When you invalidate the cache, CLion removes the cache files for all projects ever run in the current version of the IDE. The files will be recreated the next time you open these projects.
Clear system cache
Selectfrom the main menu.
In the Invalidate Caches dialog, you can select additional actions that the IDE will perform while removing the cache files:
Clear file system cache and Local History: remove the virtual file system cache together with the information stored in Local History.
This action might be helpful for troubleshooting purposes when the usual cache invalidation is not enough to solve the problem.
Clear VCS Log caches and indexes: remove the cache and indexes of the VCS Log.
Enable this option if you are certain that your VCS Log indexes are broken, for example, if the Log search doesn't work correctly.
Clear remote hosts caches: SSH and Docker caches will be marked invalid and then cleared. The caches will be downloaded again upon project reload.
Reset CMake Cache: reset CMake cache along with the IDE cache.
Delete embedded browser engine cache and cookies: remove the cache files and cookies that are stored in the built-in JCEF browser.
These files rarely get broken. This option allows you to invalidate the cache while keeping JCEF cookies and caches intact.
Click Invalidate and Restart.
If you click Just restart, cache files won't be deleted, and the selected optional actions won't be applied.
For more information about storage of various user-specific files, refer to Directories used by the IDE.