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How can I download a zip file from Matlab online to my desktop?

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SC on 16 Aug 2018
Answered: Moussa Wazneh on 23 Feb 2021 at 14:08
I have a folder in Matlab online, and I zipped it as a zip file. How can I download this zip file to my desktop?
I tried "save as", but doesn't work.
Many thanks!


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Kojiro Saito
Kojiro Saito on 16 Aug 2018
Edited: Kojiro Saito on 17 Aug 2018
I think there are two ways.
1. Select a zip file and click "Download" button.
The file will be downloaded in your desktop.
2. Install MATLAB Drive Connector on your desktop from here and synchronize your files between MATLAB Online and your desktop.
There is one more way.
3. Access MATLAB Drive online and download
Access to and select a file and click "Download". I have confirmed I could download a zip file whose file size is more than 200MB.


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Hisham on 21 May 2020
The previous issue that caused the error was addressed in a subsequent release, so all methods work now. :)
Batoul Al-Ghoul
Batoul Al-Ghoul on 14 Jun 2020
in the version i am using I cannot find any upload/download buttons, but luckily the third method helped and I downloaded my m files from
thank you !!
Adrian Gligor
Adrian Gligor on 27 Jan 2021
This may be a late answer, but it may be useful for new Malab Online users. At the time of writing, if you want to download multiple files online locally without any special setup, they must be selected individually and only then is the Download option available.
So either there are two options: download the files individually or as it is mentioned in a previous comment, compress the files with eg. "Create Zip File" option from the right click context menu and then download the zip file.

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