I have two sharepoint urls which were shared with me. The folders are big(>100GB). I've tried downloading them to my desktop, but it fails in few minutes everytime. I need to download them to my cloud servers for processing. Is there a way to download them to server? Please, I need the solution urgently.

1 Answer 1


In SharePoint, everything is stored on a database (content database). Files are not stored in a file share for example, so there is no way to download files directly, without an HTTP request.

You can try to use SharePoint REST API to download the file:

  • Can you please elaborate a little more? This would be my first code in csharp.
    – pauli
    Sep 23 at 11:05
  • Who talks about C#? It's just an URL to open in your browser!
    – jleture
    Sep 23 at 15:43
  • I need a way to download it on a server without browser.
    – pauli
    Sep 24 at 9:57
  • Yes, you can do an HTTP request without a web browser, with PowerShell or C# if you feel more confortable with it. You have to manage the authentication (default credential, token, etc.) depending the version of SharePoint (on-premise, online) learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/118732/…
    – jleture
    Sep 24 at 16:19

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.