How to Transfer Photos from Google Drive to Laptop

Want to know how to transfer photos from Google Drive to laptop? Don’t Worry! This guide tells you two methods to easily transfer pictures or images from your Google account to laptop, no matter in Windows or Mac.

By iMobie | Posted: Aug. 20, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 20, 2018
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The Google Drive has become the most effective backup of all the files that you keep on your phone or on PCs. You can store the files for free up to 15 GB. It allows the users to transfer photos, videos, documents, and other data files easily. And if you want to know how to transfer pictures from Google Drive to laptop, then we are going to discuss the possible methods in this article.

How to Transfer Pictures from Google Drive to Laptop

There are two simple methods that Google offers to transfer pictures from Google Drive to Windows or Mac laptop. Now let’s go through all the steps you need to import pictures from Google account to your computer.

Method 1. Directly Import Pictures from Google Drive to a Laptop via Browser

Google allows you to access its Google Drive via browser app like Chrome. You can direct download the pictures to your Laptop from Google drive by visiting the website.

Step 1. Go to Google Chrome in your Laptop and log in using to the Google Drive using your Google account.

How to Transfer Pictures from Google Drive to Laptop via Direct Download-Step 1

Step 2. On the main page of the Drive, you will be able to see all the files. You can either find the pictures that you want to transfer on the main page or in a folder. Navigate to the photo that you want to transfer.

Step 3. Right click on the photo and some options will appear on the screen. Among those options, click on the download button and the transfer of photo will start.

How to Transfer Pictures from Google Drive to Laptop via Direct Download - Step 3

How to Transfer Pictures from Google Drive to Laptop via Direct Download – Step 3

Step 4. You will be able to see the photo in the default download folder. Now, you can transfer the photo to any other folder.

How to Transfer Pictures from Google Drive to Laptop via Direct Download - Step 4

How to Transfer Pictures from Google Drive to Laptop via Direct Download – Step 4

Method 2. Tranfer Pictures from Google to Laptop via Backup and Sync:

This method requires downloading the Backup and Sync set up on your Laptop. But it is also good because you won’t have to access the internet, again and again; you can simply go to the drive and access the photos. Just follow the below mentioned steps to transfer photos from Google Drive to Laptop:

Step 1. Open the Google Drive web page and there you will see an option which says Backup and Sync. When you click on that option, a new page will appear and you will be prompted to download the Backup and Sync setup file.

Step 2. Download the setup file and initiate the installation process. you will have to log in when the installation process starts.

How to Backup and Sync Photos from Google Drive to Laptop - Step 2

How to Backup and Sync Photos from Google Drive to Laptop – Step 2

Step 3. In the next window, you will be asked if you want to sync the files of your Laptop to the Google Drive. You can also upload all the files present on your Laptop to Google Drive. Uncheck the process which you don’t want to perform and then click on the next button.

How to Backup and Sync Photos from Google Drive to Laptop - Step 3

How to Backup and Sync Photos from Google Drive to Laptop – Step 3

Step 4. Now, in a new window, a download page will be displayed and from there you can select the files you want to transfer from Google drive to Laptop.

Step 5. Select the Sync Everything option and click on Start button. Now you have to wait for a little while as your Laptop will be synced to the Drive.

How to Backup and Sync Photos from Google Drive to Laptop - Step 5

How to Backup and Sync Photos from Google Drive to Laptop – Step 5

Step 6. After the sync is complete, a new Google Drive folder will be formed right below the “Recent places” option.

How to Backup and Sync Photos from Google Drive to Laptop - Step 6

How to Backup and Sync Photos from Google Drive to Laptop – Step 6

Step 7. Now you only have to go to that folder and access all your pictures. You can easily transfer the photos from the Google Drive folder to any other folder just by copy and paste method.

The Bottom Line

In the article, We have shared the process of how to transfer pictures from Google Drive to Laptop. You can opt for any method as both methods are easy and will successfully sync the photos from your Laptop to Google Drive and vice versa. Do let us know your thoughts in the comments sections below or you can also contact us.

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