Quick fixes for Chrome “requires data that you entered earlier” error

Are you having a problem with Chrome? Is it displaying “This webpage requires data that you entered earlier in order to be properly displayed” or “ERR_CACHE_MISS” or “Confirm Form Resubmission”. It often occurs after you pressing the back button to get back to the page you previously viewed. Sometimes, the error message pops up when you press the reload button or F5 while submitting data.

Recently, users have reported that the “requires data that you entered earlier” error message pops up after refreshing pages that does not contain any form in the first place. Even worse, updated versions of Chrome does not solve this problem, and any other browsers that used Chromium as the upstream source are affected.

Chrome “requires data that you entered earlier” causes

Originally, the feature is introduced to prevent the browser from duplicating POST requests, sending the same form data twice in a row. Basically, there may be two things that trigger “requires data that you entered earlier” error.

  1. A page that contains a certain kind of form has refreshed.
  2. In the middle of a form being submitted; you try to click on the back button. This is dangerous because if you’re buying something online, refreshing the page may cause your credit card to be charged multiple times, which definitely is not what you want.

Check for Internet Connection Issues

One possible silly reason for this pop-up might be that your internet data connection is so poor that the packets from the internet mixed up and confuses the browser. In this case, you can try restarting both your computer and the network devices, as it’s the simplest solution most of the time.

Clear Browser Settings

To clear the cache for Google Chrome, get started by clicking the Three Dots icon in the top right of your browser window. Then, find the Settings from the drop-down menu. Clicking it will take you to the settings page.

Use the search bar to look for “Restore settings to their original defaults” setting.

Clicking the setting will bring you to a pop up, asking you to confirm your action. Press Reset settings to clear your browsers configuration. Reload Chrome to see if this has made a difference.

Disable All Extensions

Chrome extensions can be intervene the request-response cycle, causing strange issues like “This webpage requires data that you entered earlier in order to be properly displayed” error. Simply disabling and re-enabling the extensions could be the all you need to solve the issue.

In order to do so, follow the steps below:

  • Open the Chrome browser and click on the three-dot menu icon in the upper right-corner.
  • Click on More tools >Extensions.
  • You’ll see a list of all Chrome extensions and a toggle where you can disable every extension.

Remove no-store headers (for webmasters)

If your form uses the no-store header, it may be the cause of “This webpage requires data that you entered earlier in order to be properly displayed”.

header(‘Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, max-age=0’);Code language: HTTP (http)

The no-store response directive indicates that any caches of any kind (private or shared) should not store this response.

Follow the given steps:

Step 1: If you’re running your website on a shared hosting or use Apache web server, find .htaccess file and remove any line with no-store.

Step 2: Now, go back to the browser and refresh the page.

Step 3: Fill the form again and refresh it to see if the pop up still appears.

We hope that the article helped you learned how to fix Chrome “requires data that you entered earlier” error. We’ve also written a few other guides for fixing common Chrome errors which you may find interesting, included ERR_RESPONSE_HEADERS_MULTIPLE_CONTENT_DISPOSITION error“Requests to the server have been blocked by an extension” error and “Access to XMLHttpRequest has been blocked by CORS policy” . If you have any suggestion, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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