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
2. Direct link for Documents
* When, You upload your documents to drive, then your documents address will be looks like below,
* 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,
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,
If, I want to download my file as odt, then my direct link will be,
If, I want to download my file as html, then my direct link will be,
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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