Are you having trouble uploading a specific file to a Google Form? Does it constantly fail on retrying? Don’t worry because we have several effective methods to help you solve this problem. Meanwhile, you can also learn how to fix Google Drive file upload problem.
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Ways To Fix Google Forms File Upload Error
Clear Browser Cache and Reload Google Form
One of the most effective methods to fix the file upload issue on Google Forms is to clear the browser cache. Often, an excessive buildup of cache files hampers basic browsing functionality such as downloading a file. Follow these steps for an easy fix.
1. Click the three dots icon in the upper right corner of the browser and press the Settings option.
2. Next, expand Privacy and Security in the left sidebar and click the Clear browsing data options on the right.
3. Also, check Cache files and cookies in the list and click on the Clear data button to clear all temporary browser cache files.
4. Reload the Google Form page and check if the file upload issue has been resolved.
Use incognito/incognito mode
If you frequently use extensions on your Google Chrome browser, a recent install may have triggered file upload issues on your Google Form. To avoid this issue, you can try to upload your file using incognito/private browsing mode which disables all extensions installed by default.
1. Open Google Chrome and tap the Ctrl+Shift+N keyboard shortcut to instantly launch the incognito window. Likewise, you can press the Ctrl+Shift+P keyboard shortcut to launch private browsing mode on Firefox.
2. Open your Google Form in this mode and check if the file upload issue has been resolved.
Check the file type and size before downloading
One of the common reasons for the problem of uploading files on Google forms is the restriction of the file type and size by the creator of the form. By default, Google Form supports the following file types:
1. Document, spreadsheet and presentation.
2. Drawing, pictures and PDF.
3. Video and audio files.
In addition to these file types, the form creator can also limit the upload file size ranging from 1 MB to 10 GB. However, a single Google Form can store up to 1 GB of response data by default. You must adhere to the file types and sizes listed for successful uploading to Google Forms.
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Use individual Google account to fix file upload problem
It is often noticed that users filling out the form using a shared google account are more likely to receive the file download problem. To prevent this from happening, you should always sign in with your individual Google account to fill out a Google form and upload files there.
You can also switch to another Google account in your form by clicking on the Switch Account Button next to your email address.
Try another browser to download the file
If you often have problems uploading files when using a particular browser, you can switch to another web browser to upload the file to your Google Form. You can choose from a variety of web browsers such as Firefox, Brave, Opera, Safarietc
Bonus Tip: Contact the Form Owner
If you still haven’t been able to fix the Google Forms file upload error, you can contact the owner of the Google form to report the problem. Adjusting the Google form defaults can help the form owner resolve these issues.
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Conclusion: Troubleshoot Google Forms Issues
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