How to Download Documents From Scribd for Free - 3 Tricks

January 5, 2019 | Author: Aldrine Ching | Category: Scribd, Digital Technology, Digital & Social Media, Online Services, Technology
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Eve Ev eryone ryone is  is aware of Scribd, which which is the world’s largest digital library of all kinds of written books as PDF mostly. Scribd consists of nearly 40 million documents posted by their users. On Scribd, New and old authors publish or sell their works and readers can browse through the pages and nd the appropriate one for their needs. It is essentially a paid service and hence even if it lets you view a certain amount of documents for Free, you can’t download them unless you upgrade to a paid membership. With a small subscription rate, Scribd readers can view and read all such documents from their favorite platforms like Android, iOS, and Windows.

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With the free membership, you can view a limited number of documents in Scribd’s database. You need a Scribd downloader in order to get the les you want for free. In this blog post, you are going to learn how to download unlimited les from Scribd for free. You don’t even have to create an account with Scribd to download most of the documents with this simple trick explained here. Table of Contents

Download or view P PDF DF and DOC files from Scribd : Method 1. By Uploading Method :

We discovered a loophole in Scribd database which allows any user to view or download the les for free, without t even paying for the Subscription pack. Follow the instructions below to download or view a le for free. #Step1: Go to

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#Step2: Search document or page you want to view or download without paying to

Scribd and copy the URL of that page.

#Step3: Now login to Scribd account or simply sign up for a new account.

Alternatively, use the Facebook Login option. #Step4: After the signing up you will be asked for subscriptions if you are not a

monthly subscription. subscription. Just Skip it and get back to your account (important step). 

#Step6: Now Upload any type of document. For eg: create a new text document and

write anything on it and upload. #Step7: Give titles and description of the uploaded content (not required but if you

want to, you can) and Save it to continue.

#Step8: Now paste the URL you copied in #Step 2 in the address bar for downloading

that document. #Step9: You will see a download button, just click on it and your download will

start. You can notice here that the le once not download getting download easily. This is it. It is the simplest way that works most of the time. All you need to do is create an account to upload a le and then try to download the desired document. Watch this Video Explaining Upload Method

How to Download Any Document from Scribd for free

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Method 2. Using Greasemonkey script to download Scribd Documents Do cuments and Files :

This is another method that will let you download desired documents and les from Scribd for free. You don’t even have to log in using your Facebook account or Sign up for a new account or buy a paid membership, nor upload any document to Scribd. You  just need Mozilla Mozilla Firefox Web Web Browser for for this task. 1. Go to this link and download the Firefox Web Browser. 2. Then add Greasemonkey add-on  or Tampermonkey ( works on Google Chrome/Safari/UC Browser/Opera and Firefox) to your browser. Click download and it will install automatically. 3. Now download this user-script 4. and install it within Greasemonkey. 5. Finally, Go to any document you want to download from Scribd and click on download. This custom script will automatically bypass Scribd’s payment page and give you the option to download your document.

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Method 3.Easiest way to download documents from Scribd

1) Go to,, search for the document you want and open it. 2) Right-click

anywhere on the page and click view page source.

3) Search for access_key, once you nd it copy it to someplace. See the image above

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4) Get the document id of the documents that you want to download using this free Scribd downloader. See the image below for an example of what the document ID

looks like. 

5) Replace access_key and document id in this URL document_id=



And paste the modied URL into a new browser window.

6) Let the document load. Once it is completely loaded, click on the print button and

then save as pdf .

7) That’s it! The document will be downloaded as a pdf le to your computer. There are

a couple of more Scribd downloader methods  using which you can download from Scribd without paying them money.

Now that you know how to download les from Scribd for free , So go ahead and download whatever documents you like. If you face any problems in following this tutorial, tutorial, leave a comment below. Also Subscribe us for more such How to Tech Guides on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux below or Connect with us to stay updated for more Twitter.. on Facebook , Google+ and Twitter

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Jody October 8, 2017 at 7:05 pm

When I try to install your script in greasemonke greasemonkey, y, I get an error message….. Line: 9 Char: 1 Error: ‘Location’ is undened Code: 800A1391 Can you help?

Giguna October 13, 2017 at 8:32 pm

Method 1 worked for me. Thanks)

Mike October 15, 2017 at 3:24 pm

How do I install script on greasemonkey? Can somebody explain it to me, thanks!

Joshua Castillo October 18, 2017 at 6:24 am

Worked for me me too! Very helpful

Thank you so much. More power!!!

Anonymous October 20, 2017 at 8:04 pm

method 3 doesn’t work.It downloads a swf le for me which doesn’t work

usimple October 24, 2017 at 2:13 am

thx so much. it’s working

Anuj Kumar October 31, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Thanks Bro its Working

Hailemariam November 1, 2017 at 7:26 am

tried method 3. I downleaded the refox, installed greasemonkey, greasemonkey, and the user script. but, when i loaded the scribd document and clicked on download, it said “invalid document format”. can you help please. what could be missing?

ryan November 4, 2017 at 11:33 pm

thanks a lot

Oosman November 22, 2017 at 3:32 pm

Hey,, what do you use for the “What’s your reaction?” thingy? Hey

Darien December 2, 2017 at 8:11 am

Method 1 works ne for me. Thank you for sharing this great idea

Alessia December 20, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Method 3 didn’t work. I followed all the steps, but when I enter the url, it downloads a .swf le. Help please!


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