Clearing 301 Redirect Cache in Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Google Chrome's ability to store and execute 301 redirects, also known as permanent redirects, often provides an efficient user experience. However, this can become problematic when such a redirect is set up inadvertently and later deactivated. Chrome tends to persistently cache the redirect data, leading to the browser continuing to perform the redirection even when it is no longer valid.

In such cases, it can be challenging to instruct the Chrome browser to ignore the outdated redirect and access the page directly. However, there is a reliable method to resolve this issue and prompt Google Chrome to load the page correctly.

Here's the process in detail:

  1. Open the Chrome Developer Tools. You can do this by following this link: Chrome DevTools. These are a suite of debugging tools built into Google Chrome.

  2. Switch to the "Network" tab. This tab contains information about all the network requests being made by the currently open page.

  3. Reload the page. You can do this by clicking on the refresh icon in your browser bar, or pressing the F5 key.

Through this process, Google Chrome temporarily ignores the redirect cache and loads the page directly. After this process is completed, Google Chrome should correctly load the page even when the developer tools are closed.

This method can help you solve problems with persistent 301 redirects in Google Chrome and ensure that your pages are loaded correctly.