How do I get past the error 403 on every web page I try to look at?

jeanne new 0 Reputation points

every web page I try to get on I can get through the first couple of pages and when I get to the final page I need I receive an error 403

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  1. Yanhong Liu 3,740 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Thank you for posting in Q&A forum.

    A 403 Forbidden Error occurs when you do not have permission to access a web page or something else on a web server. It's usually a problem with the website itself. However, you can try refreshing the page, clearing your cache and cookies, and disconnecting from any VPN you might be using.

    Here are some steps you can try to fix this problem:

    Refresh the page: Many times, 403 errors are temporary, and a simple refresh may fix the problem.

    Double-check the address: The most common cause of a 403 error is a mistyped URL. Make sure the address you are trying to access is a webpage or file, not a directory. Regular URLs end with .com, .php, .org, .html, or just have an extension, while directory URLs usually end with "/".

    Clear your browser cookies and cache: It's also possible that the page with the error has been cached in your browser, but the actual link on the website has changed. To test this possibility, you must clear your browser cache and cookies.

    Check if you have access to the URL: If you are trying to access a website that requires you to log in to see the content, this could be the cause of the problem. Often, the server is configured to display an error letting you know that you must log in to access the content.

    Try again later: If none of the simple solutions we have discussed so far work, you can always wait for a while and come back later. Since most of the time, 403 errors are caused by a problem with the website in question, there's a good chance that someone is already working on the problem.

    Disconnect from the VPN: Some websites block VPN users and will display a 403 Forbidden message if you try to connect to them through a VPN. You can disconnect from the VPN and then try to connect to the website.

    Please refer to the following links: What Is a 403 Forbidden Error (and How Can I Fix It)? (

    I hope the information above is helpful.

    Best Regards,

    Yanhong Liu


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