QUICK TIP - Bypass Google Drive Download Limit and Fix “Sorry you can’t view or download this file” Error
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However, the default action for the shareable files in Google drive is “Anyone with the link can view”. You can modify the action to “anyone can edit” or “anyone can comment” alternatively.
If you choose the ‘More’ option, a new window will be displayed. There if you choose the Google Drive link sharing setting as “Public on the web”, then everyone can view or download the file you share. However, choosing this option is not recommended as because if the file view/download limit exceeds above the Google Drive’s daily limit, then file download/view will be prevented automatically and it throws the Google Drive sharing limit error.
How to Change Ownership of a Google Drive Shared File?
If you fell into Google Drive download limit and get “Google drive download quota exceeded” error for a particular file, then it is better for you to share the file direct to a person who is in your email list and make the person the owner of the file. You can remove yourself after making someone owner of a particular file. This process of changing ownership of a Google Drive file finds fruitful when you want to send your creation to someone else who is far away from you and sending the file using USB drive is not possible. The scenario also arises when you have a file in your pen-drive and when you want to transfer the file to someone else, due to some unknown fact, the USB drive ends with the error “USB device not recognized“. Google Drive file sharing with ownership change is a meaningful option then. Lets see how to do that.
I assume that you have already uploaded the file in Google Drive account. Right-click on the file and choose ‘Share’ option. You would find ‘Advanced’ option there. Select the option. Now, you need to invite the person using Google email id. Click the ‘Edit’ button from there and choose option “Is the owner” from the list. Press ‘Done’ blue button for the changes to take effect. After then, you can remove yourself from the file’s owner list.
Google Drive file sharing option is very useful feature and you can share any file from Google Drive with anyone until or unless it gets an heavy unusual amount of traffic that surpass daily bandwidth quota. Till now, it is totally unclear that exactly how much bandwidth does a file can consume in Google Drive. Whereas a shareable file hosted in Dropbox, can easily handle up to 20 GB a day bandwidth limit. So, a Dropbox hosted file manages to get 1 Lakh views in a single day. That’s why many people prefer Dropbox for hosting small business website rather than preferring Google Drive.
In this article, I have clearly mentioned all the possible procedures to bypass Google Drive download limit if the download quota exceeded. If you are complete new to “Google Drive download quota exceeded for this file” error, hopefully, this article helps you completely to bypass Google Drive exceeded sharing quota. Thus you can download large files from Google Drive and can use it a free online shared drive. Now the problem for a shared file that you can’t download from Google Drive never creates any kind of worry to you.