How to Download from Google Docs Shared With Me

April 12, 2022 5.0K views

Do you know what is Google Docs Shared with me? Then, why I can't download shared files from Google Drive? Today, this article will solve the above problems and you can clearly know how to download shared files in Google Drive.

Why I Can't Download Shared With Me from Google Docs?

There are two cases why you can't download shared files from Google Docs. In the first case, it is possible that someone gave you can view access instead of can edit (if it's a file) or can only view access instead of can organize, add, and edit (if it's a folder). The method to download a file is that you can ask the owner of the file to change the access permissions assigned to you can edit (for files) or can organize, add and edit (for folders).

In the second case, you are required to knowwhether you download the download archive service page https://takeout.google.com/, and whether you will only download your own files. It maintains clearly that the data contained are files you own that have been stored in My Drive and computer. For example, afteraddingthe folder Share With Me to My Drive not shortcut, you can choose it for archiving. 

All in all, you can download shared files or folders directly from Google Docs web. However, if the owner allows you not to download it, you cannot do so. Then, the following are two solutions for these two cases.

How to download from Google Docs Shared With Me (having permissions)?

If you have permission to download Google Docs shared with me, you can follow these steps.

1. Go to the Google Docs web page and log in with your Google account.

2. Click the Share with mebutton in the main menu on the left. You will see a list of all the files and folders that others have shared with you.3. Right-click the file you want to download, and then click the Download button.

How to download from Google Docs Shared With Me(no permissions)?

If you haven't permission to download from Google Docs Shared With Me, what should you do?

1. You should check whether you have the right to download the file or not.

2.You can ask the owner to give you permission to download the file in Google Docs.

3.Check again whether you have the download permission or not. If you have the permission to download from Google Docs Shared With Me, you can download the file directly.

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