Download entire folders on dropbox.com

You can download the contents of an entire Dropbox folder via dropbox.com, as long as both of the following are true:

  • The folder is less than 20 GB in total size
  • The folder has fewer than 10,000 total files

To download an entire folder directly from dropbox.com:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Find the folder you want to download.
  3. Click the (ellipsis) icon to the right of the folder's name.
  4. Click Download.

Your browser will then download the folder as a single compressed file (known as a "ZIP" file). Once it's downloaded, open and decompress the ZIP file to access the contents of your folder.

Notes:

  • You'll find the file wherever your browser normally downloads files, as set in your browser preferences
  • The ZIP file will have the same name as the original folder, but will end in .zip
  • If the folder is in your account, you can also use the Dropbox desktop app to automatically download the entire folder to your computer

What if I see an "Open" button instead of a "Download" button?

If you see an Open button instead of a Download button, it means the folder is already synced with the Dropbox folder on your computer. Click the Open button to access this folder on your computer.

Learn more about the Open button.

Learn more

Most operating systems these days are capable of uncompressing ZIP files without any additional software. However, if you find yourself unable to open the file, you can find numerous .zip file decompression utilities online.

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