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From Teams on the desktop or web, you can download any file you see in Teams—whether it’s in a channel, sent in a message, or stored in a OneDrive folder.  

Download a file

Download a Teams file to access it anytime, anywhere.

Download a file in a channel

To download a file from a Teams channel:

  1. Open a channel in Teams.

  2. Select the Files tab.

  3. Find the file you want to download and select More actions More options button > Download.

Download a file from OneDrive

To download a file from OneDrive in Teams:

  1.  In Teams, select OneDrive  OneDrive icon.

  2. Find the file you want to download and and select More actions  more actions button-duplicate > Open >Edit in Teams.

    OneDrive Edit in New Teams

  3. When the file opens, select File > Save as > Download a Copy.

    OneDrive SaveAs Download

    You can also select a file from My files in OneDrive  OneDrive icon and select More actions  more actions button-duplicateDownload.


Change where to save downloaded files

  1. In Teams for desktop, select Settings and more.

  2. Select Settings > Files and links Downloads > Change > Select Folder.

  3. Choose where you want to save your downloaded files.

Note: This action isn't currently supported on Teams for web or mobile. 

Any future files you download from Teams will be saved to the location you specified. Under Downloads, turn the Always ask where to save downloaded file toggle on if you’d like to choose where to save files every time you download them. 

Select the Change button to create a new location for your downloaded files.

View Teams files

Select OneDrive  OneDrive icon on the left side of Teams for easy access to all your Teams files. For details, see Explore the Files list.

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