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Downloading a very large folder from another user

Downloading a very large folder from another user

hamble
New member | Level 2

I'm a 'light' dropbox user with very little storage space.

 

I've been given access to a Dropbox folder from another user, which contains thousands of files and over 20GB. I need to download this to my Windows PC.

 

I do not have any need to store a copy myself in Dropbox. How can I get them to my PC, without requiring a dropbox subscription to replicate storage of these files?

 

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Re: Downloading a very large folder from another user

Mark
Super User II

Ask the sender for a shared link and download them via the readonly link on the website: https://help.dropbox.com/files-folders/share/view-only-access


 


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Re: Downloading a very large folder from another user

hamble
New member | Level 2

I have a link, but when I try to download, I get error message: The zip file is too large

 

Re: Downloading a very large folder from another user

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @hamble,

To download directory as a zip, some restrictions have to be considered. Every one file inside zip must be less than 4GB, total files/directories count in a single zip must be less than 10000, and common zip content (all files together) must be less than 20GB. If you meet requirements, but not the last (common size), try download the shared folder - subfolder by subfolder, or ask the person owning the share to rearrange it, so every subfolder be less than 20GB (and so downloadable). 😉

Good luck.

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