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Google Drive: Download an Entire Folder

Google Drive: Download an Entire Folder


Google Drive allows you to download the entire contents of a folder. The downloaded files are converted from Google Documents into Office documents. Google Drawings are downloaded as JPEG images.


Breadcrumbs are links at the top of a webpage that show you the path you traveled to get to the page you are on. In Google Drive as you open folders that are nested within other folders you will notice the breadcrumbs displayed across the top. Clicking on any of the breadcrumbs will take you back to that folder.



On the last folder in the breadcrumb list is a drop down arrow. Click on this to reveal options for that folder. Down the list is the option to “Download.” This will download everything in that folder to your computer in a zip file.

Dot Dot Dot

The above method works when you are already in the folder. Alternatively if you click on the folder one time in Google Drive you can use the triple dots icon in the toolbar to download the folder.
Download folder

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