Download All on OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online web client

Coming soon new feature on Office 365: Download All on OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online web client

Download all (multiple files and folders) is a new, and highly-requested Office 365 feature. You’ll begin seeing this new feature over the coming weeks.

How does this affect me?

When users select multiple files and hit Download, their browser will start downloading a .zip file containing all files and folders. When the user is in a folder and clicks “Download” without selecting any files, it will download all contents of the folder. We’ll be gradually rolling this out to First Release customers in mid-November, with rollout expected to be completed by the end of December 2016.

Two known issues are:
1) Users cannot download OneNote notebooks. If users download a folder that has a OneNote notebook, the Zip file will contain an error message in the form of a Text File.

2) The Download button may sometimes disappear if user refreshes the web page while looking at a folder. To work around this, users can go up one level in the folder directory and come back OR close the tab and navigate to the folder again.


Chirag is an Independent Consultant at Patel Consulting, BCS Chartered IT Professional, TOGAF Certified Architect, Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (Productivity, Data Management and Analytics) and Microsoft Service Adoption specialist based in London, UK with more than 20 years of industry experience. He works with a wide variety of clients in many sectors, designing and implementing business collaboration, data and information management solutions and services based on SharePoint and Office 365 technologies to create business value for both themselves and their customers, including UK Microsoft Gold Partners with deployment, upgrade and migration services delivery. Chirag is an active SharePoint community participant, frequent speaker at local and international events including SharePoint Saturdays (London, Cambridge, Brussels, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, UK, EMEA, India) and Collab365. In 2011, for his valuable contributions to Microsoft TechNet forums he received a Microsoft Community Contributor Award. In his little spare time he enjoys cycling, cricket and participating in Charity bike rides and Duathlons. You can follow Chirag on Twitter at @techChirag and find him online at

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