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How to troubleshoot Google Drive error 500

How can I fix Google Drive error 500?

1. Refresh the page

First, try refreshing the Google Drive page by clicking the Reload button on your browser. The button is usually on the left or right side of browser URL bars.

Moreover, if you happen to be a Google Chrome user, then don’t hesitate to press the F5 hotkey to refresh the page.

Reload button google drive error 500

2. Enter an alternative Google Drive URL

Google Drive users have said they’ve fixed error 500 by entering the following line in the address bar:

So, copy it with the Ctrl + C hotkey. Then, click in your browser’s URL bar, and press the Ctrl + V hotkey to paste that URL in.

Google Drive URL google drive error 500

3. Clear the browser’s cache

  1. Start by pressing the Ctrl + Shift + Del hotkey in the browser.
    Cached images and files option google drive error 500
  2. Then select the All-time option in the drop-down menu.
  3. Select the Cached images and files option.
  4. In addition, select the Cookies and other site data checkbox.
  5. Press the Clear data button.

Try clearing your browser’s cache, which will also clear the cached version of the Google Drive page. Therefore, refer to the above procedure in that regard.

4. Open Google Drive in another browser

Try opening Google Drive in an alternative browser. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Safari are browsers that are fully compatible with Google Drive.

So, make sure you’re utilizing Google Drive with one of these browsers as well.

The Google Drive page google drive error 500

If you are looking for a browser that emphasizes speed and keeps you away from such errors, then check out this dedicated list.

5. Is Google Drive down?

If none of the above suggestions resolve error 500 for Google Drive, there is a chance that Google services are down.

To check if that’s the case, open the G Suite Status Dashboard page. That page shows the current status of Google services.

This post was written by Matthew Adams and was first posted to WindowsReport

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