SharePoint Online: Download Files from a CSV using PowerShell

Requirement: Download all files from a CSV file in SharePoint Online

PowerShell Script to Bulk Download All Files from a CSV in SharePoint Online

In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of downloading files from a SharePoint Online site. We’ll be using a CSV file as our source for the download and use PowerShell to download files from SharePoint Online.

I have got a number of files in Excel file and wanted to download them all to my local machine. Here is my CSV file – Tab-separated text file (Because file names may have commas in it, and CSV will break!)

sharepoint online download files from a csv

This PowerShell script downloads all files from a given SharePoint Online site. Creates a log file of all possible failed ones, E.g., The file doesn’t exist on the site!

$SiteURL = ""
$CSVFile = "C:\Temp\KPMG.txt" #Tab Separated file
$DownloadPath = "C:\Temp\KPMG"
$LogFile = "C:\Temp\Error.log"

 Try {
    #Get Data from CSV File
    $CSVData = Import-CSV -path $CSVFile -Encoding UTF8 -Delimiter "`t"

    #Connect to PnP Online
    Connect-PnPOnline -Url $SiteUrl -UseWebLogin

    #Iterate through each Row in the CSV
    foreach ($Row in $CSVData)
        #Prepare the Local Folder
        $FileDownloadPath = $DownloadPath + $Row.ServerRelativeURL.Replace("/","\")
        $FileName = Split-Path $FileDownloadPath -leaf
        $ParentFolder = Split-Path $FileDownloadPath -Parent

        #Create the Target Folder if it doesn't exists
        If(!(test-path $ParentFolder))
              New-Item -ItemType Directory -Force -Path $ParentFolder | Out-Null

        Try { 
            Get-PnPFile -Url $Row.ServerRelativeURL -Path $ParentFolder -AsFile -ErrorAction Stop
            Write-host "Downloaded File" $Row.ServerRelativeURL
        Catch {
            write-host -f Red "Error Downloading File $($Row.ServerRelativeURL) :" $_.Exception.Message
            $Row.ServerRelativeURL | Out-File $LogFile -Append
Catch {
    write-host -f Red "Error:" $_.Exception.Message

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack - SharePoint Expert with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. Love to Share my knowledge and experience with the SharePoint community, through real-time articles!

One thought on “SharePoint Online: Download Files from a CSV using PowerShell

  • Hello!
    you script works fine, except that it ask for the name of the file.
    if I write any name, it will save the structure and the file with the name that I set.
    actually the command get-pnpfile need to be filled with -filename, but for some reason I can’t import any CSV o column with the name related with the file.

    How can I solve this?


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