one site without deleting all the sites from your cache.


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