Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SPD: Site cache : how to clear?

Sometimes the site opened in the SharePoint Designer doesn't reflect up to date changes.
I have discovered it  a  long time ago when were dabbling with SharePoint Designer Workflow- the new actions didn't want to appear in the list of available.

Recently I have noticed that SharePoint Designer didn't show recently customized pages in the report of customized pages.

The reason was the  SPD caches the opened site.

The cure is easy to apply but not so easy to find!

To clear the cache - you have to go to:

        C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache
        C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SharePoint Designer\ProxyAssemblyCache
        C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Web Server Extensions\Cache


 - and delete all folders and files there;
 - re-start SPD.


Breathe with relief)