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How to Download Files and Folders from Google Drive

Downloading files and folders from Google Drive is an easy task and here's how you can do it on PC and Android:

PC

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    Go to Google Drive.
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    If you want to download an item, then you need to select the item first. And, you can select an item by clicking it.
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    If you want to download multiple items, then you need to select the items first. To select multiple items - click on an item you want to download. Now, press "Ctrl" key and then click on all the remaining items you wish to download.
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    If you want to download all the files and folders on Google Drive, then you need to select all items first. To select all items - press Ctrl + A.
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    Now, right-click on the selected item, and you can see many options. Click on "Download" option.
Download option

That's all. The item(s) will get downloaded.

Android

Here is an important thing to note: You can't download folders using the Google Drive app. However, if you wish, you can download files of a folder.

Let's see the steps to download.

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    ​Open the Google Drive app.
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    If you want to download a file, then you need to select the file first. And, you can select the file by long pressing it.
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    If you want to download multiple files, then you need to select the files first. To select files - long press a file you want to download. Now, tap all the remaining files you wish to download.
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    If you want to download all files, then you need to select all files first. To select all files - tap Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top and then hit "Select all." Now, unselect all the folders.
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    Now, hit the "Download" icon which you can see between "Available offline" and "Send a copy."
Download icon

That's it. The file(s) will get downloaded.

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