Getting the direct link to a file or folder

Modified on Thu, 21 Apr 2022 at 04:30 PM

To set up new assets in the Library, you will need to create a direct link to these assets. The direct link will then be used by each user's computer to pull the assets from the shared location. 


The way to get the direct link depends on the storage solution you are using.





For a file on a shared drive / local network

Saving the files on a shared drive is the solution we usually recommand, as it makes the integration in the Library very easy.

Place the file in the drive, and then just copy the full path to that file into the Path parameter. 


Example: H:\Tools\Power-user\PowerPoint templates\Assets.pptx




For a file saved on OneDrive or SharePoint


  • Right-click the file from OneDrive or SharePoint, hit "Share" or "Copy link". 
  • Copy the link.
  • In the admin portal, paste the link in the Path parameter.




For other file-sharing solutions

If the assets are in a folder which is synced on the machine of each user


Copy the full path to that file or folder (including the file name and extension). Paste it into the Path parameter in the portal, and use environment variables to make sure this path will correspond to the local path on each user's machine, as underlined in the example below.


Example: C:\Users\%USERNAME%\My-Storage_Solution\Power-user\PowerPoint templates\Assets.pptx




If the folder is not synced on the machine of each user 

When the assets are not synced on the users' machines, the path will take the form of a web url.

This solution works with shared templates, but cannot work for sharing libraries of icons and pictures.  




Power-user integrating library with file from Dropbox



Power-user integrating library with file from Dropbox

  • Right-click the file from Google Drive, and hit "Copy link" or "Share". 
  • You will get a url like this: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/xa8frVaCo/view?usp=sharing/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=107917002069511850866&rtpof=true&sd=true
  • Replace "presentation/d/" with "uc?export&id=" in the url, and remove everything after the file ID, like this: https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=xa8frVaCo
  • Paste the transformed link in the Path parameter.



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