To take control of a file in Google Drive (and for it to come out of your quota) the person owning the file must press the Share icon (person) and
Notice the 2 users here are gmail, not a custom google workspace domain
You can’t transfer files from a workspace domain eg
email@example.com to non workspace eg
Files can only be transferred within the workspace domain.
Sorry, sharing is unavailable at this time
When doing multiple files I got this error. What fixed it for me was turning off my
uBlock origin ad blocker in Chrome.
I found that a screenful of files worked and any more could be problematic and slow.
owner:me and transferring to another user.
Google drive filtering is very powerful - there is a pop up icon, or you can put in commands in the search box eg:
# only this user owner:firstname.lastname@example.org # only this user owner:email@example.com # not this user and not this other user -owner:firstname.lastname@example.org -owner:email@example.com
Sorry, you have exceeded your sharing quota
On the receiving users end they got this message after around 50 files received.
Wait 24hs to see what happens. After a few days I was able to transfer 600 files to a new ownership.
If possible another way is to simply login as that target user on your machine with Google Drive then use a tool like Beyond Compare to transfer files
Use Google Drive desktop for drive mappings then
.shortcut-targets-by-id in Beyond Compare to get left and right side setup.
I filter by Orphaned Files (ie ones which are only on 1 side) then
Ctrl L to copy to the left had side.