9/10/2014

How to create direct link for Google Drive Files


How to create direct link for Google Drive Files


Google Drive is the famous and most leading file hosting website provided by Google, Where you can upload and share every files i.e. software, music, PDF, documents, sheets etc. But, the problem is that, when we share file over google drive, then we don't get direct links.
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Now I have created  some commands where browser will force the drive to download the file irrespective of opening it.

1. Direct link for Files excluding Documents 

  *  First, Upload your files to google drive. For example purpose, I have already upload a file to google drive. So my file address is below,


  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B063yQrjZluBYzVjVHI2UzUwYzA/edit?usp=sharing


  *  Now, to make a direct link, You have to make some changes on the link. Like below,
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0B063yQrjZluBYzVjVHI2UzUwYzA


  Now, Your direct download link is ready. Just try both google drive file address one by one.


2. Direct link for Documents


 The number 1 tutorial works only for files but not with documents So, Follow the below tutorial to make a direct link of Google drive's Documents files. For example purpose, I have created an imaginary file id or address 

   *  When, You upload your documents to drive, then your documents address will be looks like below,
       
 https://docs.google.com/document/d/63yQrjZluBYzVjVHI2UzUw/edit?usp=sharing


   *  Now, to make a direct link, You have to make some changes on the link. Like below,

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/63yQrjZluBYzVjVHI2UzUw/export?format=pdf


   * Now, the above modified link is your direct link of your documents files

Goolge is the variety of many features . So,  you can download the documents in others extensions also such as 'doc', 'pdf', 'odt',  'Html', 'Text'  also.

So, How can you do this ?. You just replace pdf (at the end of link) from the above modified direct link with the extensions name like, 'doc', 'pdf', 'odt',  'html', 'text'.


For Example : 


   Your documents direct link is below, 


https://docs.google.com/document/d/63yQrjZluBYzVjVHI2UzUw/export?format=pdf

  Now, you have to change the files extensions name with the Pdf. If, I want to download my Documents as text, then address will be,

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/63yQrjZluBYzVjVHI2UzUw/export?format=text

If, I want to download my file as odt, then my direct link will be,

https://docs.google.com/document/d/63yQrjZluBYzVjVHI2UzUw/export?format=odt

If, I want to download my file as html, then my direct link will be, 

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/63yQrjZluBYzVjVHI2UzUw/export?format=html

Now, you have learned, how to make a direct link of Google drive files and documents. I hope, this tutorial will be helpful for You.

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