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You can download all photos from Google Photos at once on Windows PCs using RaiDrive software. Free to download, the tool lets you create a folder on your computer that provides remote access to files in the cloud. That way, just browse Windows Explorer to find and view on your computer your images stored on the Google service.

The folder created by the software makes it possible to view all the files in your Google Photos and also has a download option to download the images on your PC. Here's how to save all photos in your Google Drive to your computer.

Importing photos from Google Drive to Google Photos

Tutorial shows how to download all photos from Google Drive to your PC Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudoTutorial shows how to download all photos from Google Drive to your PC Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudo

Tutorial shows how to download all photos from Google Drive to your PC Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudo

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RaiDrive does not actually download Google Photos files to your computer. During installation, the tool creates a network folder that will sync with your Google Photos account, which will depend on your internet connection permanently to allow access to images. By opening the folder with the photos, the user can actually download them to the computer.

Before you perform this procedure, keep in mind that it depends on a few factors to be successful:

  • Indexing files may take some time to depend on their Internet connection;
  • The quality of the images will depend on the type of setting you set when backing up Google Photos;
  • Images are viewed in Explorer only when the computer is connected to the Internet.

How to access your Google Drive images on your PC

Step 1. After installing the application, access the "Add" option in the top option bar of the software;

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When to start setting up the RaiDrive app to download photos from Google Drive to PC Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Select "Google Photos" and click on the "Drive" gap;

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When to choose Google Photos in software setup RaiDrive Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

Step 3. Choose a letter to create a virtual drive that will be interconnected with RaiDrive. For this example, we choose the letter F;

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By creating a virtual drive for organizing Google Photos images on PC with RaiDrive Photo Software: Playback / Marvin Costa

Step 4. You can name the folder in the location shown in the image below. To finish setting, press "OK";

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When to finish setting up the RaiDrive software to have access to the PC photos from Google Photos Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

Step 5. You will be redirected to the login page of your Google account. Sign in to your account and on the page shown in the image below, press "Allow" to confirm RaiDrive's integration with Google Photos. The synchronization process may take a few minutes to complete;

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By allowing RaiDrive software to access Google Photos files Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 6. At this time, use Explorer to access the "This Computer" directory. Note that a network folder was created with the RaiDrive icon and the name we defined during software setup. Access this folder;

Virtual drive created on Windows by RaiDrive software to display Google Photos images Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaVirtual drive created on Windows by RaiDrive software to display Google Photos images Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Virtual drive created on Windows by RaiDrive software to display Google Photos images Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 7. You will be able to access your photos normally using the explorer as long as RaiDrive is open.

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Folders created by RaiDrive software with Google Photos images on PC Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

How to Finalize RaiDrive Integration with Google Photos

If you have downloaded all the photos you want and no longer need to use RaiDrive, we recommend that you remove access to the app from your Google account to ensure your privacy.

Step 1. Open RaiDrive to display the sync screen of the folder you created. Then tick the cone indicated in the image below. This is when deleting the folder on your computer;

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When to finish syncing RaiDrive with Google Photos Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Go to the Google Account Management page (myaccount.google.com) and sign in with your credentials. On the home page, go to the "Security" section;

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Way to access security settings for a Google Photo account: Playback / Marvin Costa

Step 3. Under "Third Party Apps with Account Access", select the "Manage Third Party Access" option;

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When accessing the screen for managing connected third-party services a Google Photo account: Playback / Marvin Costa

Step 4. Select "RaiDrive" to expand the service information, then press the "Remove Access" button;

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When to remove RaiDrive access on a Google Account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 5. Confirm the action in the "OK" option.

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By to confirm RaiDrive's removal of access on a Google Photo account: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Take the hint to have access to all your photos saved in Google Drive on your PC.

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