Windows 10 has various mechanisms to access programs, applications and files in a much faster way, one of these mechanisms is through the cache memory that is hosted on the computer. Cache memory is a form of volatile memory which gives us access to high-speed data from the processor and there are stored programs, applications and in general the information that we use frequently..
This is of great help to optimize the use of programs, but a frequent problem is that the cache memory accumulates affecting the use of memory in its fullness, we know that a slow RAM memory causes a slow effect on the entire computer and step will affect our productivity.
With this tutorial, TechnoWikis will explain a simple method to clear the cache automatically in Windows 10..
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How to automatically clear cache in Windows 10
To start, we access the Task Manager by right-clicking on the taskbar:
There we go to "Performance - Memory":
At the bottom we see the option "Cached" which refers to the memory in cache available, in this case we see that it is 6.9 GB, now we click on the line "Open the Resource Monitor" and in the section "Memory "We found specific details of the state of the cache in memory:
The "Waiting" section indicates the cache memory.
To delete it automatically, we will first use the RAMMap application which is available at the following link:
This tool is part of Microsoft's suite of utilities which has been developed as an advanced physical memory usage analysis executor which displays the information like this:
- Use Counts: is a summary of use by type and pagination list
- Processes: shows the processes in detail
- Priority Summary - These are prioritized waiting list sizes
- Physical pages: is the use per page of physical memory
- Physical ranges: are the physical memory addresses
- File Summary: is the file data in RAM
- File details: is the individual physical pages per file
We download the file and then extract the content:
We install the utility by double clicking on it and the following will be displayed:
We click Agree to proceed with the opening since it is a portable utility:
From the "Empty" menu we find options to free up memory in Windows 10:
We open the Task Manager, in RAMMap we execute "Empty Standby List":
When we execute it we will see the decrease in cache memory. We see as from 6.9 GB low to 206 MB.
To schedule this task, we are going to download the Empty Standby List from the following link:
Empty Standby List
This is a command line tool with which it is released:
- the list of modified pages
- waiting lists (priorities 0 to 7)
- priority 0 waiting list only
Cut the executable and paste it in a folder created for this purpose:
We right click on the executable and select "Properties":
In the "Compatibility" tab we activate the "Run this program as administrator" box. Apply the changes.
Now we open the Task Scheduler from Start in Windows 10:
We click on "Create task" in the task scheduler and we will see the following:
We assign a name to the task:
We click on "Change user or group" and we will see the following:
Click on "Advanced Options", click on Search Now and select "System":
Click OK. We apply the changes.
Now we activate the box "Run with the highest privileges" and in "Configure for" select Windows 10:
In the "Triggers" tab we select "New":
In the displayed window we leave "According to a schedule", we activate the box "Repeat every" and set 5 minutes and in the field "during" select "Indefinitely":
We will see the trigger created:
In Actions click on "New":
In the "Action" field we let Start a program:
Select the previously downloaded executable by clicking Browse:
Click Open to integrate it:
Click on Accept and in the "Conditions and Configuration" tabs we leave the default values:
We apply the changes to create the task in the panel:
Click on Task Scheduler Library for a more detailed view of the task:
We execute the task to see the effect on the cache of the system RAM memory:
When applying it we see the decrease of the cache:
This has been the complete process to automatically clear the cache in Windows 10.