Multiple file download for Slack?
August 17, 2020 8:44 AM   Subscribe

We've started using Slack at work and sometimes co-workers upload a lot of images, which I need to download. There doesn't seem to be a way to download all the images at once, so I have to laboriously download them one at a time. Is there a way to download multiples files at once in Slack?
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
 
I just checked with a friend that works in our customer support team and unfortunately, no, there isn't a way to "download all" and select a bunch at once. You have to do it one at a time by clicking the download button.

On the plus side, you can designate a separate directory for downloads, maybe like a /slack-downloads folder so they're all in one place instead of scattered throughout your main hard drive's downloads folder.
posted by mathowie at 9:30 AM on August 17, 2020 [4 favorites]


Your coworkers could potentially upload the images all together in a zip archive.
posted by mekily at 9:47 AM on August 17, 2020


The slack photo preview is very good. You could leave them there and save links to posts? If your team is paid/archiving.
posted by j_curiouser at 9:49 AM on August 17, 2020


Bummer that Slack can't do this, we've agreed that can email me the images.

And thanks for looking/inquiring Matt, good to see ya!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:59 AM on August 17, 2020 [1 favorite]


You can use a program like ODrive to sync the images to your local machine.
posted by flicken at 12:35 AM on August 18, 2020


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