For the past three months my Chrome browser has occasionally crapped out and stopped loading any pages at all while displaying the infamous “waiting for cache…” status message. The only fix that consistently works is to delete the cache from the tools menu, but this process can take 15 minutes to a half hour.
Some message boards recommend killing the cache files directly, but only for a PC. On a Mac, I couldn’t find anyone with useful information on how to permanently fix. Everyone seems to recommend deleting the cache located at ~Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/, but this directory doesn’t actually include the cache!
On a Mac, the solution is to delete all the files in the following directory:
I just did it and it works like a charm. I’m writing this article in the hope that future sufferers can find the answer faster than I had to.