If you are here you might have seen an error message from Google drive while downloading the file which is Download Quota exceeded for this file, so you can’t download it at this time. If you want to download the file you need to bypass Google Drive download limit.

Wonder why this happened?

Situation sometime arises when Google drive limits sharing and availability of the files on Google drive. When too many users download or view a particular file Google drive then it stops you from downloading that file for 24 hours until its quota resets by showing you an error.

So does that mean you stuck? You can’t download this file at this moment?

Well, no doubt Google Drive much secure and reliable online file storage service than others like media fire, Zippyshare because it gives plenty of options to its users.

Is It Possible To Bypass Google Drive Download Limit?

Google Drive is an amazing online cloud storage service by Google through which you can share and download the files across the world. What if you want a file for an urgent meeting or any other reasons but you can’t download because google drive won’t let you.

It will show you an error and you will not be able to download that file for 1-7 days maximum. It could happen when too many users viewed or download the same file that you want.

Methods To Bypass Google Drive Download Limit:

Unable to download the file you want from Google drive can be frustrating. What if by the time you wait the file gets deleted from Google Drive?

But are there any methods to solve this, and to get the file immediately from Google drive. In this article I will share 2 methods to bypass Google Drive download limit and download the file you want but before I start.

Note: During one of the methods you will be the owner of the file which means then you will be responsible for any violation or any issue related to this file.

Method 1: By Replacing Uc?id With Open?id

Step 1:

First of all, you need to sign-in to your Google Drive with any Google account if you are not signed in. Locate the file that you want to download which you are unable to download because it exceeds the download quota prescribed by the Google drive.

Right-click on the file you wish to download and then you will many options>Select get a shareable linkA link will be created to share that file easily across various platforms. Why?

Because you need to make some changes to make it available for download.

Step 2:

Once the link is created you can open that link into a new tab. Now what you are going to do is that you are going to do some changes into the URL.

You need to replace https://drive.google.com/uc?id with https://drive.google.com/open?id– example. And the after editing URL refresh the page.

Step 3:

Once you have refreshed the page you will see the preview of that file. Now at the top right-hand side corner of the screen, you will see add to drive option, click on the Add to drive.

By clicking add to drive you will get a copy of the file into your Google Drive. After that, the file will be added to your drive. You should be seeing that the file is locked in your Google drive.

Step 4:

Now to unlock the file right click on that file and select Make a copy. This will make a copy of that file and it will be added to your Google drive.

And now you are the owner of that copied file.

Since your the owner of that file now you can easily download it to your computer by this method. Simply right-click on that copied file and select download. You will be getting the file that you wanted in your system without any previous error because now you are the owner of the file which you copied from the original file.

By this method, the file is now available and you can download it whenever you want it in your Google drive now.

But it is important to keep in mind that since you are the owner of the file that you copied from the original file you will be responsible for policy violation and other issues related to that file.

Method 2: By Using Incognito Mode

Here is another method to bypass Google Drive download limit. Easier, simpler and a lot different than the previous method. Try it, and it might work for you.

Step 1:

Just like the above-given step, locate the file that you want to download. Then right-click on the file>select get a shareable link, then open any browser.

Step 2:

Now you need to open any browser on your PC/laptop>open private/incognito window in your browser and make sure you are not signed with your Google account in that browser window.

Now browse the link of the file you want to download.

Step 3:

Now you should be seeing a preview window on your screen. On the top right corner click on three dots drop-down menu >select download.

Your browser will start downloading the file.

Step 4:

You can even use your download manager for downloading that file. Just simply copy and paste that link into your download manager and it will start downloading.


So this was my article on how to bypass Google Drive download limit. By these 2 above methods, you can easily download the file even when the file has exceeded its download limit.

Now you don’t have to wait to download the file that you want. The document will be available for you to download anytime.