In Scribd, If the uploader disabled the download option, you will not be able to download files for offline use and they can only be accessed online. How do you download locked or restricted files or documents from Scribd? There is a workaround using which you can get any locked files from any website. Previously we shared a way to download restricted Flickr Photos,
If you don’t know about Scribd, it is a best place to search for any e-books, Documents or presentations etc on a particular topic. it has a huge data base of Documents and files which are free to download and share. Know more about Scribd from this article..
You cannot download these files as they are locked. But using a simple virtual printer software, you can create PDF files out of online data by printing the online document in PDF format. Primo PDF is one best software to do this job. Get it here..
After you download and Install the software, go to the document you want to download and click on the Print option. In the resultant window, choose Primo PDF and then click Print. That’s it and you are done. You will get the file in the PDF format and you can use it as you want.
This trick can be useful for people who are not registered in Scribd and want to download files on the fly. If you encounter any problem downloading the document, get Microsoft XPF Document Viewer and select it instead of PDF and the .XXPF file can be converted into different formats using Zamzar.
Note: This trick is for educational purposes only. I don’t recommend or encourage any illegal activities.