When you have problems loading a website in any browser, troubleshooting whatever browser you are advised to use is clearing the cache. All browsers maintain a cache and this is usually maintained for every single website you visit. It is a good idea to clear the cache and often this will fix the loading problems but sometimes, the cache problems are not there.
Clear Site Data in Chrome
The cache automatically refreshes after a certain time. When we make it clear, we are basically deleting files quickly rather than deleting them later. There are still some files for websites that Chrome maintains, and they are generally not fresh. These site-specific files can prevent a website from loading.
- Open Chrome.
- Navigate to Website that will not load.
- Tap on F12 keyboard to open the developer console. Alternatively, right-click anywhere and choose ‘Observe’, or tap Ctrl + Shift + I keyboard shortcut.
- On the developer console, Go to the Applications tab.
- In the left-hand column, Select ‘Clear Storage’.
- In the right-hand pane, you will see a donut chart. Under this, click on the ‘Clear Site Data’ button.
Clear website cookies and cache
Above will clear files related to a website which are usually kept indefinitely. You can use the Developer Console to manually delete specific cache files on the website.
- open Chrome And Go to the website.
- Tap either F12 or Ctrl + Shift + I To open developer console
- Go to Applications tab.
- In the left-hand column, eXpand ‘Cookies’ under the storage section.
- Right-click each cookie one by one, and choose Clear.
- In the right hand column, Right-click cache storage.
- Select Clear
Note: Deleting cookies will end all sessions you have, if you are signed in to a particular account / service on the website, you will be signed out. The data saved by the extension is not deleted.
Website data in other browsers
Chrome is not unique in storing files specifically for websites. There are plenty of other browsers, although not all of them provide a button to empty it. Most have the same option of clearing all data for all websites. That said, most modern browsers are now based on Chromium, so the option to clear site data may exist.
For example, Edge allows you to clear site data in an accurate way. Its web developer console is similar to Chrome and all the options that Chrome offers are available in Edge.
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