Downloading documents

Downloading documents

SharePoint documents can be downloaded as local copies to your computer where you can work on them in a non-collaborative environment.

SharePoint document libraries can also be saved to your computer for offline use. To learn more, read Working with offline documents.

To download documents from SharePoint:

Follow one of these methods:

  • Drag one or more documents from the sidebar to the Windows Desktop or an open location in Windows Explorer.
  • Right-click a document, or a list item attachment, and select Save As to display the Save As dialog in which you select a location on your computer to save the document to.
  • Right-click a document and select Copy > Document from the context menu. Next Paste the document to a location on your computer.