Get attachments from form respondents

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Tips

If you need to gather additional resources from respondents, let them attach files to a form or quiz question. The files are copied to your Google Drive account, so you can view them anytime in Google Forms.

Examples

  • Collect resumes for job application forms.
  • Collect supporting research for a quiz question.
  • Collect permission slips for activities and events.
  • Collect photos for contests.

Allow people to attach files" "

  1. In Forms, open a form or quiz.
  2. Click Add question Add and enter your request for information.
  3. Next to the question, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and select File upload.
  4. If prompted, review the uploading information and click Continue.
  5. (Optional) Do any of the following actions:
    • Specify which file types people can upload. Next to Allow only specific file types, click Turn on Off and select the types.
    • Change the maximum number of files that people can upload.
    • Change the maximum file size.
    • Set a maximum size for all files collected via the form.

Open attached files" "

  1. In Forms, open a form or quiz.
  2. Click Responses.
  3. If you want to see all of the files received, click Summary.
  4. (Optional) To see the files in Drive, click View Folder.
    In Drive, there’s a folder for each form. Files from respondents are stored by question in subfolders.
  5. If you want to see an individual’s file, click Individual.
  6. Click a file to open it.
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