How To Download Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to download Google Sheets.

How To Download Google Sheets

Google Sheets is great for collaborating in the cloud, but sometimes you’ll want to download files to store them locally.

You can download Google Sheets as a variety of different filetypes to view and edit on your computer when you don’t have an internet connection, or share with team members who aren’t familiar with Google Sheets.

Here’s how:

Step 1

Open the Google Sheet you want to download

Step 2

Open the file menu and hover over the Download submenu to expand it. Choose a filetype from the listed options

Step 3

Your browser’s Save File window will open. Select a location on your computer to save the file and a filename and click the Save button to save your file

Step 4

A copy of your Google Sheet is now downloaded to your computer’s harddrive in the file format you selected. You can now work with the downloaded file just as you would any other file of that type stored on your computer

Note that if you make changes to the original Google Sheets file, you will need to download the file again in order to see these changes.

The downloaded copy is completely separate from the original and changes made to one will not affect the other


Example Google Sheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

Example Downloaded File: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

In this tutorial, I covered how to download Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.