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Thursday, June 14, 2012

[FIX] Sorry, you have exceeded your sharing quota.

Many users report problems of trying to share google docs with other users and getting this error message, preventing them from sharing. It is especially common on new google accounts.

This is a spam countermeasure by google that has had some unfortunate layover into actual users. There is no way to simply remove the barrier. There are steps you can take though:


1. Ensure your account is activated and phone-verified.
2. Close out of the document and re-open it, try to share the document. (success!)


Alternatives:

1. It is suggested to wait 24 hours and try again.
2. Create a Google Group as an alternative
3. Complain on the Google Docs forum

5 comments:

I hate this error. Why ME!?!

Wait 24 hours?
What planet are they on? Shall I tell the boss I need a day off because I'm using Google? Paper was quicker! A carrier pigeon would be quicker!

I fixed this by verifying my phone number. No need to wait 24 hours or so.

same problem :( only way to get rid this error is to wait for 24hrs and then retry :/

Phone verification worked! Thanks so much!

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