7 Quick Ways to Fix ERR_CACHE_MISS in Chrome

by | Last Updated Dec 24, 2020 | Awareness | 0 comments

Google Chrome is one of the most reliable and popular browsers available today. But it is not faultless.

You might face a few obstacles while using the browser, including the ERR_CACHE_MISS error message.

The browser will also ask you to re-enter some information if you’ve come across this message.

The error can be frustrating and confusing, but it is entirely fixable.

There are several quick, easy ways to fix this error and access the site you’re trying to visit.

This post will talk about some common causes of ERR_CACHE_MISS and what it means. We’ll go over several ways you can fix it.

Let’s do this!

What Is ERR_CACHE_MISS?

Occasionally, you may encounter error messages when using Chrome. These include issues like ERR_SSL_OBSOLETE_VERSION and ERR_QUIC_PROTOCOL_ERROR.

The ERR_CACHE_MISS error is another error Chrome users encounter often.

The name indicates that this error relates to caching. More specifically, you might see this message for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Your browser couldn’t access the cache files for that site.
  • Your browser has bugs, corruption, or inefficiencies.
  • The website is incorrectly coded or has a PHP problem.

If you’re a developer, this message may appear when testing an Android application or website with the incorrect codes, regardless of the operating system.

As a user, you can run into it just about anywhere, even with high-profile websites such as Facebook.

While most users have reported running into this issue with Chrome, there are reports of similar Firefox issues. More specifically, the message reads Document Expired in Firefox 32 and above.

However, most messages contain Confirm Form Resubmission messages or prompt.

Chrome users usually encounter this problem when completing or submitting a form and using the back/forward buttons too frequently or too quickly.

Fixing Google Chrome Error ERR_CACHE_MISS (7 Solutions)

Now that you have a better understanding of what ERR_CACHE_MISS means, it’s time to figure out how to fix it.

Here are seven ways you can use to deal with the error ERR_CACHE_MISS in Google Chrome.

1 – Refresh the Page

Sometimes, the ERR_CACHE_MISS error in Chrome appears on your screen if you have problems with your network. If this is the case, reloading the web page may resolve the issue.

Refresh Button in Chrome

Click the reload icon in the top-left corner of your Chrome’s address bar to refresh the page.

You can also press F5 on the keyboard.

If the error message still appears, you can assume that the problem did not originate from your network connectivity. And now, let’s move on to the next method.

2 – Upgrade Your Browser

It is a good idea to upgrade your Chrome browser if you have an older or obsolete version. This can help resolve any conflict issues or inefficiencies, adding to the ERR_CACHE_MISS error message.

To update your Google Chrome browser, click on the three vertical dots in the top right corner.

About Google Chrome Menu

Then click on Help > About Google Chrome.

From there, you can see your current Chrome version number.

About Google Chrome Current Version

Today, modern browsers are set to update automatically.

That means that even if you’re using an older version, Chrome will automatically download the latest version once you open this About page.

You might need to Restart the browser to finish the updating.

Follow the prompts, and restart your browser. Now try to re-access the web page.

3 – Clear the Browser Data

If corrupted files have accumulated in your browser cache, it could result in the error message you see. Therefore, you should clear your browser data next to resolve the problem.

To do this, return to the Chrome settings menu.

Clear Browsing Data in Chrome Settings Menu

Hover over More tools. After that, choose the option Clear browsing data from the menu panel that appears.

Clear Browsing Data Popup in Chrome

In the Clear browsing data window, select all three options. And set the Time range to All.

Click the Clear data button.

Hopefully, the error message ERR_CACHE_MISS will no longer appear. If you see it, move on to the next method.

4 – Disable the Browser Extensions

Another potential cause of the ‘ERR_CACHE_MISS’ error is a corrupted extension. Or maybe the extension prevents Chrome from loading a web page.

Disabling all of your browser extensions will help you determine whether this is the issue.

To find these, go to your Google Chrome settings and hover on More tools.

Extensions Menu in Chrome

Now click on Extensions.

Extensions Enabled Disabled in Chrome

This will take you to the Extensions page to see all the extensions you have installed. Go through them one by one and disable them.

The blue color is enabled in the screenshot, and the gray color is a disabled extension.

We recommend ad blockers as a first step, as these are likely to cause the issue. After disabling each extension, try reloading your browser to see if the error fixes itself.

If you’re able to pinpoint the problematic extension, you can remove it. If not, it’s probably nothing to do with your browser extensions.

5 – Reset the Network Settings

Network settings also cause the ERR_CACHE_MISS error message. You can reset those settings to resolve that issue.

Using the Command Prompt is the easiest way to do this.

To open the Command Prompt, hit the Windows icon and search cmd.

CMD Run as Administrator in Windows

Now click on the Run as administrator.

Type the following commands in the Command Prompt window and press Enter after each command.

ipconfig/release

ipconfig/all

ipconfig/flushdns

ipconfig/renew

netsh int ip set dns

netsh winsock reset

ipconfig renew

ipconfig renew

Restart your computer and reopen the browser. Your network settings will revert to their default state.

The error ERR_CACHE_MISS will hopefully disappear.

6 – Reset the Browser Settings

If the problem isn’t with your network settings, it could be your browser settings. Therefore, it would be logical to reset them.

Settings in Chrome Menu

To do this, go to Settings from the three dots.

Reset and Clean up in Chrome

Now expand Advanced. Click on Reset and clean up.

Now click on the Restore settings to their original defaults.

Reset Settings Popup in Chrome

The Reset settings prompt window will open.

Here, click on the Reset settings button.

Finally, try re-accessing the website after restarting your browser.

Hopefully, the error message ERR_CACHE_MISS will no longer appear. If you see it, let’s move on to the last method.

7 – Disable the Browser Cache

Our final solution you can try to fix the problem is disabling your caching system.

You will need to use the Chrome DevTools to disable the cache.

Developer Tools in Chrome Settings Menu

These are available under More tools > Developer tools in the browser’s settings.

Ensure the DevTools are open on the page that’s displaying the error message.

Disable Cache in Chrome Network Tab

Then, select the option Disable cache under the Network tab.

Reload the page after checking this option. The ERR_CACHE_MISS message should disappear now.

Summary

There are many reasons why ERR_CACHE_MISS errors might appear in Google Chrome.

It may be due to an outdated browser or network settings, problematic extensions, or a temporary connection issue.

The good news is that you can fix this problem by following a few simple steps.

In this post, we discussed the seven easy methods to resolve ERR_CACHE_MISS in Chrome.

  1. Refresh the Page
  2. Upgrade Your Browser
  3. Clear the Browser Data
  4. Disable the Browser Extensions
  5. Reset the Network Settings
  6. Reset the Browser Settings
  7. Disable the Browser Cache

Happy fixing!

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Jafar Muhammed has 10+ years of experience in WordPress, web hosting, domain names, DNS, CDN, server administration, etc. He is an open web advocate. He is the CEO of Rovity, the fastest growing premium shared hosting startup in India.

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