Receiving a 404 Error Message
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What You'll Learn

  • What is a 404 error

  • Reasons for why a 404 error appears

  • What to do to solve this issue

What is a 404 error?

A 404 error message, also known as "Page Not Found" or "File Not Found," means the server couldn't locate the specific page you requested. This can happen for several reasons.
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Main reasons why this error appears:

  • The page has been moved or deleted: Websites constantly evolve, and pages may be transferred, renamed, or deleted over time. If you try to access an old link or bookmark, you might encounter a 404 error.

  • The URL is misspelled: Even a small typo in the URL can lead to a 404 error. Double-check the spelling of the URL to ensure it's accurate.

What to do about a 404 error:

  • Refresh the page: Occasionally, 404 errors can be temporary glitches. Try refreshing the page to see if it resolves the issue.

  • Double-check the URL: Verify the spelling and format of the URL. Ensure there are no typos or extra spaces.

  • Clear your browser cache and cookies: Sometimes, outdated cache and cookies can cause 404 errors. Clearing them might resolve the issue.

  • Try a different browser. There may be a problem with how the browser renders the page. Try using a more popular browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.

  • Try incognito mode (Google) or a new private window (Safari). This will disable any extensions or plugins that may interfere with the page.

Additional tips:

  • Use the "back" button to navigate to the previous page.

  • Check the website's help section or FAQ page for troubleshooting tips.

  • Bookmark essential pages to avoid relying on potentially outdated links.

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