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[Fixed] Google Drive Offline: Could Not Execute Action Error

Here is a Simple Guide to Fix to Google Drive Available Offline Error - Could Not Execute Action on your Computer Web Browser.
Could Not Execute Action: Google Drive Offline

Google Drive released a new feature that allows users to make all Google Drive files offline. Earlier only Google files like Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings were available for offline access and editing. But now you can also access non-Google files like PDF, Videos, Images, Music, and more offline without WiFi or internet.

The feature was available for GSuite users for a couple of years as a Beta but now Google has made this feature open for all general users.

The files that are made offline on Google Drive can be opened from the browser itself or can also be opened with the apps available on your computer. For example, if you have made a video available offline then you can open the video with the VLC player on your PC.

Could Not Execute action Google Drive Available Offline

But many users are facing an error that says Could Not Execute Action whenever they are trying to toggle On the Available offline option. This is because, unlike Doc files that are saved in form of a  cache on the computer, non-Google Drive files are saved as exact files on your Drive. You need a Drive desktop client to make files available offline.

Steps to Fix Drive ‘Could Not Execute Action’ Error

Here is the Simple Guide to Fix Google Drive Available Offline Showing Could Not Execute Action Error.


  1. Download Google Drive for Desktop on your PC. Google Drive Desktop is a PC client that allows the user to backup and sync the computer and Google Drive files.

    → Download Google Drive on Windows
    → Download Google Drive for MacBook


  2. Once installed, log in with the same Google account that is logged on the GDrive website on your desktop browser.
  3. The Google Drive will be added to the system tray and top menu bar on Windows and Mac respectively. Click on the icon and tap on the Settings Gear_ICon_Google_drive icon and then click on the Preferences option.
    Open Preferences
  4. Here click on Google Drive select Stream files or Mirror files according to your convenience to sync Drive folders/files with the Computer.
    Steps to Back Up Mac to Google Drive Using Drive for Desktop Download Google Drive for Desktop on your macOS. Install the Application. Once installed open the App. Now Sign-in with your G-Account. You may need to confirm the account using a web login that will be prompted. Once done, click on the Drive icon on the top menu bar. Click on the Gear icon. Now click on the Preferences option. A new window will open. Here click on the option My MacBook/My PC. Click on Add Folder option. It is important to note that only folder/s can be backed up to Google Drive, individual files cannot be uploaded to drive. So add all the files or folders inside a parent folder to back up it to Drive.
  5. Now open Google Drive web.
  6. Click on the Gear_ICon_Google_drive option and click on Settings.
    Click on the option and click on Settings
  7. Here right-tick the Offline option and hit Done.
    Here click the right-tick Offline option and hit done
  8. The offline feature will be set up in Google Drive within a few minutes.
  9. Reload the page, right-click on the file, and click on Available offline.
    Right-click on the file and click on make offline
  10. The file will be synced to your computer drive. You can check the sync progress on the Google Drive for Desktop icon.
  11. Now you can open the file offline without internet access.
    Open File Offline

Here is the Simple Video Guide Showing the Process.


That’s it with this Simple Method you can fix Google Drive Available Offline Showing Could Not Execute Action Error.

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