It’s remarkably frustrating to encounter a significant error in the games we like to play, and Roblox is no exception! Many of these errors can be fixed with ease, but just as many of them can’t. Let’s say you’re trying to put some time into your favorite experience on Roblox, but … Error 403?? What does that mean? And how can you fix it?! Is there even a way to fix it?! Read on to learn how to fix Error 403.
How to Fix Error Code 403 in Roblox
I am pleased to inform you that this error code is incredibly common, and there’s no need to panic. If you’re currently wrestling with an Error Code 403, it can have multiple meanings. But, thankfully, these meanings can tie directly into what needs to be done to solve it.
Check the Roblox Server Status
It might sound simple, but one possible reason for Error Code 403 is that the Roblox server is down, for maintenance or otherwise. First, you’ll want to check the server status for the platform. If it’s down for any reason, the best and only advice we have is to sit tight and wait for it to come back online.
Turn Off VPN Connection
If you’re using a VPN, that could be the reason you’re getting an error code. Try turning it off and opening an experience in Roblox. If things are as they should be, you’ll probably want to turn the VPN off anytime you’re planning on enjoying your favorite Roblox experience.
Clear the Roblox Cache
Another method of solving this pesky error code is by clearing the Roblox cache folder. To do this, press the Windows key + ‘X’, and select ‘RUN‘ from the menu that pops up. Then, type in the following string: %localappdata% and hit ‘ENTER’ or select ‘OK.’ Find the Roblox folder. Once inside, press ‘CTRL’ + ‘A’ to highlight everything in the folder, then press ‘SHIFT’ + ‘DELETE’ to clear the folder permanently. Restart your computer, and try opening the Roblox experience again. Ideally, the problem will be solved.
Run an SFC / DISM Scan
If the files needed to run Roblox are corrupted or missing, you can try the following solution. It’s a bit more complicated than any of the previous methods, so proceed at your own risk!
Hit the Windows Key and open the start menu. Open a command prompt as an administrator. In the command prompt, you’re gonna want to type the following string without quotes: “sfc /scannow” and then hit the ENTER key. It may take some time, but once it’s complete, restart your system.
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It’s possible that you may not notice any changes. If this is the case, you can run a Deployment Image Servicing and Management scan by doing the same thing you did for the SFC scan, but instead of that string, you’d type the following string (without quotes), followed by ENTER:
“DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth“
Restart your computer once the scan is complete, and check to see if the problem has been solved. Ideally, by this point, you’ll be back in your favorite experience, free of the Error Code 403 plague.
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