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How to fix Err_Cache_Miss in Google Chrome?

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`Chrome is one of the most popular and reliable browsers out there. Google has spent over a decade improving the browser and making it an amazing user experience overall. 

However, just like all things tech, Chrome can also run into issues sometimes. In this article, we’re going over the ‘ERR_Cache_Miss’ error in Chrome and its fixes.

What causes the Err_Cache_Miss error?

If you’ve read the error message, it’s obvious that it is caused by caching issues. However, there are a few other reasons why you might see this error –

  • The browser might be unable to access the cache files for the particular site you’re visiting. 
  • Corrupt browser files, extensions or other bugs.
  • The target website has PHP issues or incorrect coding.

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How to solve the Err_Cache_Miss issue?

Here are a few things you can try out to get rid of the problem. 

Refresh the page

At times you may also see this message because a page wasn’t able to load properly. In such cases, try refreshing the page to see if you can get the page to load.

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Clear your browser’s data

Corrupt files in your cache or otherwise can cause this error as well. Clear them out to see if you can get Chrome to work.

Step 1: Type in chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in your browser’s address bar and hit Enter.

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Step 2: Select the cache and cookies options and make sure the Time range is set to All time. Click on the Clear now button to clear out all the data. 

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Check for updates

If the issue is in Chrome itself, chances are developers might release an update to fix the problem. Regardless, you should always make sure you’ve got the latest version of the browser installed to avoid running into problems that could otherwise be avoided. 

Head over to chrome://settings/help and make sure you’re on the latest update. If you’re not, update immediately and try again.

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Also, make sure to get the 64-bit version of the browser if the err_cache_miss error repeats itself. 

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Disable your extensions 

Chrome’s extensions can continue running even after the browser is closed, causing precious memory to be blocked by an application you might not necessarily use. 

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Head over to chrome://extensions and try disabling all your extensions to check if the browser starts functioning as normal again, If it does, enable them one by one until you have all the essential extensions working again.


Reset your browser

Resetting Chrome can fix all sorts of random bugs and glitches with the browser. 

Step 1: Head over to chrome://settings/reset. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults.

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Step 2: Chrome will show you a warning prompt. Click on Reset Settings, and your browser will reset to default settings. 

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Reset your DNS settings

Misconfigured DNS settings can cause all sorts of problems.

Step 1: Press Windows key + R and type in cmd, and hit enter.

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Step 2: Type in ipconfig /flushdns to reset DNS settings to default.

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If the above command doesn’t help, try entering these commands in the Command Prompt one at a time.

netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset

If you suspect an issue with your router’s DHCP assignment, use these commands to release your old IP and request a new one. 

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

If this doesn’t work either, use the following commands to reset your network stack.

nbtstat -R
nbtstat -RR
netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.txt
netsh winsock reset

On a mac, head over to your terminal and type in sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder. Type in your password when prompted for it, and try re-accessing the internet. This should solve the err_cache_miss error.

Disable Chrome’s caching system

The last thing you can try out is to disable Chrome’s caching system to try and get around the issue. Here’s how.

Step 1: Click on the three vertical dots in the top right, followed by More tools and then Developer tools.

Step 2: Head over to the Network tab and check the Disable cache checkbox. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: [email protected].