Dropbox Direct Link

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Update (July 16th, 2020): Tired of using this tool? Within seconds you can generate direct links for the files inside chosen Google drive folders. Try Drive Explorer add-on. After installing, on Google Drive, select one or more folders/files, right-click then select Open with → Drive Explorer. A webpage will be opened with links like the image below.


Direct download from dropbox

Update: This tool was updated to work with all Google drive links. (i.e) Documents, Spreadsheets & Presentations. All type of Google documents will be downloaded in PDF format, However, you can change this behaviour. Just alter the download link according to the instructions below:

This is the important part! The URL portion at the end of your link will say “dl=0” as default. You need to make a manual change and replace this with “dl=1” instead of “dl=0”. This small manual operation enables an automatic direct download link, rather than just viewing the link. It shares your Dropbox file and makes it compatible to be opened in FileLinked. How to create direct links with this tool? First you must obtain the share URL. Here is the guide to obtain Share link. Paste that link in the 'Enter Share link' textbox. Then, press Enter or click Generate. Press Ctrl + C to copy the direct link to your clipboard. Your Dropbox Request link is “unlisted” meaning anyone can access your file upload form if they know the URL. Also, when uploading files, the uploader would have to write their name and email address in the upload form but these are not verified so the upload will happen even if they enter fake information. Getting a direct link in Dropbox also requires a simple trick. Like with other image hosting services, start with uploading your image. Drag & drop your image or click Upload Files and choose the image from your hard drive. Once you upload the image, click the Share button located next to the picture. A share link with 'dl' at the beginning and '?dl=1' at the end will force your browser to download the file. Examples using an animated GIF file: https://dl.dropbox.com/s/0skuwdlhg6q4fol/History%20of%20GIF.gif?dl=1.


From format=pdf, for doc change it to Dropbox Direct Linkformat=doc, for xlsx, format=xlsx, for pptx, change it to format=pptx.Direct

How to create direct links with this tool?

  1. First you must obtain the share URL.
  2. Here is the guide to obtain Share link.
  3. Paste that link in the 'Enter Share link' textbox.
  4. Then, press Enter or click Generate.
  5. Press Ctrl + C to copy the direct link to your clipboard.
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How to use this tool offline?

  • You can save this page by pressing Ctrl + S and use it whenever you need.
  • This tool will work only for Google Drive and Dropbox links.