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Downloading Files


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Downloading individual files

  1. While you are signed in to MyFiles@bc, find the file you want to download. Learn about navigating folders.
  2. Windows: Double click on the filename you want to download. A file download window will open. Choose "Save" then select the location you want to save the file to. Macintosh: Press Control-click on the filename and click Save Link Target As or Download Link to Disk.
    Note: To immediately open the file on your computer, click on the filename. Then, to save the file, from the File menu, click Save As.
  3. Make sure to put the file where you can find it on your computer.

Setup a Download as Zip Shortcut

  1. Click Setup at the top of the screen.

  2. Do the following:
    • In the left navigation, select Toolbar Buttons
    • Check Download as Zip
    • Click Apply
      Toolbar button settings in My Files
      Figure 2.
  3. The "Download as Zip" shortcut will now be added to your toolbar.

Note: You may want to zip larger files such as video (.mpg), picture (.jpg), or large graphic (.tiff),  as well as folders before downloading.



Downloading as Zip file or Folder


Option 1 - Shortcut

To download as a Zip file or folder:

  1. Check the box next to the file or folder you want to download, then click Download as Zip.
    Download zip files in My Files

  2. Follow the window prompts in selecting whether to Open the folder or Save the folder.
Option 2 - Right-Click

To download as Zip file or folder:

  1. Right-click the file or folder you want to download.
  2. Select Download as Zip.
    Right-click to dowload zip files
    Figure 4.
  3. Follow the window prompts in selecting whether to Open the file or folder or Save the file or folder.