How To Clear Live Tile Cache in Windows 10


By default, Windows 10 has Live Tile support for Universal (Store) apps installed on your PC. When you pin such an app to the Start menu, its Live Tile will show dynamic content like news, weather forecast, images and so on. You might want to reset the Live Tile cache if some tiles display invalid contents. Here is how to clear the Live Tile cache in Windows 10.
Windows 10 Start MenuRemoving the Live Tile cache can be useful if some tiles display invalid contents. For example, imagine a situation where you deleted some photos from your Pictures folder, but the Live Tile of the Photos app continues to show them. This behavior is unexpected and very annoying. Or if you have any private information that you do not wish to disclose to anyone else looking at the screen, you might want to clear this data too. Sometimes, Live Tiles may not update and you might face issues with updated content on the Live Tiles in the Start menu in Windows 10. In any of these cases, you can try to reset their cache.

Windows 10 has two values in the Registry which can be used to reset the Live Tile cache. They are located under the following key:


Both values are of the type 32-bit DWORD.

ResetCache - When it is equal to 1, File Explorer resets the cache for all tiles.

ResetCacheCount - Stores how many times the Live Tile cache has been reset.

Here is how to use them.

To clear Live Tile Cache in Windows 10, do the following.

Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following Registry key:


Tip: You can access any desired Registry key with one click.

See the ResetCacheCount value. In my case, the Live Tile cache was reset only once.

To reset the cache, create a new 32-bit DWORD value ResetCache. Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows, you still need to use a 32-bit DWORD as the value type.

Set its value data to 1.

Now, restart the Explorer shell.

This will reset the Live Tile cache immediately. The ResetCacheCount value will be increased. The ResetCache value will be set to 0.


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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

3 thoughts on “How To Clear Live Tile Cache in Windows 10”

  1. Most important step while getting rid of windows 10 cache is cleaning of temp files. Just press windows key + r and in the run command box just enter %temp% and hit enter delete all the files in the folder. Similarly enter temp in the run box and hit enter and go to the folder and delete all the files there.

    1. The page is badly worded. All you need to do is notice what the values are. Change ResetCache to 1 (i.e. true) and follow the rest of the instructions, then you should see ResetCache go back to 0 (i.e. false) and ResetCacheCount go up by 1 (indicating that the cache has been reset one more time)

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