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We're currently aware of an issue that is preventing some product emails from being sent. You might notice delays getting emails from Google Drive, like subscription bills, order and payment confirmations, and usage alerts. We're working to fix this issue. Thanks for your patience!

Download a file

Download files from Google Drive using a computer or an Android device.

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. Click a file to download.
    (To download multiple files, press Shift or Ctrl while clicking other files.)
  3. Right-click and click Download.

Note: Dragging a file from Google Drive to your desktop won’t download it.

Frequently asked questions

Which file formats can I download?

You can download files in these formats:

  • Documents: HTML, RTF, DOCX, OpenOffice, PDF, EPUB, Text.
  • Spreadsheets: CSV, HTML, ODS, PDF, XLSX, TSV (only for a single sheet).
  • Presentations: PDF, PPTX, TXT.
  • Drawings: PNG, JPEG, SVG, PDF.

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