In the "classic" SharePoint Library UI you could download a file by right clicking on the file and selecting "Download". I cannot find this option in the new experience UI, is it possible to enable this option or is there a workaround?

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When you select a document in the new UI, you get all the options at the top: enter image description here

  • You can also do right click -> Download.
    – Gintas K
    Commented Aug 16, 2016 at 14:56
  • Thanks, I must have been blind, I looked for both of those options and didn't see them! :-(
    – Greg L.
    Commented Aug 19, 2016 at 14:41

You many not have permission to download but:

enter image description here

There are two ways to download a document using the new document lib experience

  1. Select the document and click on the download

  2. Click on the three dots (items menu) and select download

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