Notice: important security update for Drive document URLs and resource keys. For more information, refer to Access link-shared files using resource keys

Files: export

Exports a Google Workspace document to the requested MIME type and returns exported byte content. Note that the exported content is limited to 10MB. Try it now.

Request

HTTP request

GET https://www.googleapis.com/drive/v2/files/fileId/export

Parameters

Parameter name Value Description
Path parameters
fileId string The ID of the file.
Required query parameters
mimeType string The MIME type of the format requested for this export.

Authorization

This request allows authorization with at least one of the following scopes:

Scope
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive.file
https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive.readonly

Some scopes are restricted and require a security assessment for your app to use them. For more information, see the authentication and authorization page.

Request body

Do not supply a request body with this method.

Response

If successful, this method returns the file content as bytes. For a list of Google Workspace documents and MIME type conversion formats, see Google Workspace documents and corresponding export MIME types.

Try it!

Use the APIs Explorer below to call this method on live data and see the response.