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Ways to Fix Google Drive Error?

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed and maintained by Google. With Google Drive, a user can easily store files on Google servers and can also share files and synchronize files across devices. While most of the time you won’t find issues with the functionality and features of Google driver, however, some users have reported server error in their Google Drive service. If you are also experiencing server error with your Google Drive, you can follow the different workarounds provided below to clear the error.

Ways to Clear Google Drive Error

Clear Cookies and Cache Memory from your Computer System

  • On your computer, open the Google Chrome browser. You can find the Chrome browser icon on your desktop menu list. Just double-click on it to open the browser.
  • Once the Google Chrome web browser gets opened on your screen, you will need to expand the Toolbar section and click on the 3-dot icon to bring up the drop-down list of options. You will find it located on the upper-right of the browser home screen.
  • Once the drop-down menu appears on your screen, you will need to click on the ‘More Tools‘ option. This will expand the options available in the “More Tools” section.
  • In the drop-down menu that expands after clicking the “More Tools” option, you will need to click on the Clear browsing data… Clicking on this option will direct you to the settings section of your Chrome browser and open a “Clear browsing data” box.
  • In the “Clear browsing data” box, you will be given two tabs – Basic and Advanced. In the Basic tab, you will be given the following options:
    • Browsing history
    • Cookies and other site data
    • Cached image and files

In the Advanced tab, you will be provided with the following options:

  • Browsing history
  • Download history
  • Cookies and other site data
  • Cached images and files
  • Passwords and other sign-in data
  • Auto-fill form data
  • Site Settings
  • Hosted app data
  • You can make the changes in the given options by selecting or deselecting the check-boxes next to them if you want.
  • Once you are done making the desired changes in the given options in both the Basic and Advanced tab, you can click on the Clear data Clicking on the Clear data button will initiate the deletion process. You will need to wait till the process gets completed.
  • Once the Cookies and Cache memory gets cleared from your Chrome browser, you can close the “Clear browsing data” window and check whether the Google Drive server error is resolved or not.

Access Google Drive using the Incognito Window of Chrome Browser

If the previous method doesn’t help you overcome the Google Drive server error, you can try overcoming the problem by accessing Google Drive using the incognito window. Here are the steps that you can follow:

  • Open Google Chrome web browser on your computer by double-clicking on the Google Chrome icon from the desktop menu.
  • Once the Google Chrome browser gets opened on your computer, you will need to click on the menu bar icon (three vertical dots) located on the top-right corner of the window. Clicking on this icon will open a drop-down menu on your screen.
  • From the drop-down menu that appears on your screen, you will need to click on the “New Incognito Window” option. This will direct you to the incognito window on your Chrome browser.
  • Once you are in the Incognito window, you can try opening your Google Drive account. You should be able to access Google drive without any error.
  • The incognito window in Google Browser helps you clear the error by not storing cookies from different websites.

However, if this method doesn’t fix the Google Drive error, you can move to the next solution.

Check your Firewall & Proxy Settings

Another method that you can use to clear Google Driver error is by checking your Firewall & Proxy settings. Here are the steps to fix the error.

  • First, you will need to close all the Chrome browser windows that might be opened on your browser. Make sure to close each and every open window.
  • Once you have closed all the Chrome browser windows, you will need to run the Chrome browser as an administrator. To do so, you will need to click on the Start icon located on the lower-left corner of your computer screen.
  • Next, you will need to look for the All Apps option from the list of results that appears and click on that.
  • In the window that appears on your screen, you will need to locate the Google Chrome option and right-click on it. This will open the drop-down menu on your screen.
  • From the drop-down menu that appears on your screen, you will need to click on the Run as administrator In certain cases, you may find this option in the More option.
  • In your Chrome browser, you will now need to open the Menu You can find the menu option in the window that you are in and click on it as you locate it. Then, look for the Settings option in the following section to go to the settings section.
  • Once you are in the Settings section of your Google Chrome browser, you will need to scroll down and expand the Advanced settings by clicking on the Advanced
  • In the Advanced settings section, you will need to go to the System section and click on the “Open your computer’s proxy settings” option. You will be directed to the Proxy settings window.
  • Once you are in the Proxy settings window, you will need to look for issues in the settings. For this, you will need to click on the “Automatically detect settings” option. Make sure to select all the check-boxes before you select the option above.
  • Then, you will need to click on the “OK” button to complete the process. You will find this option on the lower-right of the window.
  • As you will complete the process, you will need to follow the same steps in the next window.

In most of the cases, the above-mentioned workarounds should help you fix the error in your Google Driver account.

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