How to Transfer Files from Google Drive to PC

Do you want to know how to transfer files from Google Drive to PC? We have provided a detailed step by step guide on how to transfer files from Google Drive to PC.

By iMobie | Posted: Jul. 17, 2018, Last Updated: Jul. 17, 2018
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The Google Drive is a file sync and storage service developed by Google. It allows the users to store files on the Google server, and synchronizes all those files to your devices, whether it is an Android Phone, iPhone, or PCs. The Google Drive can save documents, sheets, slides, photos, and all other files. The Google drive provides 15 GB of free storage to the users. The storage space can be extended up to 30 TB by paid plans. In this article, you will read about the process to transfer files from Google Drive to PC in a few simple steps.

How to Transfer Files from Google Drive to PC

Method 1. Direct Download:

The direct download method is the simplest one to transfer files from Google Drive to PC.

Step 1. Open the Google Drive and log in to your account. Select the file you want to transfer from the Google Drive to your PC.

How to Transfer Files from Google Drive to PC via Direct Download-Step 1

How to Transfer Files from Google Drive to PC via Direct Download-Step 1

Step 2. When you right-click on the file, many options will appear. Select the download option and wait for the Google Drive to save the file on your PC.

How to Transfer Files from Google Drive to PC via Direct Download-Step 2

How to Transfer Files from Google Drive to PC via Direct Download-Step 2

Step 3. You can find the file in the default download folder of your PC.

How to Transfer Files from Google Drive to PC via Direct Download - Step 3

How to Transfer Files from Google Drive to PC via Direct Download – Step 3

Method 2. Using Backup and Sync:

The Backup and Sync option allows you to synchronize the data files present on your drive and your PC. To transfer files from Google Drive to PC, follow the steps as:

Step 1. Open the Backup and Sync webpage and download the setup file.

Step 2. Once the file is downloaded, install the file on your PC. Wait for the login page to appear when the installation completes. Finish the setup.

Step 3. Log in using your Google Account. And choose whether you want to sync files of your PC with Drive.

Step 4. Uncheck all the files and click on the next button on the right corner of the screen.

Step 5. A download page will appear where you can decide which files you want to transfer from Google Drive to your PC.

Step 6. Select the Sync Everything in My Drive option. It will ensure that all the files on your Google Drive are available to be transferred.

Step 7. Select the start button to begin the transfer. The process might take a few seconds or minutes to complete depending on the size of the file.

Step 8. Now you will be able to view all the files present on Google Drive on your PC. You can easily access those files from the Google Drive option on the main menu.

How to Transfer Files from Google Drive to PC via Backup and Sync - Step 8

How to Transfer Files from Google Drive to PC via Backup and Sync – Step 8

Method 3. AnyTrans for Cloud

AnyTrans for Cloud is an integrated cloud management tool that can help you transfer and sync files between cloud drives without the barrier. Now let’s some features of it:

1. Supports transferring files from Google Drive to PC directly within simple steps, and all your files in Google Drive will be safe during the process.

2. Supports managing multiple cloud drives like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, iCloud, pCloud, etc.with one single login.

3. Enables to help you move and sync files from one cloud drive to another directly without downloading and then uploading the files.

Now just free sign up AnyTrans for Cloud and follow the steps below to transfer files from Google Drive to PC easily.

Step 1. Sign in AnyTrans for Cloud and then click Add Cloud to add your Google Drive account. You’ll see its icon on the left sidebar.

Transfer Files from Google Drive to PC via AnyTrans for Cloud – Step 1

Transfer Files from Google Drive to PC via AnyTrans for Cloud – Step 1

Step 2. Select the files you want to transfer and click Download button to transfer files from Google Drive to PC.

Transfer Files from Google Drive to PC via AnyTrans for Cloud – Step 2

Transfer Files from Google Drive to PC via AnyTrans for Cloud – Step 2

The Bottom Line

We have shared the process on how to transfer files from Google Drive to PC. Although, it is an easy process, don’t get confused whether all the files can be uploaded in the same way or not. To enable the backup of some specific folders, Google has also introduced a Quick Access feature. It will intelligently predict the user’s need for files. The Google Drive offers more than 21 types of data files support that can be stored on the drive with an ease. Now just get AnyTrans for Cloud for free >

iMobie

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