$AnnotatedConnectException Error [SOLVED]

As we all know that with the passage of time, the games have also evolved. There was a time when people used to play outdoor games a lot. But nowadays people prefer to play games on their computers. Though there are a lot of games that are available, one of those games is Minecraft.

It is basically a sandbox type of video game that first came out in 2011, and is still liked by many. Not only this, it was the single game all across the world that made a total sale of about 176 million. So, as we know playing video games is often easy. But sometimes you may face some technical issues because of the system you are playing on. Or it could be any other technical fault.

How to fix the$AnnotatedConnectException Error?

There are many reasons on why you are facing this error, the main reason is that your game is not able to connect to the server. However, it is advised that you should consider rebooting your PC  as it may make the error go away else go through the steps that are given below.

Method 1 – Make sure the game is not blocked by the firewall

As we all are aware that there are a number of browsers available. One of them is the Firewall. In Firewall, the browser prevents the unnecessary and harmful information to enter your PC. Sometimes the software that is not listed in their trusted software’s list. So, there is a chance that Firewall may be preventing you to access your game by blocking you from the main Minecraft server.

So, to avoid facing this error you can go through the following steps:

Step 1 – To begin with, you need to go the start menu and find the Settings option. After clicking on it, navigate to the “Updates and Security” option.

Step 2 – Now, you need to choose the “Windows Security”. Next click on “Firewall and Network Protection”. Then you have to select “Allow an App through Firewall” option that is available.

Step 3 – After this, you can simply choose the “Change Settings” option. Then press the “Yes” on the warning portal that will appear on your screen. Now, look for option ‘Allow another app’, and click on the ‘Browse’ option there.

Step 4 – Now, you are halfway through. So all you need to do is select the desired game that you want to Firewall to allow, and then the launcher is executable. Moreover, after selecting the game, you need to repeat the entire process all over again. But in place of game go to the place where the Minecraft server is installed.

Step 5 – Now, you need to open the “Maxwell” folder, and within it you will find the “MinecraftServer” folder. Click on it. In addition to this, you need to allow the Java executables that are present in the folder for the game to function. Not to forget, you have to repeat the process again. But in place of ‘allow another app’ just choose the “Java Platform SE Binary”. It will function through both public and private network.

Step 6 – At last, you just need to close the browser and restart it.

Method 2 – Reset your Modem/Router

In some cases, it is not the browser that is at fault but it is the modem. The modem that is required to give your PC a proper and stable internet connection. If it is not working properly then you will not be able to connect to the game. To get over this error, you can try to switch off your router and then try again to restart it. This may resolve your problem.

Method 3 – Using a Trusted VPN Connection

Sometimes, if the application (for example , the game in this case) is not listed in the trusted VPN apps list then it may come up with this type of error. So, you should use those VPN apps that don’t block the Minecraft Server. To resolve this error, you can try changing the region.

Method 4 – Reinstall Minecraft

In essence, to all the solutions that are listed above if you are still facing this error then you need to uninstall this application. After that try to download it again after some time. This may help you avoid the error. You can simply uninstall this application, by going to the Control Panel and clicking on the Uninstall a Program option. To reinstall, you can find the original application on the official site of Minecraft.


So, that was all we had on the subject. We hope that this article proves useful. Thank you for reading!

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