Download a file
Download files from Google Drive using a computer or an Android device.Computer
- Go to drive.google.com.
- Click a file to download.
(To download multiple files, press Shift or Ctrl (Command on a Mac) while clicking other files.)
- Right-click > Download.
Note: Dragging a file from Google Drive to your desktop won’t download it.
- Open the Google Drive app.
- Touch and hold each file you’d like to select.
- Touch the download icon .
If you download a Google Doc, Sheet, or Slide, it will download as a .docx, .xlsx, or .pptx file. All other files will download in their native format.
Frequently asked questions
You can download files in these formats:
- Documents: HTML, RTF, DOCX, OpenOffice, PDF, Text.
- Spreadsheets: CSV, HTML, ODS, PDF, XLSX, TXT (only for a single sheet).
- Presentations: PDF, PPTX, TXT.
- Drawings: PNG, JPEG, SVG, PDF.
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