How to find and download all your movies from Google Drive

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Google Drive is a safe way to download free movies. The cloud facility is capable of storing a variety of files, including movies, audio, and photos. If you have already downloaded movies from the Google file, they will be in "My Drive" on Google Drive.


In this article, we will show you how to find and download all your movie files from your Google Drive with a step by step guide. In addition, we will answer some frequently asked questions on the subject.



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How to find and download all your movies from Google Drive?

To download movie files from Google Drive, you must first find the movie or movies you want to watch. When you've found a Google Drive link for a movie you want to see, follow these steps:

  1. Click or select the link to open a movie file on the player screen.
  2. Tap "Play" to view the movie.
  3. Click the "Download" icon to download the movie file to My Google Drive.

Now you can watch the movie without having to save it.


If you want to save the movie to the Google drive before downloading it:

  1. Find and select the movie you want to download.
  2. Click on the “Add to My Drive” icon.

When you want to watch a saved movie:

  1. Open the “Additional Options Menu” by right clicking or double clicking on the selected movie file.
  2. Select "Download" and then choose a file or put it on your computer where you want to save the movie.

Final report: if you are a Windows / PC user and want to download more than one movie file, press Ctrl and then click on the files you want to download. MacBook users need to press Command and then click on files.




Additional FAQs

How do I find movies on Google Drive?

Watching movies on Google Drive is really easy once you know how. Also, you can create your own library by saving the movies to a file after downloading them.

First, choose a movie you want to watch. Let's use Cinderella as an example. Then do the following:

  1. Search Google for the site: "drive.google.com Cinderella".
  2. Select the version of Cinderella you want to watch.

You now have two options: Option 1: Watch without saving. Option 2: save and then watch.


To save a movie follow Step 3:

3. After the download, click on the “Add a link to Drive” image / icon.

4. Choose the folder where you want to save the movie on Google Drive and then save.

Final report: before downloading, check the safety of the movie and run a virus scan as Google is unable to do this when the movie file is larger than the maximum file size.

How do I download all files from Google Drive?

When you want to download one file or more than one file, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your account.
  2. Click on the file you want to download.
  3. Right-click and select Download.

Final report: if you want to download more than one file, Windows users need to press Ctrl and then click the required files. MacBook users need to press Command and then click on files.


Can you download a shared file from Google Drive?

You can download a shared file or folder. To download, do the following:


  1. Go to your account.
  2. In the main menu (on the left of the screen) click on "Shared with me".
  3. If you are a Windows / PC user, right click on the file or folder you want to download. MacBook users should press Ctrl and then click.
  4. Click "Download".

Who downloaded a file from my Google Drive?

To see who downloaded a file to your My Google Drive, you need to go to " Drive Control Register ". The registry keeps track of the lists every time someone uses your "domain" to view and / or download one of your files. To access the Drive audit log, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your account.
  2. Click Reports.
  3. Click Verify.
  4. Click Help.

The log will display these categories of information:

Event Description: This is a summary of the events that have occurred.

User: This will show you who ran a business.

Event Name: Shows the event / action conducted by the user.

IP address: This is the user's IP address.

File Type: This will show the Drive file type involved in the action.

Owner: Identifies which user owns which file.

Date: This will show you the date the event or activity took place.


Note "Basic" users of Google Drive: To find out who downloaded the data to your Google Drive, you must first upgrade to Google Apps Unlimited or a Google Apps for Education account.

The audit log will also record these activities: deleting, creating, updating, printing, and who shared the contents of your disk. This also includes content you've created in other Google apps like Google Slides, Docs, Sheets. Content that you created somewhere else and then uploaded, such as PDFs or Word documents / files, will also be listed in the audit log.


Is downloading movies from Google Drive illegal?

There is no simple answer to this question. Some movies can be legally downloaded while others cannot. It could also depend on where you live. 

If the files are not copyrighted, it is not illegal to download and use them. Uploading your own home videos to share or watching someone else's who have invited you to watch is perfectly legal.

Streaming or downloading a copyrighted movie is legal if it is used for personal viewing only. Sharing the download online or in any other way is illegal.

If a movie has been pirated, it is definitely illegal to download and then share it. It is illegal for any site to load it to begin with.

How do I extract data from Google Drive?

If you want to download (extract) one or more files, it's faster to have them in a folder on Google Drive first. Once you've created a folder, follow these steps to download the data to your computer:

  1. Go to your account.
  2. Go to the folders section and find the folder you want to download.
  3. Right-click the folder.
  4. Select "Download" (at the bottom of the screen).

Note: The process for downloading a folder is the same for a PC or Mac. Note that the Google doc may first change to another format if you want to post it on a website or send it to someone who doesn't have access or doesn't use Google Drive. By changing the format, they will be able to open the document / file when you send it to them.

How do I find my files in Google Drive?

This is a quick and easy process. To find your files in My Google Drive, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your account.
  2. Make sure your My Google Drive is active.
  3. Search and select the file you want by double clicking on it.

Final report: when you open a document, sheet, Slides presentation, Google drawing, or form, the file will open in that application and not in Google Drive. 

The files can be saved on your computer according to the usual “Save as” procedure. When you open a video, PDF, Microsoft Office file, audio file, or photo, the file opens in Google Drive. You can then save the files to your computer.

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We trust this article helped you download movies and save them to My Google Drive. Hopefully, you should now be able to extract data from Google Drive and know where to find your files.

Have you ever had trouble finding and downloading movies from Google Drive? Have you used any of the tips and tricks described above? Let us know in the comments section below.

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