How to download Google Drive Videos without Permission

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This article is to help you download videos on Google Drive when blocked from downloading with IDM and hand-on. Google Drive is a cloud storage service that allows you to store and share your files online. It is free for personal use and offers storage of up to 15GB. You can upload or share your files with others by creating a file, sending a link to another user, or inviting them to view or edit a file.

There are many reasons why you may want to download a video from Google Drive, for example, you want to watch a Video offline, or you have a slow internet speed, or you have a limited data and want to save your data for other things. The easiest way to download Google Drive videos without permission (view-only video) will be revealed in this article

Download Google Drive videos with IDM

IDM (Internet Download Manager) is a download manager for Windows. This can be said to be software that any computer should have. It can help you manage downloads as well as help you with videos on some sites like YouTube, Drive, or even basic video viewing websites.

Step 1: To proceed with downloading videos in this way, you must first install this software on your computer. (Download here)

Step 2: Access the video you want to download and press play. Here you will see the icon of the IDM software appear.

Click on it and pick the file you wish to download. If for a single video you see numerous files, it is because the video quality has many distinct levels. You may pick the biggest size to get the greatest quality video.

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A new dialog box will display, and you should select “Start download.” So your video has been downloaded.

Method 2: download Google Drive Videos manually

For Mac computers or machines that do not have IDM software installed, I find this to be a reasonable solution. At first glance, it may seem complicated, but it’s actually very simple.

Step 1: Navigate to the video you want to download and press CTRL + Shift + I (for Windows) or Command + Option + I (for Mac).

Step 2: At the console interface, select the network tab. Then select the Media tab below.

Step 3: Click Play Video and then go to the Media tab, where you will see a file that is the video you want to download. Right-click and select “Open in a new tab.”

Step 4: Click on the 3-dot icon in the corner of the video and select Download. You choose where to save the video and you’re done.


In this post, I have shown you two techniques to assist you in downloading Google Drive videos without permission very easily. Good luck!

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