Fix Google Drive Quota Exceeded Error

How To Fix Google Drive Quota Exceeded Error [Working Method]

Updated on May 5, 2023

Undoubtedly, google drive is the best free cloud storage service by which we can share any file to friends, staff, or even with strangers. We just need to upload files to google drive, copy the link, and share it with anyone whom we want to share files.

If you are using google drive for a while, then you may definitely face a problem where you get a message that says, “Sorry, you can’t view or download this file at this time.”

The reason behind this is quite simple. Mostly, this error occurs when too many users download a file from the download link.

So, today, I am gonna give you a step-by-step tutorial on how can you Fix Google Drive Download Quota Exceed Error. I am writing this tutorial from a newbie perspective so that anyone could easily understand it.


What Is Google Drive

Google Drive is a cloud file storage and synchronizes service where the user can upload any files and later access it from other devices with the help of synchronization.

It is a free cloud storage service offered by Google, where you get 15GB of space for uploading your files.

You can upload any files on google drive, like movies, music, software, or even android application. If you are an old thinkkers visitors, then you may know that most of the android application that I shared, are hosted on google drive.

But as we know, if too many users download a specific file, then google drive shows “download quota exceeded error.” Sometimes it gets solved automatically, but maximum time, it won’t.

How To Fix Google Drive Quota Exceed Error

Google Drive Download Quota Exceed Error

If the Quota Exceed Error problem didn’t solve automatically, then you can follow the below steps to solve that issue. For better understanding, I am adding a screenshot of each step so that you don’t get irritated while finding the correct options.

Step 1: First of all, open your download file URL where you are facing the issue.

Step 2: Now, go to the URL section and remove ‘export=download’ from the URL.

remove string from url

Step 3: After that, replace ‘uc’ to ‘open’ as shown below and hit enter.

remove uc from google drive link
  • The first URL will be like
add open to url
  • Edited URL will look like

Step 4: Click on the ‘Add To My Drive’ button present in the top right corner. This will add the file to your google drive account that you currently logged in with.

Click add to my drive button

Step 5: Now, open your google drive. Here, you will see a file that you recently added using the ‘Add To My Drive’ option.

Step 6: Right-click on the file and ‘Make A Copy’ of it. This will make a secondary copy in your google drive like ‘copy-filename.’

Click on make a copy button

Step 7: Now, right-click on ‘copy-filename’ and download it using the ‘Download’ option.

click on download button

You can download any file using the above steps.

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Google Drive Download Quota Exceeded Fixed

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Why Is Google Drive Better Than Other Cloud Storage?

So now, you may have a question that even after Quota Exceed Error, why most of the developer uses google drive to share files. Well, the simple answer is because google drive is free to use.

Yes, you read it right. Google drive is the only cloud storage that provides 15GB of uploading space without any advertisement and other popups.

Also, if you are a student and having a .edu email, then you can get unlimited google drive space where you can upload unlimited files without any limitation.

There are several other free cloud storage available in the market, but they are filled with ads. That means, when you upload a file on that server and share a link to your friends, then your friends need to complete a specific task to get the actual download link.

On google drive, you can download your file in just one click. Without any ads and without completing any task. 😀

Wrapping It Up

So, that’s it, guys. I hope you got the working solution to Fix Google Drive Download Quota Exceed Error. You can use the above steps to bypass google drive quota exceeded issue for any type of file.

If you like our today’s tutorial, then don’t forget to share it with your friends. Also, if you have any queries, then comment down. I would love to solve all of your problems. 😉