How to delete Outlook cache files in Windows 10

How to delete Outlook cache files in Windows 10

The best way to send emails is via Microsoft Outlook. In this article, we will focus on clearing the cache in Outlook. This is important because the program stores files for easier access, but there may come a time when these same files are causing slowdowns.

Clearing the cache also removes autocomplete data, among other things, therefore, you should always consider cleaning the cache at least once a month if Outlook is used regularly. Doing this task is quite simple, at least from our point of view.

But don’t worry, we’ll undoubtedly simplify everything for everyone to make the guide super easy to understand even for the most novice of readers.

Delete Outlook cache in Windows 10

Here is the procedure to completely delete Outlook cache files from their location and reset it. This includes autocomplete data as well as other temporary files.

  1. Launch Outlook
  2. Find Outlook cache location
  3. Delete cached files in Outlook
  4. Clear autocomplete cache in Outlook
  5. Restart Outlook

Find Outlook cache location

The first step is to find the location of the cache, which is pretty simple if you ask us. Before continuing, please save everything you have done, then press Windows key + R to open the dialog.

Copy and paste % localappdata% Microsoft Outlook in the field and press Enter on the keyboard.

Finally, navigate to the folder called RoamCache to display all files.

Delete cached files in Outlook

OK, so it’s time to delete all of the Outlook cache files now that we’ve found the location of those files. To do this, open the RoamCache folder, select all the files in that folder, then right-click and press the Delete option.

You can also hold down the Shift key to select everything, then press the Delete key on your keyboard to get rid of the files.

Clear autocomplete cache in Outlook

Sometimes the autocomplete option can be a huge problem, especially when we have made simple mistakes and the tool decides to save it. The best option then is to clear the autocomplete cache, a task that requires opening Outlook itself.

How to delete Outlook cache files in Windows 10

When you open Outlook, click File, and then click Options. From there, go to the Mail section and from there you should see Send messages. Under this option, click on Empty autocomplete list to suddenly get rid of.

Finally, press the OK button at the bottom to complete the task at 100%.

Remove Microsoft respects your privacy notice

If you receive the “Microsoft respects your privacy” notice every time you launch Outlook, we suggest that you follow the guide above to get rid of it. The advisory should only appear once and then disappear forever, but in some cases it is not.

We believe it is stored in the Outlook cache, and clearing the cache is the only option to stop it at this time.

Other articles you may want to read:

  1. Rebuild the font cache
  2. Rebuild Windows Installer cache files
  3. Clear the OneNote cache
  4. Increase the size of the icon cache
  5. Rebuild the icon cache, empty the thumbnail cache
  6. Clear Windows DNS cache
  7. Reset the Windows Store cache.

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