How to Download Photo Album from Dropbox to Mac?

We all know about Dropbox, don’t we? With mountains of data at our perusal, sometimes storage of these massive volumes of data could be a cumbersome task. Dropbox is a cloud-based file hosting service which offers services like cloud storage of data and file synchronization. It is mostly used to backup photos, videos and other large files online. However, when you use Dropbox through its official website, there is a certain limitation for file size for both uploads and downloads. The file size limit for upload is 10 GB or less for each file. And, it is not possible to download an entire folder from Dropbox’s website which has a total size of over 1 GB or contains over 10,000 files. Fortunately, there is a solution. You can use the official Dropbox Desktop Application to download an entire photo album. Check out the steps below to know how to do it. However, before you do this, make sure you have an account on Dropbox.

Following are the steps to undertake in order to download an entire photo album from Dropbox to a Mac based computer:

  • Go to and sign in with your account.
  • Click "Files" located at the left side of the window.
  • Navigate to the photo album which you want to download.
  • Click on the empty space to the right of the album's name to select it. (Do not click on the album’s name or the icon will open the folder instead)
  • Click "Download" button located at the top of the window.
  • Your browser will prompt you to save a .zip file. Click on "Save" and specify a location to download if your browser asks for it. The zip file will now be downloaded to your Mac based computer. You can access the zip file from the location where your browser normally downloads files or the location which you selected when your browser prompted you for it.
  • This downloaded zip file will contain the photo album. Extract it to access its contents.
  • Done.

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