how do i clear the Java cache?

This tutorial applies to:
Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000 (SP4+), Windows XP (SP1 SP2)
Internet Explorer 5.5, Internet Explorer 6.x, Internet Exploror 7.x, Internet Explorer 8 beta, Netscape 6.2x, Netscape 7, Mozilla 1.4+
JRE version(s):
1.5.0, 6.0 , 6.0_07

To clear the Java Plug-in cache:

  1. Click Start > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Java icon in the control panel.
    The Java Control Panel appears.

  1. Click Settings under Temporary Internet Files.
    The Temporary Files Settings dialog box appears.

  1. Click Delete Files.
    The Delete Temporary Files dialog box appears.

    There are three options on this window to clear the cache.
    1. Delete Files
    2. View Applications
    3. View Applets
  1. Click OK on Delete Temporary Files window.
    Note: This deletes all the Downloaded Applications and Applets from the cache.
  2. Click OK on Temporary Files Settings window.
    Note: If you want to delete a specific application and applet from the cache, click on View Application and View Applet options respectively.