Google Drive Downloader
A simple tool to convert shareable links into downloadable links
Google drive shareable link example
About this app:
The Google Drive Downloader is an online free tool that allows you to generate a direct download link to files you have stored in Google Drive. A direct link will immediately initiate the download, rather than opening a preview of the file in the browser.
How to download:
Step 1: Go to Google Drive.
Step 2: Make sure that the "General access" option is set to "Anyone with the link".
Step 3: Right-click the file that you want to share. Then click on "Get link".
Step 4: Click on the "Copy link" button to retrieve the shareable link.
Step 5: Paste the link in the input box and click "Submit" to generate the download link.
Step 6: Click on the "Download" button to start downloading.
Step 7: Click on the icon to copy the download link to the clipboard.
Step 8: Enjoy!
- This tool only works for files that have the visibility set to "Anyone with the link." If it is set to "Restricted", then only users who are logged in and have been granted access can download the file (which probably defeats the purpose).
- You can only download files that are uploaded to Google Drive. Google documents Docs/Sheets/Slides created inside Google Drive cannot be downloaded.
- For large files, the direct link may first open a page saying that "Only files smaller than 100 MB can be scanned for viruses." That page will have a button to download the file.