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A 404 error occurs when you try lớn visit a web page that doesn’t exist. Sometimes, the problem is on the trang web itself, and there’s not much you can do about that. But sometimes, the problem is one you might be able lớn solve—maybe you typed the address wrong, or maybe your browser cache is causing problems. Here are some solutions you can try.

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What Is a 404 Error?

Like we mentioned, you get a 404 error when the website page you’re trying khổng lồ get to lớn doesn’t exist. It’s called a 404 error because that’s the HTTP status code that the web server uses khổng lồ describe that kind of error. Different websites might show you different kinds of custom pages when you get this error. Above, you can see Google’s 404 error page, và the vị trí cao nhất of this article, you can see How-To Geek’s own custom error page. Some 404 error pages might even provide you with suggestions for finding what you’re looking for or ways lớn navigate lớn other parts of the site.

Websites might also use slightly different names for this error. For example, you might see things like:

404404 Resource not foundError 404HTTP 404404 Not FoundError 404 Not Found404 Page Not Found404 tệp tin or Directory Not Found

They all mean the same thing.

So, let’s take a look at some things you can do to try to fix a 404 error on your end.

Refresh the Page

It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes web servers can glitch & simply fail to show a page that really does exist. The first thing you should try is refreshing the page. Most browsers use the F5 key to lớn refresh, và also provide a Refresh button somewhere on the address bar. It doesn’t fix the problem very often, but it takes just a second lớn try.

Double kiểm tra the Address

If you typed a URL into your address box yourself, it’s possible you mistyped. If you clicked a link on another web page & were shown a 404 error, it’s also possible that the liên kết was mistyped on the linking page. Check the address & see if you spot any obvious errors, lượt thích in the image below.

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In that example above, you can try changing “watht” to lớn “watch” & seeing if you reach the correct page.

Perform a Search

If the URL you are trying lớn reach is descriptive (or if you know roughly the name of the article or page you were expecting), you can use the từ khóa in the address to tìm kiếm the website. In the example below, you can’t really tell from the URL itself if anything is mistyped, but you can see some words from the name of the article.

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Armed with that knowledge, you can perform a search on the trang web with the relevant keywords.

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That should lead you khổng lồ the correct page.

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The same solution also works if the website you are trying lớn reach changed the URL for some reason and did not redirect the old address lớn the new one.

And if the trang web you’re on doesn’t have it’s own tìm kiếm box, you can always use Google (or whatever tìm kiếm engine you prefer). Just use the “site:” operator to search only the trang web in question for the keywords.


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In the image below, we’re using Google và the search phrase “site:yeahflashback.com focal length” to tìm kiếm just the yeahflashback.com site for the keywords.

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Clear Your Browser Cache

It’s also possible the page with the error has been cached in your browser, but the actual links was changed on the website. To test out this possibility, you’ll have lớn clear your browser cache. Clearing the cache won’t affect your browsing experience much, but some websites may a take a couple of extra seconds to lớn load as they re-download all the previously cached data.

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To clear the cache in your browser, you can follow this extensive guide which will teach you how to lớn clear your cache on all the popular desktop và mobile browsers.

RELATED: How to lớn Clear Your History in Any Browser

Change your DNS Server

If a website is giving you 404 error on multiple URLs while being accessible on other networks (like mobile), then it’s possible that your ISP has blocked access to lớn that website, or that their DNS servers are not working properly. To work around that, you can change your DNS servers & try lớn access the website.

RELATED: The Ultimate Guide lớn Changing Your DNS Server

You can also try to flush your DNS instead of changing your DNS hệ thống to resolve the error. Flushing deletes the DNS cache which then forces a new DNS lookup. If the website or page in question was recently moved to lớn another IP address, then flushing the DNS should resolve the 404 error. Here is how khổng lồ clear your DNS cache on Google Chrome and do the same on macOS.

Check if the trang web Has Temporary Issues

Sometimes a website may experience issues temporarily which might cause 404 errors. In that case, there is nothing you can vày but wait. But to lớn confirm, you can demo the trang web on an availability testing tool. There are many tools out there, và you can just vày a web search for “is website down” lớn see a menu of tools. Just make sure lớn replace “website” with the name of the site you want to test.

Contact the Website

If all else fails, then your last option is to liên hệ the website owner directly. Look up their contact information on the trang web and liên hệ them about the page in question. It’s likely that the page you’re looking for was moved or deleted, & the owner can clarify why it was done. If there is no tương tác form, you can try & reach the website on their social media.