# Google Drive action - Download file
This action downloads contents of a file in Google Drive. File contents can be used in subsequent steps of the recipe to upload the file into other applications.
Only binary files can be downloaded. Trying to download a folder or a Google Docs document will result in an error.
# Input fields
|File ID||The ID of the file. Can be found in the output of other Google Drive trigger/actions, or from the file's shareable link. To get the shareable link, right click on the file and select |
# Output fields
|File contents||The full contents of the file. This is a streaming object. Can be used in |
|Size||Size of the file in bytes.|