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November 18, 2015

Download Files Direct from Google-Drive instead of opening

Do you want to bypass the inbuilt Google Docs Viewer and force the web browser to download the file directly instead of opening it?

Here is the solution,

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Step By Step Guide:

Download Files Directly From Google-Drive:


Step 1: Open the link/URL of the document hosted on Google Drive.

Step 2: Check the address bar of the browser (URL) and copy the 'Document ID'.

Document ID Shown in the image below:

Get Google-Document ID, Pic 1

The Blue part is the Document ID, just copy that ID from the URL.

Step 3: Now use this URL, given below:

https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&id=Your ID

Step 4: Replace "Your ID" with the "Copied Document ID".

Step 5: Now you have a new URL, copy-paste that new URL into the address bar of your web browser, and press ENTER.

You are done, your Download is ready.


Demo for Downloading Files Direct from Google-Drive instead of opening them: 


Step 1: Demo Link/URL of a document hosted on Google Drive:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4eGdfKlW6dUWXpaLXhSQVFNdHc/view?usp=sharing

Step 2: Copy the Document ID from this link, which is "0B4eGdfKlW6dUWXpaLXhSQVFNdHc"

Step 3: Use the below given URL/link:

https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&id=Your ID

Step 4: Now replace "Your ID" With the "Copied Document ID".

Step 5: Now you have a new URL:

https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0B4eGdfKlW6dUWXpaLXhSQVFNdHc

Just copy the new URL/link and paste it into the address bar of your web browser, and press Enter.


You are done, your Download is ready.


Hope, I have explained clearly.

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