Error Codes - 6 (Your Request To Access The Server Was Denied By Your Friend)

This error happens when you're trying to connect to a friend's PC and they haven't accepted your request to connect.

Before reading below, if you are receiving this error when you're not connecting to your friend or if your friend is never receiving the notification that you're trying to connect, both you and your friend need to restart Parsec on both computers. Then you should be able to connect again.

Error Code 6 On Friend Connections

Your friend can accept your connection by either clicking accept in the host tab of their Parsec app or pressing CTRL + F1 when the notification appears.

If the host doesn't get a pop up notification from Windows, they probably have notifications disabled or on quiet hours.  They should check their host tab of their Parsec app instead.



My friend didn't receive a notification in Windows or in the Parsec host tab?

You both need to restart your Parsec application - if you're on Windows, this means right clicking the Parsec icon in the task tray and clicking Restart Parsec.

On Mac/Linux/Raspberry Pi/Android you should just quit the app and re-open.

If that didn't work, there may be something weird going on with your internet connection or installation of Parsec.  

You can diagnose further by seeing if you, the client, can connect to other hosts without the same issue, or the host, can let other people connect OK.

Once you have that information, join our Discord and let us know what is going on.

You were connecting to your own machine and you got this error.

  1. Double check you are using the same Parsec account for both your host machine and your client machine - if you are not using the same account, the host machine will show a "Co-Play" button rather than "Play" on the client app.
  2. Your host may have crashed.  Check the Parsec app is running on the host. 
  3. If you get this on a cloud machine, please restart the cloud machine.

Still having an issue? Join our Discord and let us know what is going on.