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How to fix Err_Timed_Out error?

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In today’s modern, fast-paced world, where everyone relies on the internet for both work and fun, it can be frustrating when you face browsing problems. One common issue that many people encounter is the Err_Timed_Out error. This error happens when a webpage loads too long, resulting in a timeout.

In this article, we have discussed the causes of the Err_Timed_Out error and a few ways to help you fix the issue.

What are the causes of the Err_Timed_Out error?

The Err_Timed_Out error usually occurs when you are trying to access the website; when this error occurs, it stops you from accessing it. Some of the reasons that might be causing the issue are mentioned below.

  • Problem with plugins or extensions.
  • Corrupted files.
  • Outdated network drivers.
  • Antivirus Software is conflicting with Chrome.
  • The website is blocked.

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How to fix the issue?

We have explained a few methods to resolve the Err_Timed_Out issue on Chrome.

Use Incognito Mode

To identify if plugins or browser extensions are causing the problem, you can use Incognito Mode. In Incognito Mode, reopen the webpage and see if it loads correctly. If everything works fine in Incognito Mode, it suggests that one of your plugins or extensions might be causing the issue.

You can try enabling each plugin or extension one at a time and check if the problem persists. If you find a specific plugin or extension blocking page access, you can remove it from your browser to solve the problem.

Clear browser cache and cookies

The corrupted cache memory and cookies of the browser affect the proper functioning of the browser and might be a reason that is causing issues with the site. Clear the browser cookies and cache memory of your browser, and then try reaccessing the website.

Click here to know how to clear browser cookies on Chrome
Click here to know how to clear browser cache on Chrome

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Delete the Default Chrome folder

Deleting the default Chrome folder is an effective method for resolving the Err_Timed_Out error. To delete the default Chrome folder, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press Windows + R to open Run, copy and paste %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ and hit Enter.

Step 2: In the new window, find the folder name Default. It is advisable to back up this folder before deleting it.

Step 3: Right-click on the folder and then click on the Delete option in the dropdown menu.

Try accessing the site again on Chrome, and if the issue persists, follow the next method.

Disable Windows firewall and Antivirus

Sometimes, your firewall or antivirus settings can be too strict and prevent you from accessing certain websites, causing timeout errors. You can temporarily turn off your firewall and antivirus software to check if this is the case. After doing so, try accessing the webpage again.

If the error disappears, your security settings are causing the problem. You can then consider adjusting those settings or adding an exception to allow access to the specific website that was giving you trouble.

Click here to know how to disable the Windows firewall

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Update Network drivers

You may be using outdated network drivers, which is why you are encountering Err_Timed_Out error. To update the network driver, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press Windows + X key and click on the Device Manager in the dropdown menu.

Step 2: In the device manager, double-click the network adapter to expand it and right-click on your WiFi or Ethernet adapter.

Step 3: Click on the Update driver option in the dropdown menu.

Step 4: Click on Search automatically for drivers and Windows will find and install any available updates. 

Check the Hosts file

You can use this method if you’re consistently experiencing the same problem on a particular webpage. Check if the webpage is listed. If it is, then delete it. To check the host file, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press Windows + E to open file explorer and go to Local Disk C:\ > Windows > System32 > Drivers > etc or copy and paste C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.

Step 2: Open the file in Notepad. If you find the web address in the file, delete the entire row and save the file. After saving, open Chrome and access the site again.

Reinstall Chrome

If none of the above methods works for you, reinstalling Chrome is the last resort. Uninstalling it completely from the PC and installing it again will solve most of the issues with Chrome.

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Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: [email protected]