Google-chrome – Clearing just cache without removing history, saved credentials

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I recently started using Google Chrome browser. It looks good, but I get confused with "Clear browsing data" setting (see image below).

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My question: How to I clear only cached files without removing browsing history, saved credentials and most important – without going through login process on each site in my history.

Recently, I cleared "browsing data" using above setting where all the checkboxes were selected (same as in above image) and Somehow, I got logged-out from all sites 🙁

I had to login in back to Gmail and all other sites.

Also I didn't understand 2 things under "Clear browsing data" settings:

  1. What is Hosted app data?
  2. What comes under Content licenses?
  3. If "download history" is selected(ticked) during removal, does it also remove files from my computer?
  4. What does following mean, "Saved content settings and search engines will not be cleared"?

Best Answer

What is Hosted app data?

Hosted app data refers to data from the apps you’ve added to Chrome from the Chrome Web Store. For example, the local storage used by Gmail Offline.

What comes under Content licenses?

This will prevent Flash Player from playing any previously viewed protected content, such as movies or music that you’ve purchased. It’s recommended to deauthorize content licenses before selling or donating your computer.

If "download history" is selected(ticked) during removal, does it also remove files from my computer?

No,only the history of files would get cleared and it wont clear the file at your harddrive

What does following mean, "Saved content settings and search engines will not be cleared"?

Open history.google.com find your content and search engine history, this wont be cleared during this process

To prevent logout you have to keep cookies and Select the checkboxes for only the type of information that you want to remove. Unselect the checkboxes for the information you want to keep.