Google Drive Download Folder Android


Open the Google Drive app on your Android. It's the green, blue, and yellow triangle labeled 'Drive' in the app drawer. Although the Google Drive app doesn't allow you download a whole folder for offline use, you can select all the files inside to download them all at once. The Google Drive app for Android gives you quick access to everything you keep in Google's cloud storage service. Upload, create, and share your files and photos through Drive. Free: With a Google. Delete duplicates from Google Drive; Method 1: Download files from Google Drive to PC. First, ask yourself whether you want to transfer certain files from Google Drive to your computer, or whether you would prefer to always keep your computer and Google Drive in sync.

Download files from Google Drive with a computer, Android, or iOS device.

Download a file

  1. Go to
  2. Click a file to download.
    1. To download multiple files, press Command (Mac) or Ctrl (Windows) click any other files.
  3. Right-click click Download.

Tip: You can't drag a file or folder directly to your desktop.

If you can't download a file

If you can't download a file, the owner may have disabled options to print, download, or copy for people with only comment or view access.

Blocked Third-party cookies can prevent Drive Web downloads

Drive Web uses third-party cookies to communicate with Google's secure download server. Blocking third-party cookies in Chrome will prevent you from downloading through Google Drive. If you want to block third-party cookies and still download from Drive, allow third-party cookies for just Drive.

  1. Type chrome://settings/cookies in the browser address bar press Enter.
  2. Scroll to the 'Sites that can always use cookies' section under 'See all cookies and site data.'
  3. On the right, click Add.
  4. In the “Add a site” window, enter
  5. Make sure to select the check box Including third-party cookies on this site click Add.

Further troubleshooting

If you still have problems downloading files from Drive, you can:

  • Make sure third-party cookies are allowed for Drive at chrome://settings/cookies.
    • It should say 'Including third-party cookies on this site' below the site exception for If it doesn't, click Trash to remove the site follow steps 2-5 above.
    • Under 'Sites that can never use cookies,' make sure there aren't any entries for,, or This prevents downloads from Google Drive. If you find these sites listed, click Menu Remove.
  • Turn off all extensions and try to download. If you can download a file, turn the extensions on one at a time to identify any with problems.
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Notice: important security update for Drive document URLs and resource keys. For more information, refer to Access link-shared files using resource keys

The Drive API supports three types of downloads:

  • Downloads of files stored in Google Drive.
  • Downloads of exported versions of Google Workspacefiles (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and so on) in formats that your app canhandle.
  • Downloads of a file using the URL in the webContentLink property.
Note: The only way to download a Google Workspacefile is to export and download the file in a different file format.

The rest of this guide provides detailed instructions for performingthese types of downloads.

Google drive download folder android app

Download a file stored on Google Drive

To download a file stored on Google Drive, use thefiles.get method with the ID of the file todownload and the alt=media URL parameter. The alt=media URL parameter tellsthe server that a download of content is being requested.

Google drive download location androidNote: The alt=media URL parameter is asystem parameteravailable across all Google REST APIs. If you use a client library for theDrive API, you do not need to explicitly set this parameter.

The following code snippet shows how to download a file with the Drive APIclient libraries.

This snippet uses the executeMediaAndDownloadTo() method whichadds the alt=media URL parameter to the underlying HTTP request.

File downloads initiated from your app require at least read access to thefile. Your app must be authorized with a scope that allows file contentread access. For example, an app using the drive.readonly.metadata scopewould not be authorized to download the file contents. Users with editpermission may restrict downloading by read-only users by setting thelabels.restricted field to false. To learn more about scopes, refer toAuthenticate your users.

Files identified as abusive(malware, etc.) are only downloadable by the owner. Additionally, the queryparameter acknowledgeAbuse=true must be included to indicate that the user hasacknowledged the risk of downloading potential malware. Your application shouldinteractively warn the user before using this query parameter.

Partial download

Partial download involves downloading only a specified portion of a file. Youcan specify the portion of the file you want to download by using a byte rangewith theRangeheader. For example:

AndroidNote: Partial downloads are not supported while exporting Google Documents

Download a Google Workspace Document

Download Google Workspace documents using thefiles.export method. Exports use the samealt=media approach as downloading other content in Drive.

The following examples demonstrate how to download aGoogle Workspace Document in PDFformat using the client libraries:







The snippet declares the MIME type for export as application/pdf. For acomplete list of all MIME types supported for eachGoogle Workspace document, refer toGoogle Workspace documents and corresponding export MIME types

Viewing files in a browser

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If you want to allow a user to view a file directly in a webbrowser instead of through the API, use the webContentLink. You can eitherredirect a user to this URL, or offer it as a clickable link. The filemust be either owned by or shared with the user in order to view it.