How To Create Direct Link To Google Drive Hosted Files

The Google Docs Web Viewer is Superb Online Software, Which can Render all Types of popular Formats included Photoshop & Autocad Drawings. You just need to Upload Virtual types of Files to Google Drive which allows About 15.5 GB Space on one Email Address. You can Easily share your Uploaded Files to People. This is Superb Feature given by Google Drive to Public, But sometime people want to download things direct from link without opening the File in Browser. In google drive, there such no option to Direct file download by URl. But the good News Is You Can just download files by just little bit Modification in URL Format.

How to Create Direct link to Avoid web Viewer

You just have to slightly change to the original generated URL. Drive Doesn’t allow you to “Direct download” the Uploaded File. Google Drive Hosted file has separate link to share with other people. The Url Looks Like Below.

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

When Someone go through this link, It will Show the file data in browser, But if you slightly made some changes in This Url & then Someone Go through the Modified Url, That will Automatically Download the File to the Computer. The Modified Url Format would be Like Below;

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=FILE_ID

You just have to make sure to Change the “FILE_ID” section With the original Url’s “file Id”. Lets go through a Live Example; Here is a Image File “Facebook Image” hosted on google drive & can be open on Browser & Here is the Modified File Url “Facebook Image With Modified Url” That will Automatically Download the File to Desktop.

How to Create Direct Download Link to Docs in Google Drive

In this trick The Modified Url Format is little Different from Above One.

Google Document : The URL Would be like this below, When you share Google Drive Url to Someone.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/FILE_ID/edit?usp=sharing

Note : You can download Above Google Doc file In Different Formats, Like; In Doc format Itself, PDF Format, TXT Format, Html format & Odt Format. The Modified Link to download the file in Different format would be Different. Lets Try this Trick Below…

To Download Google Doc to Doc Format (.docx) Itself : The Modified Url Would Be;

https://docs.google.com/document/d/FILE_ID/export?format=doc

To Download Google Doc to PDF Format: The Modified Url Would Be;

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

To Download Google Doc to TXT Format: The Modified Url Would Be;

https://docs.google.com/document/d/FILE_ID/export?format=txt

To Download Google Doc to HTML Format: The Modified Url Would Be;

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

To Download Google Doc to ODT Format: The Modified Url Would Be;

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

Above All the Modified URL will Download the Same Doc file in Different Format. Keep Replace the “FILE_ID” with original (URL) file’s Id.

Create Direct Download Link To Google Presentation File

In google Presentation you’ve the Simplest way to direct download the PPT file to Desktop. The Google Presentation original Url Is Like below.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/FILE_ID/edit?usp=sharing

You can Download This PPT file in Two Formats by Using Modified Url Method. The First on Is “PPT” Format itself & the Second One is “PDF” format.

To Download Google Presentation (PPT) to PPT Format Itself: The Modified Url Would Be;

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/FILE_ID/export/pptx

To Download Google Presentation (PPT) to PDF Format: The Modified Url Would Be;

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/FILE_ID/export/pdf

Above Both the Modified URL will Download the Same PPT file in Different Format. Keep Replace the “FILE_ID” with original (URL) file’s Id.

Create Direct Download Link To Google Spreadsheet File

The Original Google Spreadsheet can be Download or Access easily. But you need make the file “Public” first or Anyone with link. The original URL of google spreadsheet would be like below.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/FILE_ID/edit?usp=sharing

In google Spreadsheet you’ve the way to direct download the Spreadsheet file to Desktop in Two Formats. The First One is XLSX & the Other One is PDF.

To Download Google Spreadsheet to Xlsx Format Itself: The Modified Url Would Be;

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/FILE_ID/export?format=xlsx

To Download Google Spreadsheet to PDF Format: The Modified Url Would Be;

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/FILE_ID/export?format=pdf

Above Both the Modified URL will Download the Same Google Spreadsheet file in Different Format. Keep Replace the “FILE_ID” with original (URL) file’s Id.

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