How to Delete DirectX Shader Cache on Windows 11 or 10?

DirectX Shader Cache files are created by your graphics system. It improves the overall performance of games and other programs by lowering the amount of time it takes for an image or video to render on the screen. However, no need delete it from your system, if you believe your DirectX Shader Cache is corrupt or too large, you may delete it. Once you delete these cache files, they will be regenerated automatically & fill again after restarting your PC.

If you suspect that DirectX Shader Cache is malfunctioning on your Windows 11 or 10, this risewindows article will guide you to delete these cache in different ways by Windows Settings, Disk Cleanup, or Storage Sense. We will review all methods one by one.

How to Clear DirectX Shader Cache using Windows 11 Settings?

Do these steps to use the modern Settings app for clear the DirectX Shader Cache in Windows 11:-

Step 1. Open Windows 11 Settings.

Step 2. Select System in the left sidebar of the Settings window.

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Step 3. Tap on the Storage tile on the right sidebar.

Step 4. Press the Cleanup recommendations option under the “Storage management” section.

Step 5. Pick the link See advanced options under the “Temporary files” section.

Step 6. Scroll down to the bottom and check the option DirectX Shader Cache.

Step 7. Now, scroll up to the same page and pick the Remove files button.

After complete the above steps, DirectX Shader Cache is delete from your PC. When you restart your PC, DirectX Shader Cache will be generated automatically by your Windows if required.

How to Erase DirectX Shader Cache in Windows 11 or 10 through Disk Cleanup?

Do these steps to delete the DirectX Shader Cache via Windows 11 or 10 Disk Cleanup:-

Step 1. Tap on the Start button to type Disk Cleanup.

Step 2. Right-click on the Disk Cleanup for pick the Run as administrator option.

Step 3. When the Disk Cleanup tool appears on your PC, select the C drive (system drive) and press the OK button.

Step 4. Windows will scan the “C” drive and show various checkboxes. Choose the DirectX Shader Cache checkbox and pick the OK button.

After finish the above steps, DirectX Shader Cache is deleted from your PC. When you restart your PC, DirectX Shader Cache will be generated automatically by your Windows if needed.

How to Clear DirectX Shader Cache via Windows 11 Storage Sense?

Do these steps to clear the DirectX Shader Cache via Windows 11 Storage Sense:-

Step 1. Open Windows 11 Settings.

Step 2. Pick System in the left sidebar of the Settings window.

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Step 3. Tap on the Storage tile on the right sidebar.

Step 4. Turn On the Storage Sense toggle switch under the “Storage management” section.

That’s it.

The next time storage sense scans and cleans unnecessary files on your Windows 11 PC; the DirectX Shader Cache will be Deleted automatically.

Thank you, friends!!

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