Downloading web data directly into Google Drive
Another option for bypassing the local machine and downloading web data directly into Google Drive.
This is a follow-up to my article about using Google Colab with Kaggle completely on virtual machines. Here, I demonstrate how to save any internet download directly into your Google Drive, no need to waste space or time with your local machine!
- Add the “Save to Google Drive” extension to your Chrome browser!
2. After adding the extension and signing into your Google account, select the download destination folder.
3. Navigate to the webpage hosting the data you wish to download.
4. Right click the download link and select “Save Link to Google”.
Note: If you click the “Drive” symbol in the tool bar, a screen capture of the current webpage will be saved.
5. A window will pop-up with the a progress bar for the download.
6. Confirm the file is now in your destination folder.
Now the file is ready to access virtually from your Drive account! If you wish to use his data with Google Colab, jump to the “Loading data from Drive” section from my original article. There, I will demo how to link your Drive with Colab and provide some tips on how to manage the zip file with Colab’s data timeouts.
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