Fix ReadableByteStream error in Chrome when opening Outlook.com

Are you seeing an error called object ReadableByteStream when trying to open your Outlook.com email? Worry not, little one; we’ve got the sauce as usual. OK, so this issue is widespread, and it appears to only happen in Google Chrome for some strange reason, unknown to us. 

Google Chrome is the top web browser on the market today, but that doesn’t mean it without any problems. We have no interest in highlighting the many issues with this web browser; therefore, we are going to focus on the ReadableByteStream error in Outlook and how to fix the darn thing. We suspect that if you are using a Chromium-based web browser and experiencing the same problem, then we believe it’s possible to follow the instructions here if the browser hasn’t been deeply customized.

ReadableByteStream error in Chrome when opening Outlook.com

If you are seeing the object ReadableByteStream error when opening Outlook.com using Google Chrome, then be sure to follow these instructions to a tee if you are not too versed with digging into the settings area in Google Chrome:

  1. Disable Chrome cache
  2. Keep local data until a browser restart

Let us see how to do it.

1] Disable cache

ReadableByteStream error in Chrome

OK, so the first thing we need to do right now is to disable the cache in Google Chrome. This can be done with relative ease, so don’t worry too much about any form of difficulties. Just make sure Chrome is launched, because of course, that is very much, important. 

Alrighty, then. The first step is to select the Menu button, and from there, click on More Tools, then Developer Tools. For an easier way to get this screen, please press Ctrl + Shift + I on your keyboard for Windows 10. 

Now, once the Developer tool section appears on your screen, please select Network from the options, then go on ahead and make sure Disable cache is checked. 

2] Keep local data until a browser restart

Go to the Settings area on Chrome, then make sure to select “Show advanced settings. In the section that says Privacy, click on Content settings, then navigate to Cookies. Under this section, then, be sure to select Keep local data only until you quit your browser. 

Finally, restart Chrome, and everything should be working just fine now. If not, then we suggest using an alternative web browser such as Firefox, Opera, or even the new version of Microsoft Edge Chromium. 

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