More and more people are experiencing an error in Google Chrome, saying “Err_Cache_Miss” when browsing the internet. The error usually appears alongside the “Confirm Form Resubmission” message, which doesn’t reveal much of what went wrong.
Users are left wondering what the issue is, and how they can fix it. This article goes in-depth about why the “Err_Cache_Miss” error occurs, and how you can resolve it with ease.
What is Err_Cache_Miss?
The “Err_Cache_Miss” error may occur because of several different causes.
Some users experience the error because of cache issues related to the website you’re visiting, or Google Chrome itself. For example, if you don’t have enough available space on your hard drive for cache to be stored, you might encounter the error.
A more common cause is related to the coding of a website. Badly coded pages might cause the “Err_Cache_Miss” error to pop-up. Even though this is mostly the fault of the website developer, you can take the steps below to attempt fixing the issue on your end.
General issues that may lead to the appearance of the “Err_Cache_Miss” error include bugs and badly configured settings. There have been reports of corrupt Chrome extensions causing the error as well. Luckily, all of these are fixable. Follow the steps below to get this error out of your way.
How to resolve the Err_Cache_Miss error
The methods below aim to fix your issues related to the frustrating “Err_Cache_Miss” or “Confirm Form Resubmission” error. Make sure to try all solutions before reaching out to our support team for more help.
Method 1. Restart and update Google Chrome
The first thing we recommend doing is restarting your browser, then seeing if your browser has received an update. To do this, follow the instructions below.
- Close Google Chrome entirely by right-clicking on it in your taskbar and using the Close option from the context menu.
- Relaunch Google Chrome and look in the top-right corner. If there’s an available update, the More icon (displayed by three dots arranged vertically) will have a colored bulb next to it:
- Green: An update was released less than 2 days ago.
- Orange: An update was released about 4 days ago.
- Red: An update was released at least a week ago.
- Click on the Update Google Chrome option. If you can't find this button, you're on the latest version. We recommend testing our other methods below to fix the “Err_Cache_Miss” error.
- Click on the Relaunch button. You should be on the latest version of Google Chrome now. Test if the same error appears when using the most up-to-date release.
Method 2. Disable cache (while DevTools is open)
If you’re receiving the error while using the Google Chrome Development Tools, this method might help you bypass or entirely resolve it.
- Open Google Chrome, then press the Ctrl + Shift + I keyboard combination.
- Press the F1 key on your keyboard.
- Scroll down in the Preferences window until you see the Network section.
- Select the Disable cache (while DevTools is open) option.
- Click OK and check if the same error is still present when you’re browsing.
Method 3. Remove unnecessary Chrome extensions
Google Chrome extensions are known to be a hit or miss. Some extensions may contain harmful code or features that interfere with the websites you visit. We recommend disabling any unnecessary extensions you have installed to see if it fixes your error.
- Open Google Chrome, then click on the More icon (displayed by three dots arranged vertically) and hover over More tools.
Here, click on Extensions. Alternatively, you can enter chrome://extensions/ into your browser and hit the enter key.
- Click on the Remove button on any extensions you don’t recognize or don’t need. Check if you’re able to browse without the “Err_Cache_Miss” error occurring.
Method 4. Clear your Google Chrome browsing data
Sometimes, simply clearing your browsing data can fix the “Err_Cache_Miss” error. You can do this by following the steps below.
- Open Google Chrome, then click on the More icon (displayed by three dots arranged vertically) and hover over More tools. Here, click on Clear browsing data.
- Make sure the Time range is set to All time.
- Make sure that all of these options are ticked: Browsing history, Cookies, and other site data, and Cached images and files.
- Click on the Clear data button.
- After the process is over, restart Google Chrome and see if the error is still appearing when you use the browser.
Method 5. Reset your Google Chrome settings
If nothing else works, resetting your Google Chrome settings may do the trick. You can attempt this method if you perform the following steps.
- Open Google Chrome, then click on the More icon (displayed by three dots arranged vertically) and choose Settings.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Advanced.
- Navigate to the Reset and clean up section, then click Restore settings to their original defaults.
- Click on the Reset settings button.
- After the process is over, restart Google Chrome and see if the “Err_Cache_Miss” error is still appearing when you use the browser.
Method 6. Run the Internet Connections Troubleshooter
A Windows-related solution could be running one of the built-in troubleshooters. To do this, follow the instructions below.
- Open Settings by using the Windows + I keyboard shortcut or access it by clicking on the gear icon in the Start menu.
- Click on the Update & Security tab.
- Choose Troubleshoot from the menu on the left-hand side.
- Scroll down and select Internet Connections, then click on Detect problems and apply the fixes (or Run the troubleshooter) and allow the troubleshooter to do its job.
- Once the troubleshooter finishes running, reboot your system. You should be able to see whether this method worked when browsing in Google Chrome.
We hope that this article has helped you resolve the “Err_Cache_Miss” error in Google Chrome. Enjoy browsing the internet uninterrupted!