On September 13, Google is going to start requiring longer URLs to access many Google Drive files, breaking links to public files across the web unless users opt out! Because of this, Archive Team has launched a project to archive as many publicly-available Google Drive files as possible and make them accessible on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. (Note that video files are not included at this time due to their size.)
You can help! Simply follow the steps to download and run an Archive Team Warrior, and then select the Google Drive project. (You can also run the project using a Docker container using
atdr.meo.ws/archiveteam/google-drive-grab as the image address.)
Additionally, people with lists of public Google Drive file URLs are encouraged to share them so they can be archived.
In order to stay up-to-date with the project and be reachable in case of an issue, project contributors are encouraged to connect and stay connected to the project discussion channel, #googlecrash on irc.hackint.org, also available through webchat.