Google Drive Direct Link Generator


This tool allows you to generate a direct download link to files you have stored in Google Drive. A direct link will immediately start downloading the file, rather than opening a preview of the file in Google Drive.


Site by mogzol, updated Aug 31, 2023

How to Get Your Sharing URL

Step 1: Go to Google Drive and right click the file that you want to share, then click on "Share"

Step 2: In the window that comes up, change the access to "Anyone with the link"

Step 3: Click "Copy link"

Step 4: Paste that link into the text box above and click "Create Direct Link" to create your link. Enjoy!

How Does it Work?

This site takes your sharing URL, which is a URL that looks something like this:

And it extracts the file ID, the part between /d/ and /view, and puts it into a new URL which looks like this:

And that's it! The new URL format causes Google Drive to serve the file directly as a download, instead of opening a preview. You can do this conversion yourself manually if you want to, this site just makes it a little bit easier. The conversion happens entirely in your browser, your sharing URL is never sent or stored anywhere.