Cannot authenticate rclone

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I cannot get pass the authenticate part near the end of the configuring process. When I login to my account I get Error 400. I tried deleteing the remote, creating new client ID, and client secret, turning off firewall and antivirus. It worked before, I'm not sure why it doesnt work anymore. I didnt install any windows update.

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.53.4
  • os/arch: windows/amd64
  • go version: go1.15.6

Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)

Windows 10 64 but

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

Google Drive

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

Rclone config

Did you try logging out of your account/clearing browser cache/try from another browser?

can you be more specific?
perhaps copy and paste the text from the terminal into the forum?

D:\Tools For Games\Mount Google Drives\rclone>rclone config
No remotes found - make a new one
n) New remote
s) Set configuration password
q) Quit config
n/s/q> n
name> GoogleDrive2
Type of storage to configure.
Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
Choose a number from below, or type in your own value
1 / 1Fichier
\ "fichier"
2 / Alias for an existing remote
\ "alias"
3 / Amazon Drive
\ "amazon cloud drive"
4 / Amazon S3 Compliant Storage Provider (AWS, Alibaba, Ceph, Digital Ocean, Dreamhost, IBM COS, Minio, Tencent COS, etc)
\ "s3"
5 / Backblaze B2
\ "b2"
6 / Box
\ "box"
7 / Cache a remote
\ "cache"
8 / Citrix Sharefile
\ "sharefile"
9 / Dropbox
\ "dropbox"
10 / Encrypt/Decrypt a remote
\ "crypt"
11 / FTP Connection
\ "ftp"
12 / Google Cloud Storage (this is not Google Drive)
\ "google cloud storage"
13 / Google Drive
\ "drive"
14 / Google Photos
\ "google photos"
15 / Hubic
\ "hubic"
16 / In memory object storage system.
\ "memory"
17 / Jottacloud
\ "jottacloud"
18 / Koofr
\ "koofr"
19 / Local Disk
\ "local"
20 / Cloud
\ "mailru"
21 / Mega
\ "mega"
22 / Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
\ "azureblob"
23 / Microsoft OneDrive
\ "onedrive"
24 / OpenDrive
\ "opendrive"
25 / OpenStack Swift (Rackspace Cloud Files, Memset Memstore, OVH)
\ "swift"
26 / Pcloud
\ "pcloud"
27 /
\ "putio"
28 / QingCloud Object Storage
\ "qingstor"
29 / SSH/SFTP Connection
\ "sftp"
30 / Sugarsync
\ "sugarsync"
31 / Tardigrade Decentralized Cloud Storage
\ "tardigrade"
32 / Transparently chunk/split large files
\ "chunker"
33 / Union merges the contents of several upstream fs
\ "union"
34 / Webdav
\ "webdav"
35 / Yandex Disk
\ "yandex"
36 / http Connection
\ "http"
37 /
\ "premiumizeme"
38 / seafile
\ "seafile"
Storage> 13
** See help for drive backend at: **

Google Application Client Id
Setting your own is recommended.
See for how to create your own.
If you leave this blank, it will use an internal key which is low performance.
Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
OAuth Client Secret
Leave blank normally.
Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
Scope that rclone should use when requesting access from drive.
Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
Choose a number from below, or type in your own value
1 / Full access all files, excluding Application Data Folder.
\ "drive"
2 / Read-only access to file metadata and file contents.
\ "drive.readonly"
/ Access to files created by rclone only.
3 | These are visible in the drive website.
| File authorization is revoked when the user deauthorizes the app.
\ "drive.file"
/ Allows read and write access to the Application Data folder.
4 | This is not visible in the drive website.
\ "drive.appfolder"
/ Allows read-only access to file metadata but
5 | does not allow any access to read or download file content.
\ "drive.metadata.readonly"
scope> 1
ID of the root folder
Leave blank normally.

Fill in to access "Computers" folders (see docs), or for rclone to use
a non root folder as its starting point.

Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
Service Account Credentials JSON file path
Leave blank normally.
Needed only if you want use SA instead of interactive login.

Leading ~ will be expanded in the file name as will environment variables such as ${RCLONE_CONFIG_DIR}.

Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
Edit advanced config? (y/n)
y) Yes
n) No (default)
Remote config
Use auto config?

  • Say Y if not sure
  • Say N if you are working on a remote or headless machine
    y) Yes (default)
    n) No
    If your browser doesn't open automatically go to the following link:
    Log in and authorize rclone for access
    Waiting for code...

so what is the problem?
did the browser open or not?
did you try to manually open that link?
what browser did you use?
did you try multiple browsers?

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