Tuesday, October 26, 2021

2021 Pro Tip : Convert OneDrive Share Link to Download Link

Here's how to convert OneDrive Share Link to a instant download link. This follows from my original post in 2014 when I first discovered this trick.


  1. Click on desired file and click Share (at Top) to reveal Copy link button. Click. 



  2. This will reveal Microsoft shortened URL to the file. Copy.



  3. Goto https://unshorten.me/ or similar service and paste link e.g.
    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsRPggdGwZFcjWhqmIY9K_tzLnQI?e=1o1vOQ
    to get expanded URL.




  4. Copy destination URL and change /redir? to /download?

    For example, 

    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=5C91C14607824FC4!1768&authkey=!AGqYhj0r-3MudAg&e=1o1vOQ

    to 

    https://onedrive.live.com/download?resid=5C91C14607824FC4!1768&authkey=!AGqYhj0r-3MudAg&e=1o1vOQ


  5. Use this link for an instant direct download of the shared file. This buy passes the preview pane in OneDrive.com. Done.




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