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Generate direct download link from googledrive, onedrive & copy.com


This post will be really helpful for those who are struggling to find a filehost that provide direct download links or hotlinks.

I will be telling you the secret on how to generate direct download links from

1. Google Drive

2. Microsoft OneDrive

3. Copy.com

I myself use the trick to serve links on my website and I prefer copy.com the most as it’s the best for hotlinks.

So lets get started, all you need is some free time and internet 😛

1.Google Drive

Google drive is the best personal storage service as it comes from a big name “Google” nothing more is required to explain about it!

It provides 15 GB for free.

– Upload your file and after uploading is complete, right click on it -> Share

 

gdrive1

 

– After you have copied the url, the main work start’s.

– Notice the url in the image, after https://drive.google.com/file/d/ and before /edit?usp=sharing there is a unique file id mine is:

0B4pXonK4DQR5cFI0N3lHa2pSNEU

We need this File ID only.

Now replace the FILE_ID in this url:

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

the final url looks like this:

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0B4pXonK4DQR5cFI0N3lHa2pSNEU

So you have succefully created a direct download link from google drive! 😀


2.Microsoft OneDrive

Another great personal storage service which is by Microsoft and offers 7GB free storage.

-Upload your file to onedrive and after uploading is complete right click on file-> Share

get-linkONEDRIVE

 

Make sure you set it public!

After that, click Create Link you will get link look like this:

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=E61579C74A54100D%21166

Replace redir? with download? Here’s what final link will look like:

https://onedrive.live.com/download?resid=E61579C74A54100D%21166

3.Copy.com

The reason why I use Copy.com instead of above 2 services is that the final links created with my trick will make a redirect. The download will start after a little time of redirecting so it’s not instantaneous.

To start download form link immediately as we click on the link I use copy.com links.They are the best!

Copy.com provides free 15GB of storage space and that is enough!

-Upload your file, after uploading is done, right click on file-> Share

copylink

 

Now copy the URL mine looks like :

https://copy.com/TOQYaOLGfQqY

-We are not done yet, now paste this url in new browser tab and click enter.

-After the page loads completely, copy the url, forget about the previous URL we copied , we don’t need it now.

So the URL now is:

https://www.copy.com/s/TOQYaOLGfQqY/Alienware%20Eclipse%20Icons.zip

Now remove everythging in red from the URL.
So the final URL becomes:

http://copy.com/TOQYaOLGfQqY/Alienware%20Eclipse%20Icons.zip
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