Is Google Drive showing you “cannot download file”? Here’s how to fix it
If Google Drive on your Chromebook is refusing to download files, don’t worry. We have the fix.
Chromebooks are handy machines and can pretty much handle your daily workload and more. You also get the ChromeOS that can help you breeze through most of your daily tasks, no matter how heavy they might be. And since Chromebooks integrate so well with Google cloud services, it makes all the work that much easier. However, if you are facing a rather common problem - being unable to download a file from Google Drive on your Chromebook, it can be very irksome. There's a fix though, so you do not need to worry. So even if you are logged into your Google account and your internet connection is working fine and yet you cannot download a file from the drive, here's what you need to do.
For this to work, you need to be on a Chromebook that's associated with your Google account. It's not going to work otherwise. Next, just follow the steps as suggested below:
How to fix the “cannot download file” issue on your Chromebook
1. Log into your Chromebook and open the Chrome browser.
2. Make sure you are logged into your account.
3. In the address bar type - chrome://settings/cookies
5. On the pop-up type: drive.google.com
6. Make sure you check the box to include third-party cookies on this site.
7. Now, click on “Add”.