How To Fix ERR_CACHE_MISS In Chrome? – 2021 Detailed Guide


If you are a frequent user of Google Chrome, you might have come across the net err_cache_miss once or twice. This problem is quite annoying as it can be due to various reasons either on your side, browser problems, or the website itself.

If you encounter this problem on Google Chrome often, there are a few methods to fix it.

What is err_cache_miss?

google chrome net err_cache_miss
Chrome message

err_cache_miss means that the website you are trying to visit requires cache files to be submitted and stored. But for some reason, it cannot do that, which could either be a network issue, browser issue, or the website itself. There are a couple of reasons for this err_cache _miss error to appear on Chrome. The most common ones are:

  • Chrome being unable to access cache files from the website.
  • Browser settings or browser extenstions getting in the way.
  • Bugs, incorrect coding, or PHP issues.

How to fix Google Chrome err_cache_miss?

Refresh and Relaunch Google Chrome

Sometimes the simple solution works the best. Try refreshing the page or even closing the Chrome browser from the task manager. This can sometimes fix the issue if it is caused by network problems.

Update Google Chrome

Make sure that your browser is updated to the latest version of Chrome. Go to Settings > About Chrome and then relaunch the browser when given the option to do so.

google chrome setting for net err_cache_miss

Turn off Chrome extensions and plugins

Some extensions might be blocking access to the website or not working properly, causing the err_cache_miss error. These are mostly ad blockers or old extension applications, which don’t get regularly updated.

Type in chrome://extensions/. From here, you can disable or remove the extensions from your browser. You can also click on the extension icon in the top right corner and disable the extension on that particular website.

pause on this site to fix err_cache_miss

Run internet connection troubleshooter

Poor networking issues can also cause net err_cache_miss. To resolve this, turn your Wi-Fi/Ethernet connection off for a short duration and then turn it back on.

Go to Start>Settings>Update & Security>Troubleshoot>Additional troubleshooters>Internet connections. From here, select to run the troubleshooter to identify the issue.

internet connection troubleshooter

Reset network settings

Run Windows Command Prompt as administrator and type in the following commands one by one. Make sure to press enter after each one. Restart your device after doing this.

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /all

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /renew

netsh int ip set dns

netsh winsock reset

ipconfig /renew

ipconfig /renew

For Mac users, go to Finder > Applications > Utilities: and type in the following commands. Restart your device after doing this.

dscacheutil -flushcache

sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

Clear Google Chrome browsing data

There might be some corrupted cache memory that is causing this err_cache_miss error. You can fix it by clearing some browsing data. You can do this just by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Del. From here you need to change the time range from last hour to all time. You don’t need to delete your browsing history.

clear google chrome browsing data

Reset Google Chrome Settings

Sometimes there may be an issue with your browser settings. You can reset your settings to default by going to chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings. Once you do restart your browser and you are good to go.

reset google chrome settings

Disable Google Chrome cache

If all other methods fail, use Chrome DevTools to disable the caching system. Press Ctrl+Shift+I, This will open a menu to the right side of your browser. Go to network and tick Disable cache.

disable google chrome cache
Nalin Rawat

Nalin Rawat

Nalin is a tech writer who covers VR, gaming, awesome new gadgets, and the occasional trending affairs of the tech industry. He has been writing about tech and gaming since he started pursuing Journalism in college. He has also previously worked in print organizations like The Statesman and Business Standard. In his free time, he plays FPS games and explores virtual reality. Reach out to him at @NalinRawat
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