Whether you’re moving away from Dropbox, or simply creating a local copy of its contents, you’ll first have to download everything in it. While this might sound like a daunting task, it’s actually quite easy to download your entire Dropbox – but there are some limitations.
You can only download a folder if it’s less than 20 GB in size and contains less than 10,000 files. Most Dropbox users shouldn’t have a problem with these limitations but power-users might have to work around them by downloading some folders individually. In this article, we’ll cover how to do both.
How to Download All Files & Folders in your Dropbox at Once
- First, open Dropbox in the web browser of your choice and sign into your account.
All filesin the menu on the left. If you’re on a smaller device, you’ll first need to click the
Hamburger menuicon to reveal the menu.
- Click the first checkbox at the top, to the left of
Name, to select all of your files and folders. You might need to hover your mouse over the first column for this checkbox to appear.
- Click the
Downloadbutton that appears above your files and folders.
Dropbox will download a .zip file containing your entire Dropbox.
How to Download Individual Folders from Dropbox
- With Dropbox open, click
All Filesin the menu at the left. On smaller display’s, you’ll first have to expand the
Hamburger menuicon in the upper left corner to reveal the menu.
- Locate the folder you wish to download and hover your mouse over it until
3 dotsappear to the right. Click the
3 dotsand then select
If you have individual folders that are over the 20 GB size limit, or contain more than 10,000 files, then you can try the following instead: