FIX: Windows 10 too many redirects browser error

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  • Are you getting a too many redirects error in your Windows 10 browser? That error occasionally pops up in tabs when you open website pages.
  • The error message varies slightly from browser to browser. Learn how you can fix this problem from our guide below.
  • Do you need more information ob browsers? Read our expert articles in our Browsers section.
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Too many redirects browser error

Are you getting a too many redirects error in your Windows 10 browser? That’s not an especially unusual error that occasionally pops up in tabs when you open website pages.

Instead of a page opening, the Google Chrome error message states: This webpage has a redirect loop…(ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS): There were too many redirects.

The error message varies slightly from browser to browser, but a website page doesn’t open when it pops up. This is how you can fix this problem.

How do I fix too many redirects on all browsers?

  1. Open the page in another browser
  2. Delete your browser’s cookies
  3. Is the page down?
  4. Adjust the Internet Time settings
  5. Reset your Google Chrome and Firefox browsers
  6. Fixing the too many redirects error for WordPress sites

1. Open the page in another browser

If the website is down for just you, try opening the page that’s returning the too many redirects error in another browser. This won’t really fix the issue for the original browser that the page isn’t opening in.

However, you can still browse the page if it opens in another browser.

If you don’t know what browser to use, we recommend installing Opera.

This is an excellent browser both security and feature-wise. Opera blocks all trackers and ads which leads to a really smooth and fast browsing experience.

This browser allows you to actually take control of your personal data. And if we’re talking about privacy, there’s nothing better at protecting your identity than the native VPN included.

You can activate it with one click, it’s free and you can use it without any time limit.

Opera also has a very intuitive and user-friendly UI that’s fully customizable.

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2. Delete your browser’s cookies

The full error message states that clearing browser cookies might resolve the issue, which is a big clue for fixing the issue. Most browsers include options to erase cookies and caches.

However, you can also delete cookies for Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Edge with the freeware CCleaner. You can erase cookies with CCleaner as follows:

  1. Press the Download button on this page to save the setup wizard for the freeware CCleaner version to Windows.
  2. Open CCleaner’s setup wizard to add the software to Windows.
  3. Run CCleaner and click the Cleaner button on the left of the software’s window.
  4. If you’re browsing with Chrome, Firefox , or other third-party browsers, select the Applications tab. You can select to clean the Internet Explorer and Edge browsers on the Windows tab.
  5. Then click the Cookies checkbox for Google Chrome, and press the Analyze button.
  6. Press the Run cleaner button to erase your browser‘s cookies.
  7. If erasing the cookies doesn’t fix the issue, clear all your browser‘s data by selecting the rest of its check boxes in the CCleaner Cleaner utility. Press the Analyze and Run Cleaner buttons to erase all the data.
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3. Is the page down?

The website page might be down. The full redirect error message states that there might be a server configuration issue, which you can’t resolve yourself.

To check if a page is down or not, open Down for Everyone or Just Me website in your browser.

Enter the URL of the website in the text box on that page and click or just me. That website will then tell you if the site is down or not.


4. Adjust the Internet Time settings

  1. First, press the Windows key + X keyboard shortcut to open the Win + X menu.
  2. Select Run to open the Run accessory below.
  3. Enter Control Panel in the text box, and press the OK button.
  4. Click Date and Time to open the window in the snapshot directly below.
  5. Select the Internet Time tab shown in the shot directly below.
  6. Press the Change settings to open the Internet Time window below.
  7. Select the Synchronize with an Internet time server option, and choose a server from the Sever drop-down menu.
  8. Press the Update now button to sync the time and date.
  9. Press the OK button to close the window.

5. Reset your Google Chrome and Firefox browsers

  1. Click the Customize Google Chrome button to open that browser‘s menu.
  2. Select Settings to open the tab in the snapshot directly below.
  3. Click Advanced to expand the Settings page.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of that page and click Reset.
  5. Then press the Reset button to confirm.
  6. To reset Firefox, press the Open menu button at the top right of that browser.
  7. Click Help > Troubleshooting Information to open the tab directly below.
  8. Press the Refresh Firefox button.
  9. Then press the Refresh Firefox button on the dialog box window that opens to provide further confirmation.

 


6. Fixing the too many redirects error for WordPress sites

  1. Open your site‘s WordPress dashboard in a browser.
  2. Click Settings on the left of the dashboard to open General Settings.
  3. The General Settings includes the WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) text boxes. If the URLs don’t match, edit the WordPress Address (URL) so that it exactly matches the Site Address.
  4. Delete slashes (/) included at the end of the URLs.

Also, note that some web hosts require webmasters to set up either a www or non-www URL for WordPress sites.

Both the URLs need to include www if you selected to add a www prefix to the domain when you set up the site (http://www.example.com).

If you opted for a non-www URL, then both the WordPress and site URL should be http://example.com. If you can’t recall what the domain setting for your site is, check with the web host provider.

So that’s how you can fix the too many redirects error for browsers and WordPress sites.

Webmasters can also fix the redirect error by switching WordPress plug-ins off and editing the wp-config.php file.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in July 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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