How to Fix “Failed 2” Error in YTD Video Downloader


While downloading YouTube videos using YTD video downloader I faced some error which displays “Failed (2). The video you have requested is not available”. First I though the video might be deleted from YouTube, but I was facing the error for each and every YouTube video. So I tried uninstalling the program and reinstalling it again, but the error still exist. I also tried to update the software to it’s latest version but still no luck. After performing some crazy troubleshooting methods I was able to fix YTD video downloader Failed 2 error. So follow the below methods to fix this error.
Fix YTD Downloader Failed 2 Error


Fix Failed (2) Error – The video you have requested is not available

There are two methods, the first it’s quite easy as it uses a program called CCleaner. This method is especially for noobs who are not much used to their computer. While if you are a geek and you usually play with your PC settings then the second method is for you.

Method 1 – For Basic Users :

  • So first we need to uninstall YTD Video Downloader. So go to control panel and select Programs and further click on Uninstall a program.

control panel

  • Now look for YTD Video Downloader and double click it to uninstall it.

uninstall YTD downloader

  • After it’s completely uninstalled, download and install CCleaner.
  • Once the installation is completed launch CCleaner and click on Run Cleaner.
  • Now it will start cleaning junk files from your computer.
  • Once the process is completed click on Registry tab and click on scan for issues.

ccleaner registry cleaner

  • After the scanning process is completed click on Fix selected issues.
  • It will then create a backup of your registry, Save the file at a safe location as you may need it later if your PC is screwed.

backup registry

Method 2 – For Advanced Users :

  • Uninstall YTD Video Downloader by going to control panel > Programs and further click on Uninstall a program.
  • Search for YTD Video downloader and uninstall it.
  • Once you have uninstalled YTD video downloader, Press windows + R hotkey to open the run window.
  • Type regedit.exe and press enter to open the registry editor.

run window

  • I recommend to backup your registry before making any changes. You can do this by going to file and then select export.
  • In register editor navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > GreenTree Applications.

registry editor

  • Now on the Right hand side you will find something called Default, Right click it and select Delete.

delete registry value

  • That’s it, Install YTD video downloader again and this time you will no longer face Failed (2). The video you have requested is not available.

Also Read – Unblock YouTube at School or Workplace


  1. Been having trouble for the last 2 days. This is new. Yesterday it worked for 1 download and then no more. I have uninstalled and reinstalled and still not working. I have tried your registry delete instructions, reinstalled and still not working. My computer is new using Windows10 and Chrome. What’s wrong with YTD Downloader? I’ve been using it for at least 3 years.

  2. all you need is just to delete the default in regedit save and after that to insert again the path in default and it will work. no unistalling needed…

  3. I have a newer version of YTD version 5.84
    I try to delete the key and I am locked out from deleting it. Any ideas? also there is the default in the Greentree branck but then there is a subkey called YTD off of the Greentree key that has a default in it as well as other parameters. So you are talking about just the one default key in the Greetree key itself?

  4. I’m on version: 5.8.4 using Windows 7 Ultimate:
    Tried method 1, completed all the steps, it seems to be working now, we’ll see how long until this issue comes up again, thanks!

  5. You simply need to “allow YTD to connect to internet” in your firewall settings. I tried manual register change above, it did not work. Nothing works until i changed my firewall settings to allow YTD to connect to internet.

    You may be wondering just like me, that it used to work before? Well it used to work on one of my PC before, but stopped working suddenly. I checked my firewall settings, i realized my firewall was blocking, i didn’t know when/how my firewall started blocking it…best guess maybe after antivirus update.

  6. Like Bob T on 8 July 2017, I am unable to delete that Default key under GreenTree Applications: get an ‘Error Deleting Values’ message. Although YTD has been reliably working for a few years, today it started throwing the ‘Failed (2) Error’ to the request for downloading any video. I have already updated to the newest version (5.9.10), uninstalled and reinstalled it, tried the Registry editing (result as above), and nothing worked. Any further ideas?

  7. I reinstalled once before. When I did, I lost my paid version of multiple file downloader and it was replaced with a free single file version.

  8. I’ve uninstall and reinstall 3 times..I’ve cleaned the registry and it still doesn’t work any other suggestions

  9. You might still have some registry keys left.
    Try using IO bit uninstaller to clean uninstall Ytdownloader, thrn reboot thr pc and install it again.

  10. This doesn’t work for windows 10, totally bogus. The adding the “Video Downloader” to the app through Firewall doesn’t work either. I can play the video on youtube in my browser, but YTD still gives the “Failed (2). The video you have requested is not available”. Perhaps as someone pointed out, Youtube and YTD are working together to prevent free downloads from Youtube. FYI Video DownloadHelper in my Firefox browser does the same thing, and all since the most recent updates.

  11. I wonder whether you get the error when youtube tries to play out an advert first, as it does sometimes – and YTD downloader can’t handle that.


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