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I want to copy a link in Google without opening that link and without the "Google stuff".

Copy Link in Google

When I use my browser by right-clicking the link and selecting Copy Link Location, it copies a very long link because of the Google stuff.

http://www.google.com.ph/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CBwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdownload.microsoft.com%2Fdownload%2FC%2F0%2FA%2FC0AEF0CC-B969-406D-989A-4CDAFDBB3F3C%2FWin8_UXG_RTM.pdf&ei=1bWHULCyEZGQiQfl_IGIDA&usg=AFQjCNEtK1uai68ZKixTovFm2bwe7C9LGg&sig2=cPFFl4ARTTr7xHTHcr5k8A

I just want the download.microsoft.com/.../C/0/A/.../Win8_UXG_RTM.pdf URL, but I can't see it in my browser even after opening the site with Google.

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Simple. Take the url param of the google redirector link (copy link in the browser and paste it to any text editor), it's a string after url= and before first & symbol (bolded out):

http://www.google.com.ph/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CBwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdownload.microsoft.com%2Fdownload%2FC%2F0%2FA%2FC0AEF0CC-B969-406D-989A-4CDAFDBB3F3C%2FWin8_UXG_RTM.pdf&ei=1bWHULCyEZGQiQfl_IGIDA&usg=AFQjCNEtK1uai68ZKixTovFm2bwe7C9LGg&sig2=cPFFl4ARTTr7xHTHcr5k8A

http%3A%2F%2Fdownload.microsoft.com%2Fdownload%2FC%2F0%2FA%2FC0AEF0CC-B969-406D-989A-4CDAFDBB3F3C%2FWin8_UXG_RTM.pdf is a URL-encoded URI.

You can use this to decode it to http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/0/A/C0AEF0CC-B969-406D-989A-4CDAFDBB3F3C/Win8_UXG_RTM.pdf

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For this one online tool is available see here

just paste the long url and it will give the normal url

For more detail you can refer this link

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  • Brilliant solution, similar to Petr Abdulins solution but wrapped up in a tool for you! – leinad13 Dec 8 '15 at 17:30

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