How to Generate Direct links of Google Drive, Dropbox files

You might have used Google drive, Dropbox or Onedrive to save your files and share them with your friends or public. Whenever you want to share some files, you will be given a URL Obviously, they are not direct links in the sense, those allow other users to visit one gateway page which contains a download link for any particular file. The user must use that to download files.

direct download link generator - Google drive, Dropbox, Onedrive
Some of us would want to share the direct links for the files, so that any user can initiate the download just by clicking that hyperlink. You could do that easily. You just need to edit the share URL to make this happen. To make things a lot easier, I have created a tool by which you can generate direct download links for your files in Google drive, Dropbox and Onedrive.

What you have to do is just copy the share URL of any file. Go to this page - Direct Download link generator for Google drive, Dropbox, Onedrive. Paste the share URL in the text box under "Enter Share link" and press Enter. Now, if you have entered a correct URL. A direct link would have been generated and selected. Press Ctrl + C to copy that URL. Just check the following image to know how it works.
direct link generation for a google drive file
First of all, you must know how to obtain the share URL of your files from one particular web-app. Just use below links.
Note: You can't create direct download URLs for the folders you have in Google drive and Onedrive. Instead, you can compress the folders as .rar or .zip archive and you can create direct URLs for those files.
  1. Google drive
  2. Dropbox
  3. Onedrive (aka Skydrive)

Google drive

Update: You can also generate direct links for all your Google drive files at once.

As Google has updated the user interface of Google drive recently, I'm going to give instructions to obtain the share links in the new interface. To get the new drive just click the wrench in the top right corner of drive window and select 'Experience the new drive'.
  1. Right click the file you want to create download link, then select share.
  2. Now, click on 'Copy link' or select and copy the link shown on the popup window.
  3. Go to the page mentioned above, and paste the link you have copied.
  4. Direct download link would be created without any problem.


Unlike Google drive & onedrive you can create direct URLs for folders too.
  1. Login to Dropbox.
  2. Hover over the file you want to share directly and click 'Share' and then click on 'Copy link...'
  3. Use the link copied to create download link.
Note: You can simply create direct URLs for your Dropbox files by changing the '0' into '1' in the share URL.


  1. Right click the file, for which you want to create download URL, then select share.
  2. Then, click on 'Get a link'.
  3. Under 'Choose an option' select 'Public'.
  4. Click on 'Create link'.
  5. Now, you will be given a link. Use that to create direct link.
That's all. How's my work???'