How to Bypass Google Drive Limit or Quota Reached

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This dread message

If you’ve been using Google Drive, you have probably experienced this error. Which says; Download Quota Exceeded or sorry you can’t view or download this file at this time. If a large amount of users downloads a file, the file may be blocked for a period of time. The reason because Google wants to minimize abuse.

Bypass Google Drive Download Limit Error

You’d need a Google account and sign in if you aren’t already signed in.

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When you click on the shared link and see the file preview, click on Add to drive button at the right corner. This will add a link to the original file on your Google Drive. However, you still do not own the file and it doesn’t use your storage space. The icon is there mainly for visual purpose.

Method 2: If the button doesn’t show up. Check “Shared with me”, the link should be there

Method 3: Star it so you can find the link in “Starred”.

If it is a direct link, change “https://drive.google.com/uc?id=…” to “https://drive.google.com/open?id=…” so you can add to your drive.

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Right click and make a copy of the original file

Navigate to the file you just added. Next, right click on the file and choose to [Make a copy]. A copy of the original file will be added to your drive and you’ll be the owner of it.

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You can now download (Copy of … file) without any problem. To do so, just right click on the file and hit Download.

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File is safe. Nothing to worry about

This won’t harm or make any problem or risk to your computer, simply press [Download Anyway] and the file will start downloading. Freely remove the copy to save your storage space after.

Another way, without making a copy or using storage space

When you download multiple files/folders at once, Google will make a zip file which contains all chosen files/folders and you will download this zip file instead of the original data. Because it was only made just for you, it should have no one else downloaded it and no error will be seen.

It is more convenient to look for many games, [Add to Drive] all of them then download the bundle later.