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.

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