Quick Fix For ERR_CACHE_MISS!

While Google Chrome is an incredible browser, but it can experience problems just like any other browser. One very common error codes that Chrome users might see is ERR_CACHE_MISS.

To figure out how to solve this error code check out this guide.

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What is the error code ERR_CACHE_MISS?

The error code ERR_CACHE_MISS. Image source: Windows10FreeApps

You will experience this error code when trying to access a webpage. The problem can occur for a number of different reasons, such as the coding on the website might be bad, there could be some kind of glitch in the browser, or Chrome itself might have something messed up with it. As you can probably tell from the name of the error code that the problem comes up when there is an issue caching the certain website you are trying to access.

Luckily there are quite a few fixes that you can go through that will fix the issue. Let’s go over them:

Fixing the error code ERR_CACHE_MISS

Follow these steps to fix the error code so you can get back to work. You may not have to do all of them, but you might depending on what the problem actually is.

Before we begin let’s go over some basic troubleshooting:

Troubleshooting:

  • To make sure the browser itself is not the problem try opening another web page on a different internet browser. If it works then the problem might be Chrome itself
    • If it is we will cover steps to fix that
  • To make sure your internet is not to blame again open another tab and go to another website
    • If so then reset your modem and router then try again

Fix 1: Erasing your cache

Deleting cache in Google Chrome. Image source: ErrorCodesPro

This is one of the easier fixes and will often solve the problem. With this fix, you will need to clear out your browser’s cache. Here’s how:

  1. With Chrome open click on the 3 dots on the side of the address bar
  2. Hover your cursor over the More Tools so that another menu pops out
  3. In the second section at the top the option for “Clear browsing date” will appear
  4. Once you click on that a new menu will pop up asking you what to erase
  5. Make sure that everything is selected and that you erase from “the beginning of time”
  6. Next click on the box that says “Clear data” and everything will be erased

After you do that you can close Chrome and then relaunch it and try going to the webpage again. If you are able to access that webpage then it is fixed. If not, try the next fix.

Fix 2: Extensions

This next fix requires disabling Chrome extensions until you find the problem. This fix is very annoying, so if you choose to do this fix it will be time-consuming. Here’s how:

  1. Click on the 3 dots to the right of the address bar to open the menu
  2. Hover over “More Tools” to open up the pop-up menu, just like above
  3. Next click on “Extensions”
  4. That will open up a new menu with a list of the extensions you currently have enabled on your Chrome browser
  5. Next comes the monotonous part. You will need to disable each extension and check to see if the problem with that webpage persists.

This fix is tedious and time-consuming, depending of course on how many extensions you have. I have 10 extensions but have seen as many as 20 or 30. Another thing that is frustrating about this method is that it does not always fix the problem. If it doesn’t then you will need to move to the next step.

Fix 3: Resetting Chrome

The next fix is to reset Chrome. This will help solve the issue if Chrome is the problem. If it is then resetting Chrome will help fix any bugs or glitches.

Follow these steps to reset it:

  1. With Chrome open click on the 3 dots on the side of the address bar
  2. Next click on Settings towards the bottom of the menu
  3. On the bottom of the page, you will see “Show advanced options”
  4. Click on that and scroll down to the bottom to where it says Reset
  5. Click on the box that says “Restore settings to their original defaults”
  6. It will prompt another box asking if you are sure and click the blue box saying “Reset”

Resetting your browser will help it has any issues and will get rid of any problems. Resetting Chrome will get rid of any extensions and apps that you have on Chrome, but will still remember passwords and bookmarks. Resetting your browser on one device will also reset Chrome on the other devices you have.

Fix 4: Disable The Cache

This is the final fix on our list and if all else fails this fix should be the one that works for you. This involves disabling the cache system on your browser, here’s how:

  1. With Chrome open press these 3 keys simultaneously: Ctrl + Shift + I
  2. After pressing those keys press the F1 key
  3. That will open a new menu
  4. On that menu scroll down to the Network settings section
  5. The 4th option in that says “Disable cache (while DevTools is open)”
  6. Click on the box next to it to disable it

That will disable the cache system which should allow you to be able to access that website that gave you the error code.

Incognito Browser

Another option you have is to use the Incognito Browser that Chrome has. If you click the 3 dots you can then click on “New Incognito Window”. The Incognito browser option does not cache anything nor is anything saved so you may not have any issues accessing that webpage that gave you the ERR_CACHE_MISS error code.

This doesn’t always work because sometimes the actual website has a bug in it, but there are times that it can. Incognito is also great to use when buying your partner a gift online or just to maintain your privacy.

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