How to Clear Chrome Redirect Cache

When I’m developing a new website, there are times when my Google Chrome will cache a 301 redirect preventing me from accessing a URL. Clearing your browser’s cache should solve this problem; however, there are times when I could have sworn even that doesn’t work as I’d expect. Fortunately, there’s a solution for clearing Chrome’s cache for a specific website. Courtesy of Ryadel Web Development, here’s the solution which I’m posting here for my future reference:

Clear Cache Data for a Specific URL

  1. Open Google Chrome Developer Tools (CMD+ALT+I on a Mac or SHIFT+CTRL+I on Windows).
  2. Go to the Network tab and select “Disable cache”.
  3. Enter the URL you want to clear from the browser cache and press ENTER.
  4. Once the page loads, click and hold the reload button until a modal window opens. Then select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”.
  5. As soon as the page has been fully reloaded, you can unselect “Disable cache” in the Network tab.

NOTE: In order for the above to work, you must have your Developer Tools panel open throughout the entire process.

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