Ever needed a direct link to a file on Google Drive? Want to directly download the file bypassing the View/Edit screen?

  1. Share the file and get the link.
  2. Take note of the identifier between /d/ and /view.
  3. Change url to call export function with the identifier.

From:

  • https://drive.google.com/file/d/IDENTIFIER/view?usp=sharing

To:

  • https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=IDENTIFIER

Done!