Google Drive is one of the most used storage platforms among cloud computing these days. It is popular among both categories – advanced users and normal users like students. It is used for both business and personal use, and the ease of using it is what makes it such a hot choice perhaps.
However, the Google Drive application is not 100% error-free. If you’ve recently faced an error while trying to create a copy on Google Drive, you are not alone.
This “Error creating file” in Google drive while using it via a browser on your Windows 10 or Mac computer is a common error that can be tackled with the following methods.
How to Remove the Creating File Copy Error on Google Drive
You can use any of the following methods, in no specific order, to resolve this error.
Method 1: Google Drive Server Status
You can go to the official website here to check the status of Google drive services. If the servers or services are having a problem, you won’t be able to perform any action on Google drive, so you must wait. It is not common for the server to go down, but it is a possibility you must not rule out.
As shown in the above images check whether the Current status of the Google Drive is green if its not green then there is some problem with the Google drive services.
Method 2: Check Storage Limit in Google Drive
If your google drive is full or almost full, that might be the issue that you are unable to create copies of files. This is usually the reason especially for users with free versions of the drive which has a shared free storage capacity of 15Gb among Gmail, Drive, and Google Photos.
Nevertheless, you can easily check for the current storage status at any time inside the drive itself by logging onto your account or by going to this URL.
In the below screenshot i am only using 10.36Gb out of the 15Gb of free storage offered. If required delete some unwanted files to free up space and try again.
Method 3: Using the Incognito Window on your Browser
Sometimes you need to use the incognito window by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N while your browser is open. Sometimes the cache files of stored cookies can go corrupt but using Private mode can help you to resolve the problem.
Method 4: Clear Browsing Data and History
If Method 3 mentioned above resolved the problem, it means the issue is actually because of corrupt cookies. To delete all browsing history and clear all data and cookies on your browser. This must permanently solve the error creating copy on google drive problem. You can go to the History tab in the settings of your browser and clear cached data from there.
Method 5: Remove unwanted Extensions on your Browser
Extensions and add ons can sometimes interfere with the way a browser works and handles instructions. So better remove any unwanted or recently installed add-ons to see if that solves your Google drive problem.
If you are using Chrome you can access the extensions page via Settings > Extensions or by accessing the chrome://extensions/ URL directly on your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why did Google Drive Stuck on Creating Copy?
When creating a copy of a file on Google drive it will get stuck due to bad internet connection or when there is not enough storage in your Google drive.
Why does Google drive Make a copy option taking so long?
Sometimes it will take a long time to create a copy of a file. To fix this make sure you have enough space on your Drive by deleting unwanted files. Also, make sure you have a good internet connection.
I hope you were able to solve Error creating file copy error on your Google drive using our above methods.
If not do let us know your comments below on what type of issue you are facing in Google drive.
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