This blog is mainly for me, a way of remembering things I've done; when I couldn't find an answer on Google, I wrote about it here. Hopefully, other people may find it helpful too.
Direct Download link from Google Drive

Sharing files with Google Drive can be very convenient

, but the link that google generates, something like this:

will just open the file for preview with the browser. To generate a link for download, use this link format instead:

And change the part after id= to match the link that Google provides.

Similarly you can do the same thing for Dropbox, just add ?dl=1 to the end of the url that Dropbox provide.

Last modified on 2012-08-04