Downloading from Google Drive

Last updated: October 26, 2015 - 1:21pm EDT

Okay, so you've uploaded some files to Google Drive, and maybe even shared them with others.  But what if you want to put them onto another device, or get them back onto your computer if you've lost the original files?  Fortunately, Google Drive makes this a piece of cake!

How to download a file from Google Drive in 5 easy steps

  1. Go to in your web browser and log in.

  2. Find the file on Google Drive that you wish to download, and then click on it to select it.  Then click on the More Actions menu (it looks like three vertically-stacked dots) and select Download.

  3. A download prompt should appear.  Click on the button beside "Save File" (if it isn't marked already) and then click OK.

  4. An explorer window should pop up, allowing you to select where you would like to save your file.  Navigate to the place where you want your file to download to, and then click Save.

    (NOTE: If this window doesn't appear, check the Downloads folder on your computer.)

  5. When your file finishes downloading, go to the location where you told it to download to, and it should be right there!

That's how to download a file from Google Drive!  Quick and easy, right?


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