12. April 2017

Google Photos Error 404

   After uploading (new) pictures with (old) Picasa into the cloud with your albums avoid the option to “mange the pictures with Google Photos” (or similar wording). You must get pages with white, not black, background.
   Go directly to your Google Photos at:

This is an adress, that will lead to your albums. (To get there, you must be logged in to Google.)
   Then select Albums and there the specific album: 

 Now you can work on the selected album, without error 404.

 If you go the “black route”, this won’t work:
Use the arrow to go to the overview of your Google albums. 
And then look for the album there::
Click on the album there, and you’ll get the Error 404. 

Google Photos (called Fotos in German) displays your album for six seconds and then tells you, that this album is not available. Error 404.
“Google – 404.This is an error. The requested URL was not found on theserver. We do not have more information.”
–  It had been Google itself, that generated the URL. It was Google’s own server. Shame on Google!

   Apparently Google took your fine, well visible album from its right hand into its left, and – as in a larger company the left hand does not know what the right hand does – the left says: “I cannot display your album, error 404. Go to … with your pictures!”
   Here you can see the video: https://youtu.be/6nwZlaS4hgM

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Details of this example:
   From for example (stably visible):

You go on with – click … Weitere Optionen (Further Options?) – and then –
select: In Google Fotos verwalten (edit with Google Photos?)

   The miraculous Google software then trys to show this URL (but ends up with error 404):

   The album in (virtual?) reality is called

You are not logged in.
Obviously no optin to edit the album.


Download all

Sort after the last Activity (Whatever that means)

Sharing options

Show in albums

denounce illegal use

In case you are not logged in as the owner of the album (use your Browser’s private mode Ctrl+P to try) this brings you to
And that’s stable …  The goo.gl address I got by asking for a “share” and a link. Good night.

When you klick »In Google Fotos gespeichert« (from https://get.google.com/albumarchive/107484383993159578524/album/AF1QipPtvfe5KOUr16ws3LR4TGfISr7tIXX5Img8filG?authKey=CP2vufux1pOPUA) you’ll see:
Stored in Google Photos. The album is securely saved in Google Photos. You can manage it there. (»Du« as colloquial you.)
When you try to reach the album from here, you are sent to
And there’s that error 404.
   The successful address is:


1 Kommentar:

APK Duke hat gesagt…

Well, if a user has opened Google Photos App (can be downloaded here: Download Photos APK ) on their smartphones then Google Photos is running in the background. And another useful tip for deleting pictures is to do so in the Google Photos app and not from your default Gallery application. Because if you go through Google's Photos app, there's an option in assistant screen that lets you delete the pictures that you have backed up on to the cloud.
Thanks Google once again for providing this amazing service.