I'm looking for a web app which I can use to store some binary files of around 20MB each. They are around maybe 200MB in total size. There should be a direct-download link. Since I'm going to have to download the binary files from within some unit tests.

Some repositories have been using such platforms to store files with direct-download link:


I researched but I couldn't find a free storage service with direct-download link feature. Does anybody know such a service?

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    As we recommend software, and not hosting services or service providers (see e.g. Are questions for service providers welcome at our site? and Are hosting recommendation requests on-topic?) I assume you're looking for a software to self-host. What you describe should e.g. be possible with Nextcloud. Several providers even offer to run that for you (incomplete list here).
    – Izzy
    Dec 24, 2021 at 10:40
  • @Izzy Thanks for your help. I tried a Nextcloud provider, but I had problems with direct-download for some reason. I'm not sure, maybe I was doing something wrong.
    – Megidd
    Dec 25, 2021 at 9:47
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    I've never investigated that – I just know one can share direct links. Those few I got in the past indeed required opening the webpage and clicking another link, which I always found strange but never investigated (maybe using that second link to start with would work).
    – Izzy
    Dec 25, 2021 at 11:28

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Finally, I used Google Drive with its direct download parameters:


Google Drive file ID is inside the shareable link when you share a file publicly. E.g. file ID would be something like 1lWCDMGcu2kCRZZMAnl1lJMB_QNirWUcl.

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