Google Drive is one of the most popular online storage platforms. However, it is not without bugs. A known problem with Google Drive is a file creation error when creating a copy on Google Drive. If you encounter this error, review the solution in this article.
If you see this “Failed to create file” error message, the problem could be in the server or browser. Otherwise, if you have exceeded your Google Drive storage limit, you will no longer be able to import files. You have the following options:
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Try your browser’s Incognito mode or InPrivate mode.
Modern browsers have a built-in InPrivate / Incognito mode. This mode allows you to use your browsers without using your current cookies / data / browser settings. To rule out problems related to browser settings, it is recommended to open Google Drive in the incognito / Incognito mode of the browser.
- Open the browser in incognito / InPrivate mode.
- Now open Google Drive and see if the copy error is fixed.
Disable browser extension / add-ons
Browser functionality is enhanced by the use of extensions / add-ons. However, disruption of the browser / website by these extensions can sometimes lead to the current Google Drive error. In this case, disabling these extensions may solve the problem. You can follow the instructions of your browser. We’ll discuss the process for Chrome.
- Start Chrome and click the “Action” menu.
- Then click “More Tools” and then “Extensions” on the submenu that appears.
- Now disable each individual internal number by setting the corresponding internal number switch to Deactivate.
- Then restart Chrome and open Google Drive.
If you’re still having problems, try another browser or use Google Backup and Sync / File Stream.
Clear browser data
An error occurs when you create a copy via Google Drive if your browser’s cache / cookies are corrupted. This is the reason why you need to clear your browsing data to fix the Google Drive error. Take Google Chrome, for example:
- Open Chrome on your computer.
- Click the “Three Dots” button in the top right corner.
- On the submenu, navigate to the Advanced Tools option.
- Select Clear browsing data on the submenu.
- Make sure you are on the Advanced tab.
- Select Everyday as the time range.
- At a minimum, check cookies and other site data, as well as cached images and files.
- Click the “Clear Data” button and wait.
If nothing helps, try using a browser other than Google Chrome. This will allow you to access Google Drive through your new browser without any damage. You can also use the Google Backup utility to fix the problem. Another alternative is to use the sync or file flow feature to solve the problem.
You should also make sure that your computer has a strong and reliable network connection, as low network signal strength is an important factor. With all of the above, you can try changing your router to a better network that will no longer display errors. If you have any questions or comments, leave them in the comment box below.