Fix: Windows 10 “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 the “too many redirects” error.
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 this website page 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.
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.
Delete Your Browser’s Cookies
The full “too many redirects” 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.
- Press the Download button on this page to save the setup wizard for the freeware CCleaner version to Windows.
- Open CCleaner’s setup wizard to add the software to Windows.
- Run CCleaner and click the Cleaner button on the left of the software’s window.
- If you’re browsing with Chrome, Firefox or other third-party browser, select the Applications tab. You can select to clean the Internet Explorer and Edge browsers on the Windows tab.
- Then click the Cookies check box for Google Chrome, and press the Analyze button.
- Press the Run cleaner button to erase your browser’s cookies.
- 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.
Adjust Internet Time Settings
The redirect error can also be due to your laptop’s or desktop’s time and date settings. You can fix it by syncing the date and time with an internet time server. This is how you can adjust the internet time settings in Windows 10.
- First, press the Windows key + X keyboard shortcut to open the Win + X menu.
- Select Run to open the Run accessory below.
- Enter ‘Control Panel’ in the text box, and press the OK button.
- Click Date and Time to open the window in the snapshot directly below.
- Select the Internet Time tab shown in the shot directly below.
- Press the Change settings to open the Internet Time window below.
- Select the Synchronize with an Internet time server option, and choose a server from the Sever drop-down menu.
- Press the Update now button to sync the time and date.
- Press the OK button to close the window.
Reset Your Browser
Resetting your browser will clear browsing data, remove all extensions and restore the software to its default configuration. So, a browser reset is another potential resolution for the redirect error. Most browsers include a reset option, and this is how you can restore Google Chrome and Firefox to their default settings.
- Click the Customize Google Chrome button to open that browser’s menu.
- Select Settings to open the tab in the snapshot directly below.
- Click Advanced to expand the Settings page.
- Scroll down to the bottom of that page and click Reset.
- Then press the Reset button to confirm.
- To reset Firefox, press the Open menu button at the top right of that browser.
- Click Help > Troubleshooting Information to open the tab directly below.
- Press the Refresh Firefox button.
- Then press the Refresh Firefox button on the dialog box window that opens to provide further confirmation.
Fixing the too Many Redirects Error for WordPress Sites
Webmasters who have their own WordPress sites might also need to fix the redirect errors on their websites. For WordPress sites, the error is often due to a misconfiguration of the WordPress and Site Address URLs. Both those URLs need to match and be correctly configured for www or non-www site. This is how you can check those settings in WordPress.
- Open your site’s WordPress dashboard in the a browser.
- Click Settings on the left of the dashboard to open General Settings.
- The General Settings includes 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.
- 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.
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