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Upload from URL in Google Docs

Googe Docs used to have a feature that let you upload files by URL. After some silent update it vanished. However, it was only removed from the GUI, you can indeed still upload a file from an URL. To do so, go to the file upload page (currently at, choose select files to upload and then in the file name box simply paste the document URL.
Source: Google Docs Help – upload from url feature is no more?

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  1. A says

    this works and is an awesome psuedo hack!!!

  2. patheticcockroach says

    Actually, as far as I remember they fixed this a while ago: this used to generate a “real” upload from URL, but now it just all happens on your computer’s side: when you paste a URL in the file selection window, your browser (or maybe that’s the OS, actually) downloads it to a temporary folder and then uploads it back. It still saves some time, though, but not as much as it used to.

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