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There are many YouTube user reports encountering the error “Invalid request, expired authentication” when trying to publish one (or more) video on the video sharing platform. The problem is usually reported when the user tries to publish it by publishing the video.
When downloading, do not connect to another Youtube account.
As several users have pointed out, this particular problem can also occur if you have logged into another Google Account from the same computer while downloading the video.
Although we could not find an official explanation for this, users believe that this behavior is probably a Youtube security mechanism to protect against abuse.
As you might expect, the solution in this case is quite simple. You will need to download the video again and make sure you don’t sign in to another Google Account while the video is loading.
Clear your browser’s cache, cookies and history.
Enter the following information in the browser bar:
chrome:/ / Parameters/ClearBrowserData
- Click on Advanced at the top of the Delete Navigation Data window.
- Select the following:
- Navigation history
- download history
- Cookies and other website data
- Caching images and files
From the Time Range drop-down menu, you can select the period for which you want to delete cached information. To clear your cache completely, select All times.
Click on DELETE DATA.
Exit all browser windows and reopen the browser.
Remove download help extensions
- Open the Start menu.
- Click the Power button icon in the right corner of the new Start menu to display the Power Options menu.
- Hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click on the Restart option while holding down the SHIFT key.
Windows 10 restarts. Then proceed as follows:
Click on the troubleshooting icon, then on Advanced Options -> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After restarting, click Enable Safe Mode with Network (option 5).
Hold down the Windows key and the R key, copy and paste the following items, then click OK :
A.txt file opens – do not touch anything. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a number of other IP addresses associated with you below.
Find video download aids. Remove it by clicking on Disable.
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