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How to Clear Your SharePoint Designer 2010/2013 Cache

Posted By:Sagar Pardeshi       Posted Date: February 25, 2014    Points: 200    Category: SharePoint    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

How to Clear Your SharePoint Designer 2010/2013 Cache



This quick tutorial will cover how to clear your SPD 2013 Cache, which comes in handy especially when working with SPD 2010 & SPD 2013.  Clearing the cache will remove any of your past connection history as well give you a "clean slate" to work from.  The cache is not even cleared after doing a reinstall, so this really is the only way to clear it.

Versioning with check-in/out are great but not always preferred, and certainly not infallible. As I learned on a project a few years ago - and recently bit me again when my new machine was not similarly configured - SharePoint Designer has a dirty little habit of caching files, including say the XML/XSLT, JS and CSS you might be working with on your site.

No need to fret though; buried in the settings of each version is a toggle that will ensure SPD never sets you back by loading a cached file





1.    Close SPD if it is open


2.    Open My Computer


a.    Click the address bar


3.    Paste %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache


4.    Delete everything within this location


5.    Click the address bar


6.    Paste %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Web Server Extensions\Cache


7.    Delete everything in this location



SharePoint Designer 2010 and 2013

1.      Navigate to File menu -> Options -> General -> Application Options

2.      On the "General" tab, under the "General" heading, uncheck "Cache site data across SharePoint Designer sessions"


This is a quick couple of steps in order to clear your cache and to hopefully resolve SharePoint Designer anomalies which present themselves from time to time

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