4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 1, 2013 10:52 PM by Driver777
worldoesnotend Level 1 (0 points)
So I've been getting lots of random Invalid URL errors on sites I have bookmarked and some others that I visit frequently whose address I am sure of. For example, I have my gmail account bookmarked and the last few weeks or so it give me the message that "/mail" is an invalid URL then it might say that "/" is an invalid URL. Ten minutes later it will work just fine. Also having the problem with other assorted sites at random times. Never really the same one usually, but gmail does it pretty often. Even searching for "google mail" then following the link does the same. Any idea what thats about or do I need to provide more info?

Macbook 2008 White, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (102,825 points)
    Hi and welcome to Apple Discussions...

    From your Safari menu bar click Safari / Preferences then select the Security tab. Click: Show Cookies. Delete all cookies or delete the cookies associated the sites you have problems accessing.

    Quit Safari.

    And, open a Finder window. Select your Home folder in the Sidebar on the left. Now open the Library folder then the Caches folder then the com.apple.Safari folder. Move the cache.db file from the com.apple.Safari folder to the Trash.

    Relaunch Safari.

  • Erebus Level 1 (25 points)

    Worked perfectly…thanks. That was a first for this longtime user. Phew.

  • Driver777 Level 1 (0 points)

    had same problem.  I found it in my case.  think about your wifi, linksys by chance?  Iphone, laptop, Ipad maybe another wifi etc?? how many conncections have you grown to?  Try shutting off a few of yoru wifi devices.  router can't handle them all.  Will work fine.  shut those off and then turn the other ones back on.  they work fine?? You need a bigger router.  good luck.

  • Driver777 Level 1 (0 points)

    All of the above solutions work just fine because when you do anyting that reauthenticates your wifi device, it goes to the front of the line.  But if I am correct, it will quit working the minute another device is authenticated after it.  the new authentication will work just fine and the one that WAS WORKING now won't work... your router wifi slots are all full.