Google Drive API in Python | Download Files


In this Google Drive API in Python tutorial, I will be covering how to use Google Drive API to download files from your Google Drive.

PS: You can also download files from a shared drive as long as you have sufficient privilege. source code →
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G Suite and Drive MIME Types →

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  1. "Only files with binary content can be downloaded. Use Export with Docs Editors files.". Details: "Only files with binary content can be downloaded. Use Export with Docs Editors files." Any ideas? an image file was able to be downloaded, but worksheets are throwing this error.

  2. i faced few problems that i was able to solve with the help of your video, but there is this error i'm encountering

    Traceback (most recent call last):

    File "C:UsersHUZAINDesktopNACOSSMY T", line 6, in <module>

    CLIENT_SECRET_FILE = credentials.json

    NameError: name 'credentials' is not defined

    whereas i have the working file and my credential file which contains the secret file in the same folder

  3. If I run and debug (f5) the program gives me an error in the file on line 30, but I don't understand the error since it also says that the file or directory of the CLIENT_SECRET_FILE was not found despite being on my desktop, and the file name is correct.

  4. Love your videos man! but I got a problem ,
    when my code runs to line 33 in, it returns ''PermissionError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: 'token_drive_v3.pickle"
    really need to work this out for a small project.

  5. Please help me, your video was very useful but my case is bit different, I make a flask app that can download files from Google drive by integrating your method in the video, it works perfectly in my computer but when I Hosted it on , it gave me tons of errors, and now the error is it says, the redirect url is in used I can't understand, please help me

  6. Hello Jie Jenn, thanks for the video. I'm getting this error in class "Unable to import 'google.auth.transport.requests'", I've done the pip install –upgrade google-api-python-client google-auth-httplib2 google-auth-oauthlib and I'm not sure why is not working. (I'm using python 3.9.0). Thank you again, and I hope anyone can help me.


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