Fix Google Drive: Sorry, you can’t view or download this file error

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If too many users view or download a file, it may be locked for a 24 hour period before the quota is reset. The period that a file is locked may be shorter according to Google. And you will get a message like this “sorry, you can’t view or download this file at this time is an error message that you may get when you try to download files on Google Drive.”

To bypass this Google Drive’s 24 hours limit follow the steps above.

  1. Make new tab to your browser and login your google drive or Google mail account
  2. The file you want to download, in the address bar locate for the word uc?and replace with open? or  the original download link of the file on the top left of your browser, hover the google drive+ icon besides the arrow down download icon and you will see a Add to My Drive and click it to save/add the file to your google drive account.
  3. Again click the Google Drive icon and click My Drive and new tab will be open. Located the file you add will ago and right click the file and click Make a copy.
  4. Now locate the file starts with Copy of and download.



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