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How to download files from OneDrive to your computer

How to download files from OneDrive to your computer

  • You can click on individual files from the OneDrive website and select Download from the menu bar that appears at the top of the file window.
  • To download every file on the screen or the entire OnDrive folder at once, first press Ctrl + A on a computer or press Command + A on your Mac keyboard.
  • Any files or folders you download from OneDrive will be stored in your computer’s downloads folder or anywhere in your web browser downloaded files.
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OneDrive allows users to download individual files or the contents of entire folders. Downloading these files and folders to your computer on OneDrive is easy if you have a connection to the OneDrive location.

The files and folders you selected for download will be saved by your web browser at any download location. It’s often the “Downloads” folder, but it may be another place. If you select more than one file, the download will be zipped and you will need to extract the individual files before you can use them.

You may not download certain files or folders from the “Shared” view of the OneDrive website. If you want to download the shared file and the download button is missing in the toolbar, click on the name of the person sharing the files and locate the files you want to download.

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If you have a shared view, click the username to view the files on a page where you can download them.

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Otherwise, downloading OneDrive files and folders can be done in just a few quick clicks. Here’s how to do it.

How To Download Files From One Drive On PC Or Mac

1. Sign in For your One Drive to open in Web Browser.

2. To download a personal file or folder, move your cursor to the OneDrive item and select it by clicking on the small circle that appears next to it.

  • Note: If you see OnDrive in the list view, it will be on the left, but in the tile or photo view, the selection circle will be on the top right of each icon.

3. If you want to download all the files and folders in the current OnDrive browser window at once, PC users can press Ctrl + A on their keyboard. Mac users must use Command + A.

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Select the files you want to download.

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4. Click “Download” in the toolbar that appears at the top of the page.

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