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Download all files from Shopify Files to your computer

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Use the Matrixify app to easily download all files from Shopify Files (Shopify Admin -> Settings -> Files) section to your computer.
Shopify does not offer this option natively so let’s look into how you can now do this with the Matrixify app.

Steps in short to download Shopify Files

  1. Export Shopify Files using the Matrixify app.
  2. In a new column, add a formula ="curl "&[Link]&" -o "&[File Name].
  3. Open your Terminal or Command Prompt, go to the needed directory, and paste all the curl lines from your file.

1. Exporting Shopify Files data

First, we need to get all the existing Shopify File links and their file names.

Create a new export in the Matrixify App.
Select the “Matrixify: Excel” export format, and select to export “Files“.

Open the “Advanced” tab in the “Files” section and using the “Add | Remove” button select to only export the columns File Name and Link.

You do not need to select any other checkboxes or change any of the export options. The default ones will work just fine here.
Your Shopify Files export should look like this:

1 - Export Shopify Files Excel CSV Matrixify app

Once the export is set up, click on the “Export” button at the bottom or top of the export page to start your export.

You can read our “How it works” page if you wish to learn more about setting up your Shopify exports with Matrixify.

2. Construct curl command from Shopify File links

Once the export is finished you can download the file.
As only two columns were selected to export, that is what you should also see in the exported file.

Now in the third column in your file, add this formula in the second row:

  • on Windows ="curl "&B2&" -o "&A2
  • on MacOS ="curl '"&B2&"' -o "&A2

2 - Export Shopify Files Excel CSV Matrixify app - cosntruct curl command to download Shopify Files

Drag/copy that formula for all other rows in your file.
So now your file should look like this:

3 - Export Shopify Files Excel CSV Matrixify app - cosntruct curl command to download Shopify Files

3. Paste the curl lines in your Terminal/Command Prompt

Now that you have the curl lines set up.
Open terminal/command prompt in your computer:

  • on Windows – press Windows+R, type cmd  and press Enter/OK.
  • on MacOS – click the Launchpad icon, type Terminal in the search field, then click Terminal.

Once you have the Terminal/Command Prompt open, it will be in the home directory on your computer.
Using cd command, navigate to the folder where you wish to save the Shopify Files.

I can see that my home directory is C:\Users\renyr

4 - navigate terminal to download Shopify Files

Using cd command, navigate to the Downloads folder by writing the relative path from your home directory:
To go to your Downloads directory, type cd Downloads

6 - navigate terminal to download Shopify Files

Once you are in the downloads directory, open your Excel file and copy all the rows from the column with curl command lines.
Paste the lines in your Terminal/Command Prompt and the files will start downloading as soon as you have pasted them.
Do not close the Terminal/Command Prompt until you see that the last image has finished downloading.

7 - Download all Files from Shopify Files with Matrixify Excel CSV

Congratulations! You have downloaded all Shopify Files from your store into your computer.

8 - Download all Files from Shopify Files with Matrixify Excel CSV

Good to know!