Recently, I had a problem with sharing files from Google Drive. It’s the dreaded “Sorry, sharing is unavailable at this time. Please try again later.“
The usual troubleshooting of clearing my browser cache & cookies, trying it on Incognito, and even disabling extensions didn’t work. Tried doing it using Firefox but to no avail.
So I contacted the Google Support Team to report the issue and during troubleshooting, we managed to find a workaround:
- From the main screen of Google Drive, search for or navigate to the file or folder you want to share.
- Right-click on the item, click on Share and the Share dialog box should appear.
- Choose your preferred sharing settings then click Done.
I was told by the Google Support Team representative that this is a known bug and that they are currently working on a fix. Hopefully, it gets rolled out soon as this bug is really annoying.
Have you seen the same issue? If you have a different workaround, please share it in the comments below.