Fix Google Chrome Error 400 Bad Request

If you reach a web page that displays this error, follow these steps to resolve.

Prerequisites: Navigation of Chrome browser settings

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: <1 minute

Expected Outcome: Web page is fully functional

Tools Required: Internet-capable device, Google Chrome browser

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Steps to Perform 

  1. Check for errors in the URL (website address)
  2. Clear browser cache and cookies
    1. Click on the settings icon that appears to the right of the address bar. In the newest versions of Chrome, this appears as three vertical dots settings new and in older versions will be three horizontal lines settings new or a wrench icon settings old Wrench.

    2. From the menu, select More tools > Clear browsing data....

      Chrome Tools Menu
    3. Check the following:

      • Cookies and other site data
      • Cached images and files

      Select All time in the Time range drop down box and click on the CLEAR DATA button.

      (you may alter these options as you see fit)