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How To Clear Microsoft Teams Cache (2021)

Wanting to know on how to how to clear Microsoft Teams cache? You’re in the right place.

The solution to this problem is yet just a simple Delete button you need to press. When it comes to Microsoft Teams, where a lot of your commercial or personal work is done, that load of cache memory can puncture your workflow in disguise as no other troubleshoot might work. In such a situation, all you need to know is where to go to get rid of that extra Microsoft Teams data in order to run your operations smoothly.

How to Clear Microsoft Teams Cache Files?

Before you delete the cache files, it’s better to close the Microsoft Teams app on your system so it doesn’t crash or conflict with the deletion of the files.

Simply closing the Microsoft Teams window wouldn’t fully close the app. For that, you need to find the Teams app icon on the taskbar, then right-click on it and select the ‘Quit’ option from the expanded menu.

How to clear Microsoft teams

After closing the Teams desktop app, open the Start menu and type/paste the following in the search box.

a.  From within ‘Application Cache’, go to Cache and delete any of the files in the Cache location.

    *   %appdata%\Microsoft\teams\application cache\cache

 b.  From within ‘Blob_storage’, delete any files that are located in here if any.

    *   %appdata%\Microsoft\teams\blob_storage

 c.  From within ‘Cache’, delete all files.

    *   %appdata%\Microsoft\teams\Cache

 d.  From within ‘databases’, delete all files.

    *   %appdata%\Microsoft\teams\databases

 e.  From within ‘GPUCache’, delete all files.

    *   %appdata%\Microsoft\teams\GPUcache

 f.  From within ‘IndexedDB’, delete the .db file.

    *   %appdata%\Microsoft\teams\IndexedDB

 g.  From within ‘Local Storage’, delete all files.

    *   %appdata%\Microsoft\teams\Local Storage

 h.  Lastly, from within ‘tmp’, delete any file.

    *   %appdata%\Microsoft\teams\tmp

After clearing the folders, you have to restart your computer and relaunch the Microsoft Teams desktop app.

MS Teams app badly needs some better cache invalidation / cleaning. Alternatively, a built-in button to let the user clear the cache on demand (I know it’s possible to clean the cache manually but this isn’t very user friendly). There’s a UserVoice for the inconvenience of manually have to clear the cache. Go vote it up.

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