Steps to bypass Google Drive download limit for shared files:
- Sign in to Google Drive account after opening the file link.
- Replace the “uc” with “open” in the file URL.
- Reload the page and bypass download limit.
- Click the Add to My Drive icon.
- Select the same option again to confirm.
- Open your Google Drive account and right-click on the added file.
- Select Make a copy option from the context menu.
- Select the Download option to download the file to your PC.
It will make a copy of the file in your Google Drive storage, and then, you can download the file from your account to your PC. Now, let’s delve into the steps in detail so that you can comprehend them from top to bottom.
At first, you need to sign in to your Google Drive account in your browser and open the file link that you want to download. The default file URL should look something like this-
You need to replace the “uc” with “open” in the file URL. It will give you more options. However, the URL depends on the file you are about to download. In case, you are getting an “open” text in the URL, there is no need to make any change.
Once, you reload the page in your browser, it will show you a preview of the file with some options on the top. From there, click the “Add to My Drive” icon, which looks like a Google Drive logo.
Now, you should find the file in the root directory of your Google Drive storage. Although it is linked to your Google Drive account, it is still not saved in your storage. For that, right-click on the file, and select the “Make a copy” option in the context menu.
There is another option called “Download,” which lets you download the file to your local storage or computer.
After doing the last step, you would be able to access the file separately. For your information, these steps will also allow you to download large files from Google Drive when the Google Drive download limit is exceeded.