Google Drive Direct Link Generator

This useful tool is provided to help you in instantly generate download links for Google Drive files. The generated direct download link begins downloading the file instantly, rather than viewing a Google Drive link and then clicking to download the file.

How To Use Google Drive Direct Link Generator 

Step 1: Get The Google Drive Share Link

Go to your Google Drive and right-click the file you wish to share, then click on "Share".

Step 2: Change Google Account Permissions

A window will appear. Now change the visibility to "Anyone with the link". This means that anyone that receives this link can view and download the files.

NOTE: Ensure the file's visibility in Google Drive is set to "Anyone with the link". If it is set to "Restricted" then only people who are logged in to Google and have been granted access to the file will be able to open the direct download link.

Step 3: Get a Shareable Link

Click "Copy link" to save it to your clipboard.

Step 4: Use Our Google Drive Download Link Generator

Paste the link into the text box and click "Generate".

Step 5: Share Your Direct Download Link

You’ve gotten your direct download link. It’s time to share it. Just highlight the link, copy it to your clipboard, and share it where you wish. 

Tip: If your file is large (say, a video), the direct link might open a webpage with a prompt that the file is too large for Google to scan for viruses. You can avoid this by applying for a Google Drive API key, but it’s not strictly necessary. This page will still include a button to download the file.