Your Opera cache consists of temporary storage space on your hard disk or portable device which contains recently viewed Web pages and the files associated with them. This cache allows Opera to quickly render a previously visited page without having to reload the entire page and its accompanying images from the Web server. Settings can be changed to specify the location of your Opera cache, as well as the amount of space allocated to it and the frequency in which pages are stored.
Why Would I Want to Clear Opera Cache?
There are multiple reasons why a user may want to clear Opera cache, ranging from concerns over privacy to correcting problems with page loading. On rare occasions, someone may want to clear Opera cache simply to save some hard drive space. Whatever the motive, it is a fairly simple process to clear the cache in the Opera browser.
Tutorials on How to Clear Opera Cache
The methods to clear Opera cache vary slightly among the different browser variations. The following tutorials explain how to clear the cache in different versions of the Opera browser.