Amazon Simple Storage Service
Console User Guide

How Do I Download an Object from an S3 Bucket?

This section explains how to use the Amazon S3 console to download objects from an S3 bucket.

Data transfer fees apply when you download objects. For information about Amazon S3 features, and pricing, see Amazon S3.

Important

If an object key name consists of a single period (.), or two periods (..), you can’t download the object using the Amazon S3 console. To download an object with a key name of “.” or “..”, you must use the AWS CLI, AWS SDKs, or REST API. For more information about naming objects, see Object Key Naming Guidelines in the Amazon Simple Storage Service Developer Guide.

To download an object from an S3 bucket

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon S3 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/s3/.

  2. In the Bucket name list, choose the name of the bucket that you want to download an object from.

  3. You can download an object from an S3 bucket in any of the following ways:

    • In the Name list, select the check box next to the object you want to download, and then choose Download on the object description page that appears.

    • Choose the name of the object that you want to download.

      On the Overview page, choose Download.

    • Choose the name of the object that you want to download and then choose Download as on the Overview page.

    • Choose the name of the object that you want to download. Choose Latest version and then choose the download icon.

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