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Article stub for purge expired cache.

How to Access

Select Tools → Purge Expired Cache from the drop-down menu on the Back-end of your Joomla! installation.


This tool will purge all expired cache files and therefore clean up the the webspace.

  • Note: if you have a large amount of items we recommend to purge the files as many times as possible to avoid overloading your webspace!
  • Warning: if you have a great amount of cache files and your server settings of 'max_input_time' is set to less then 60 (seconds), you mave recieve a php warning message. In this case start this process again!


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At the top right you will see the toolbar:


  • Purge Expired.Click on this Button will start the purging process.
  • Help. Opens this Help Screen.

Quick Tips

  • Purging cached files is recommended if there is a great amount of items.
  • If you recieve an error / a warning during the process, start this tool again.

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