Downloading documents in a SharePoint workspace document library

If you accept default settings, all documents are automatically downloaded to document libraries in a SharePoint workspace when you create the workspace. If you configure a SharePoint workspace to download “Headers only”, you must download document content after you create the workspace.

A sync icon is appended to documents in the document library to indicate that content is not yet downloaded for these documents.

Document contents need to be synchronized to this workspace

  1. Select the documents you want to download.

    Tip: If you are downloading only one document, you can double-click it to immediately download it.

  2. On the Home tab, click Download Contents, and then click Download.

    The sync icon changes to a download icon while the document is downloading and then disappears from the document item when the document contents are fully downloaded.

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