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Download File

Automation Workshop includes the Download File Action that can download one or multiple files from a remote server to the local machine. It supports all FTP variants and cloud services.

The Download File Action is one of the 3 fundamental no-code building blocks for FTP and cloud transfer automation. Other 2 Actions are—Upload File and Synchronize Files Action.

Features & highlights

YouTube video · Automate file transfer on OneDrive

Usage examples

  • Monitor a remote FTP server for new files, and download the file from the remote FTP server automatically, as soon as the new file is created on the server. Then, send the file as an email attachment or simply print it. All automatically, no coding is required!
  • It can be used with a Task Scheduler to download files or directories regularly—on hourly, daily, weekly, or custom schedule basis.
  • Launch Scheduled Task daily, to download files from a remote server and store them into a local storage server using Active Directory user credentials, and inform users via email that new files have arrived.
  • Download server log files automatically from multiple remote Linux servers using Loop Actions such as the For Each, and later archive them using the Zip Files Action.


  • Download · Choose files to download from a remote server.
  • Options · Limit transfer speed, choose transfer mode, preserve file timestamp.




Automation Workshop includes many more awesome Triggers and numerous Actions to aid you to automate any repetitive computer or business task by providing state-of-the-art GUI tools.

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