How to Bypass Google Drive Download Limit for Shared Files

Undoubtedly, Google Drive is one of the best cloud store services out there that comes with a lot of free memory for free users. An important use of Google Drive is, it has a file sharing feature which lets you share any files and folders with anyone. Google has included a functional restriction to Google drive file sharing, which prevents any file from being downloaded. You will be presented with an alert message if there will be too many activities (like views and downloads) for a particular shared link. The download limit for Google drive file sharing mostly affects Google Apps for business users. Here you can view the limits on sharing files and folders with a broader audience. This article is especially for them, who wants to bypass Google Drive download limit for shared files.

Fix Google Drive Download Limit

Here is how to fix to google drive download limit, and get any file even it shows the above message while downloading. There is no need to use any extension or software since the inbuilt options of Google Drive let users do the same.

At first, you will be presented with a sign-in option. Just sign-in to Google drive and you will see an Add to Drive option there.


When you click “Add to Drive” option, the file will be added to your Google drive in-a-moment. Then “Open in Drive” option will be available there at the right-upper corner.


Select “Open in Drive” and it will open your Google Drive locker and you will see the entire folder there which contains the actual file.

Now, right click on file and select “Make a Copy” option.


Next, you will navigate to the root directory of your Google drive by selecting “My Drive” option.

There you will find a copy of the original file/folder.


Right-click on it and choose “Download” and then the file download will be started.

Hope, the above article will be too much helpful to you while downloading any necessary shared files from any Google Drive link.

Google Drive is a cloud storage application that lets you save files, web pages, images and web contents. Also, you can use Google Drive as a file sync app which can be used to sync files and folders across all your Windows computer, Mac and Android phone. With Google Drive, one can zip and unzip any folder online.

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  1. cheatcode F says:

    thank you so much this just about saved my life! It worked just as the article said it would!

  2. Dotnex says:

    many thanks,

  3. Altair Ibn Lahaad says:

    This is one of the most brilliant and simplest methods I read today. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Carol G says:

    It works, but the subtitles didn’t copy over. Any suggestions?

  5. EB says:

    If the files shared with you are ALREADY a copy how can you bypass that?

  6. Deep Dave says:

    Superb, Worked very well…

  7. FAHAD says:

    Nice work

  8. Ankit says:

    Thanks, Great tricks. However, do you know any way to increase the bandwidth of downloading from google drive?

  9. Flo says:

    completely useless solution since it is worthless for anybody who wants to download the files but does NOT have a google drive account or enough space there.

    Or did I miss something????

  10. test says:

    I don’t see this option at all – signed in.. signed out – different accounts – no option for adding to drive

  11. Wroxtar says:

    Not useful for files larger than 15 GB. Any other solution for such files?

  12. Applemax says:

    Excellent. Worked perfectly. Thank you for the tip!

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