How to Download All Files from Google Drive

Do you want to know how to download all files from Google Drive? In this article, we have explained the complete process to download all files from Google Drive.

By iMobie | Posted: Aug. 23, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 23, 2018
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The Google Drive is a popular cloud storage service which can help you save every kind of data files whether it is big or small. In this article, we are going to discuss the Google Drive Application feature which allows the user to get back all the files to their personal device. Downloading all the files requires a lot of memory. Hence, to download all the files you have to ensure that you are connected to Wi-Fi, otherwise, there is a great chance that your download will be paused.

This guide focuses on the ways to download all the files from the Google drive to your device. Although you can download shared file, zip file, small or large files, altogether but still we have explained the process separately to make it easy for you.

How to Download All Files from Google Drive

The main method to download all the files from Google Drive is basically the same. The files can be present in different folders you only have to carry out the following steps:

Step 1. Open the Google Drive app in your device and all the files that are present on your drive will be displayed.

How to Download All Files from Google Drive - Step 1

How to Download All Files from Google Drive – Step 1

Step 2. Select all files that you wish to download and then click on the (…) icon. Several options will be displayed on the screen.

How to Download All Files from Google Drive - Step 2

How to Download All Files from Google Drive – Step 2

Step 3. Among the various options click on the Download option and the files will be automatically downloaded to your device.

How to Download All Files from Google Drive - Step 3

How to Download All Files from Google Drive – Step 3

Step 4. You can also choose the Make Available offline option to start the download process. It can also be used to save the files on your device.

Note: The above method is the same to download photos, videos, music files, documents, or zip files.  If you wish to know how to download large files from Google Drive then you only have to go through an additional step. You will be prompted to a screen where the drive says that it can’t scan for virus in the file and you have to opt for Download Anyway option. Depending on your internet connection, the files will be downloaded to your device.

How to Download Shared Files from Google Drive

The steps to download the shared files is a little bit different as the shared files can only be seen in the Shared with Me option in the main menu of the Google Drive.

To know How to download shared files from Google Drive, just follow the simple and easy steps as:

Step 1. Open the Google Drive app in the device you wish to download the files. In the main menu, you will be able to see the “Shared with me” option.

How to Download Shared Files from Google Drive - Step 1

How to Download Shared Files from Google Drive – Step 1

Step 2. Click on the option and the files that are shared with you on the screen.

Step 3. Select all the files at once and click on the (…) button and select the Download option. The files will be downloaded to your device.

How to Download Shared Files from Google Drive - Step 3

How to Download Shared Files from Google Drive – Step 3

Step 4. You can also select the Make Available Offline option to automatically save the files on your device or you can simply click on the Download icon on the bottom of the screen to start the download process.

The Bottom Line

Although the basic method on how to download all Google Drive files is almost the same, there are a few steps that might vary. In the article, we have explained the ways that would allow you to download all files whether they are shared, zipped, or large files.

iMobie

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