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How to Clear Your SharePoint Designer 2010 or 2013 Cache?

In this post we will discuss 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.

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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.

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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 SharePoint Designer 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 SharePoint designer 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”

How to Clear Your SharePoint Designer 2010 or 2013 Cache?
How to Clear Your SharePoint Designer 2010 or 2013 Cache?

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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About Sagar Pardeshi

I am Developer working on Microsoft Technologies for the past 6+years. I am very much passionate about programming and my core skills are SharePoint, ASP.NET & C#,Jquery,Javascript,REST. I am running this blog to share my experience & learning with the community I am an MCP, MCTS .NET & Sharepoint 2010, MCPD Sharepoint 2010, and MCSD HTML 5,Sharepoint 2013 Core Solutions. I am currently working on Sharepoint 2010, MOSS 2007, Sharepoint 2013,Sharepoint 2013 App Dev, C#, ASP.NET, and SQL Server 2008.

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