The first step is to save your resource to Google Drive. I have many files in my Google Drive, so I have created a folder that is reserved only for the files I plan to share.
When you share a file electronically in Google Drive, know that you have options about who you are sharing with. For my purposes, I choose to share with anyone who has the link. That means not everyone has access, unless I want them to!
Once that's done, you'll be given the link that others will use to access your resource:
Once you have this link you will need to open Notepad or a word processing document so you have somewhere to copy and paste.
Copy and paste the file URL to your work area. It will look something like this:
The next part is the most important! Paste this string into your work area:
It is this piece that creates the auto download.
Next, go back to the shared URL and copy the file ID. It is the long string of numbers and letters that looks like this:
You are going to take that string of characters and paste it to the end of the highlighted URL above, right after the = sign.
That should do it!! Copy the entire address and paste it into your browser's address bar to test it out. You should see your file begin to download automatically!
I'd love to hear how this works for you! Please leave me a message to let me know how you'll use this, or ask for help if you need it!
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