404 Error Message SolutionsIf you happen to receive a 404 Not Found error message and you believe this is a mistake, there are a couple of ways you can attempt to remedy the situation.
- Examine your URL. Make sure that everything is spelled correctly, using the correct characters. This applies even if you clicked on a link that brought you to the error message. Sometimes the URL’s in links can be typed incorrectly, so correct spelling is always a good thing to check for.
- Refresh your browser to reload the web page, or enter the URL into the search bar again. This should solve the problem where a 404 error message appears even though there is no real issue with the site.
- If you are able to access the URL on one device but not on another, try clearing the browser’s cache of the device in question.
- If the page you are trying to access is several directories deep within a site, you can try backing up one directory at a time until you find a page without an error. Once you find a functional page, you can dig through the site and hopefully find the page you are looking for. For example, if the page: https://www.verticalrail.com/explore-topics/ctr-measured/ returns a 404 error message, you can try going to https://www.verticalrail.com/explore-topics/ to see if there is a link on this page to the one you are looking for. If that page returns an error message too, you can go to https://www.verticalrail.com and search for the page you want.