How to download protected google drive videos

Google is at the top priority for everyone when it comes to Cloud-based Storage Service. Google Drive gives you 15GB of free cloud storage space. But, this 15 GB is shared with Google Drive, Google Photos and also Gmail. Smart Google!

Google Drive was introduced to us on April 24, 2012. It allows users to store files on their servers and gives the option to share these files to others. Generally, people love to share large sized photos and videos through Google Drive. Sharing and downloading videos on Google Drive is very easy. But, only if it is not protected.

What is Protected Google Drive Videos?

Downloading Google Drive videos is laughably easy, but sadly this is not the same case with protected Google Drive Videos. Google offers the ability to the owner of the shared file to make certain changes as in locking the crucial functions like downloading, printing, and copying.

What is Protected Google Drive Videos?

If you got a Google Drive video file from your friend, which has only permitted to “View Only” access, you could still download it. But afterward, if the owner changes the Advanced setting and enables/checks the “Disable options to download, print, and copy for commenters and viewers” box, you will be restricted to download the video.

You can see in the picture, the file owner has the permission to disable these options even while creating the shareable G Drive link. There is no way out you can download such files because restricted videos don’t have the download button on it. But the good news is:

It is feasible to download protected Google Drive videos, however, not with the usual method, but with an easy hack, which is mentioned below.

How To Download Protected Google Drive Videos?

Step 1. First of all, you will be required to download Mozilla Firefox on your PC

Step 2. Install Mozilla Firefox and do the initial setup of the browser.

Step 3. Next, install the Video DownloadHelper add-on to your Firefox.

Video DownloadHelper
Video DownloadHelper
Developer: mig
Price: Free

Step 4. Now, copy the Google Drive link and paste it in the address bar and hit Enter.

Step 5. After that, tap on the add-on icon at the top-right corner of the window, and you will see a download button. Click on it.

How to use video downloadhelper

Step 6. Select the location where you want to save the file on your computer and you are done downloading the protected Google Drive video.



I hope the above mentioned steps help you to download protected google drive videos. It is pretty easy but if still, you have any questions or if you get stuck at any point of time, you can comment down below and we will help you out.

1. How to upload video to google drive?

Step 1. Open Google Drive
Step 2. Select the “+” or “+ New” Sign
Step 3. Select “Upload” or “File Upload”
Step 4. Select the video file you want to upload

2. How long does it take for google drive to process a video?

Generally, it depends on the size of the video and your Internet connection. For a 2 GB video, it will take 1 hour for the upload and around 20 minutes for processing.

3. How to share a video on google drive?

Step 1. Open Google Drive
Step 2. Select the video you want to share. (Right click on the video in PC. For mobile, Click on the 3 dotted option icon on the upright corner of the video)
Step 3. Click on “Share”
Step 4. Add the email address of the person you want to share it with and Select Done.

4. How to embed a google drive video?

Step 1. Open
Step 2. Login with your details and Select the video you want to embed.
Step 3. Double click on the video to open it.
Step 4. Select the 3 dotted option from the upright corner and Select “Open in New Window”
Step 5. Now, in this window again Select the 3 dotted option from the upright corner and Select “Embed item..”
Step 6. It will give you the embed code.

5. What video format does google drive support?

Google Drive support .WEBM, .MPEG4, .3GPP, .MOV, .AVI, .MPEG, .MPEGPS, .WMV, .FLV, .OGG video formats.

6. How to use video downloadhelper?

After installation of video downloadhelper there will be an extension at the upright corner of the browser. Whenever you want to download a video, you visit that page and click on the video downloadhelper extension and select the location where you want to save the video.

7. Where does video downloadhelper save files?

Every time you download a video, video downloadhelper will ask you to select a location where you want to save your video. You can also click Ctrl+j to open the downloads page and search for the downloaded video.

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