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Clearing NuGet cache

NuGet is a package manager for .NET that makes it easy to install, update, and manage packages and dependencies for your .NET projects. When you install or update a package with NuGet, it downloads the package from a package source and stores it in a local cache on your computer. Over time, this cache can become quite large and may cause issues with package installations or updates. In this blog post, we will discuss the steps to clear the NuGet cache and reclaim disk space on your computer.

To clear the NuGet cache, you can use the following command in the command prompt:

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E:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\2022\Community>dotnet nuget locals all --clear

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Clearing NuGet HTTP cache: C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\NuGet\v3-cache
Clearing NuGet global packages folder: C:\Users\Admin\.nuget\packages\
Clearing NuGet Temp cache: e:\temp\NuGetScratch
Clearing NuGet plugins cache: C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\NuGet\plugins-cache
Local resources cleared.

This command will clear the NuGet cache for all the packages that have been downloaded and stored on your computer. It will also remove any temporary files and metadata associated with the packages.

Clearing the NuGet cache is a simple process that can help you reclaim disk space on your computer and resolve any issues with package installations or updates. By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can easily locate and clear the NuGet cache folder on your computer. This will ensure that your NuGet packages are downloaded and stored efficiently, and that your .NET projects continue to run smoothly.