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Bulk download all my files

Bulk download all my files

Vellariser1980
New member | Level 2

Hi. I can no longer afford the monthly fee, but have 26gb of files. Please can you advise how I can do a bulk download perhaps multiple zip.files rather than individual downloads?Many thanks

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Re: Bulk download all my files

Elixir
Super User

Go to Dropbox web - https://www.dropbox.com/home You can split the data in few separate folders (so that in case a download fails during long downloads, you don't have to start from the beginning). Then you can download folders one by one. 

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It will download zip of each folder. Each folder should not be more than 20GB, or contain more than 10,000 files - https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/sync-uploads/download-entire-folders

 

Re: Bulk download all my files

Sarah B.83
New member | Level 2

How can I select more than one folder to download all at once?

Re: Bulk download all my files

Jay
Dropboxer

Hi @Sarah B.83, thanks for messaging the Community!

 

If you select the folders you want to download from the left by selecting the checkboxes, then you should get a Download option on the top right.

 

As mentioned above, the folders selected shouldn't contain more than 10,000 files or be over 20 GB in total.

 

Let me know how it goes!


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Re: Bulk download all my files

AndSoOn
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So, "No," then, right?

Because making it easy to move your files makes the product less sticky. So screw the user experience and keep those autorenew payments coming, amirite?

Re: Bulk download all my files

Mark
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Or do as the product intended and download and install Dropbox on your device and let it all download in one go without any human input at all. Remember that the whole point of Dropbox by design is to use it via the software from www.dropbox.com/downloading. The website is only intended to be used when people do not have access to their computers


 


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Re: Bulk download all my files

Plazman
New member | Level 2

I don't think the OP specified a particular client. But thanks for suggesting the app, I'll try that.

 

And I thank you Dropbox for your service, you were there for me when hard drives were expensive and internet speeds were getting fast. But I've spent way too much on you now and just want to copy all my files down to my $80 4TB hard drive now.

Re: Bulk download all my files

VenueShang
New member | Level 2

@Mark wrote:

Or do as the product intended and download and install Dropbox on your device and let it all download in one go without any human input at all. Remember that the whole point of Dropbox by design is to use it via the software from www.dropbox.com/downloading. The website is only intended to be used when people do not have access to their computers


This will not work. In my experience over the years using Dropbox on different platforms, the clients are not reliable enough to do this with large amounts of data. Things will be missing or corrupted. In normal use cases this is probably fine, because the client can make you wait while it retrieves another copy.

 

Dropbox does not provide a sensible way to retrieve your data. Your best bet is to trust some third party tool that hooks into the API. 

Re: Bulk download all my files

chicagodave
Explorer | Level 3

How about when Dropbox sync stops working a year ago and nothing their support staff tries fixes it and you just want to download your files and move on?

Re: Bulk download all my files

Nikkisoft
New member | Level 2

Why would you limit downloads to 20G? particularly when the space I have is 2T?

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