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
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 😛
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
– 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:
We need this File ID only.
Now replace the FILE_ID in this url:
the final url looks like this:
So you have succefully created a direct download link from google drive! 😀
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
Make sure you set it public!
After that, click Create Link you will get link look like this:
download? Here’s what final link will look like:
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
Now copy the URL mine looks like :
-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:
Now remove everythging in red from the URL.
So the final URL becomes: