Sunday, 28 September 2014

How to Share Google Drive Files

How to Share Google Drive Files

How to Share Google Drive Files

If you want to that someone download your Google Drive Shared File you have to do following steps so lets do this,

You shared a file and you want to make it downloadable you have to alter the shared link how lets see

1. Right click on file and select "Share"

Google Drive File Sharing

2. A new window like below will be open select "Advance"

Google Drive File Sharing Permission

3.  After opening this window select "Change"

Google Drive File Advance option

4. Now share this file as you like if you want to make it public so everyone can download on internet i recommend you select option "Public on the web" and select save then done.

Google Drive File Sharing As Public

5. Again right click on file and copy the link form "Copy Link" or right click on link and copy

Google Drive File Sharing Permission

6. Now paste you copied link into address bar and you are able to view shared file and you can not download or you shared with some he is also getting this view so we have to alter the link as i mentioned before

Now we have main point of this procedure so read carefully

We have shared file link like this

Now make it downloadable just change the above link like below code

 Here is code that we altered

 This highlighted code is called "File ID" 

Here is the code for you you just have to put your file code into the "file id" highlighted code and it will become downloadable id&export=download

If you still facing "Not Found 404" error please head to this post

Google Drive File 404 Showing Error Solved


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  2. When you work together with other people on one project in your Google Drive and you give them access to your data, it may become a huge security issue. Your colleagues can simply delete a file, not knowing that you still need it.
    But if you regularly back up your Google account with third-party applications, this should not be an issue for you as you will always be able to recover.
    I use Upsafe Google account backup tool. It allows you to backup 5Gb for free: