Download Files Help

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Download Files Help

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I get questions weekly asking for help downloading my files. Most of my files are too large to email. Here are some possible solutions for the most common questions I get:

How to Download a file from

  1. Click on the link that says "Download _______"
  2. It will open up Google Drive. Google Drive is a quick, easy, and FREE way for me to share my creations with you!


Solutions to Common Downloading Problems

  1. Sign out of your account (1 out of 1000 says this fixes the problem) – no idea why!
  2. Make sure you are downloading from my site! If you share a family with someone else they will not be able to download it. I am grateful that Google Drive does this – it helps me ensure users comply with the terms of use =-)  I am sure you missed it by accident, take another quick read at the Term of Use =-)
  3. Try a different browser - For some reason Firefox and ipads act up more than others with google drive. Try to access the file from your home computer on Chrome (my fav) or Internet Explorer. 
  4. Restart Your Computer - Sometimes your computer just needs to clear itself out. 
  5. Look for Downlaod in bottom of screen - some settings start the download in the bottom and people just miss it. 
  6. It says no preview possible & could harm my computer! Sorry, not sure how to get around this. When my files are REALLY big it can't render a preview. So it says that as a standard precaution. If you click download anyway you will be good to go, but I know it is a little alarming, sorry!
  7. As a LAST results you can try to email me 123homeschool4me (at) and I will try to help you fiture it out. This option will take longer as I cannot promise how quickly I can get back to you, you understand I’m a busy homeschooling Mom – but I’ll do my best to make it as quick as possible. The other problem,many of my freebies that are too large to email.

#2 – How do I save/print the file? 

This question has an easy answer – I’ll show you! Click on the upper left tab that says “File” then click on the button “Download” that is almost at the bottom.

Or you can Click the Print button to print off right away.

How to grab Email Freebies

  1. Make sure you signed up to receive 123 Homeschool 4 Me email updates here. Just enter your email address, the CAPTCHA (to make sure your human) and click enter.
  2. Confirm you got the email. If you don't see it within minutes chances are it went into your "other" folder - also known as SPAM. Just look in spam and click "not spam" on the message. 
  3. Check for Freebie listed on welcome email
  4. Get access to any current Email Subscriber Freebies with every email. here is what you'll see:

How to Grab Facebook ONLY Freebies

First you need to like 123 Homeschool 4 Me on Facebook here.

If you have anymore concerns or questions, please feel free to email me at 123homeschool4me (at) 
(NOTE: The @ in my email address is spelled out in paranthesis to help cut down spam.)


  1. Would enlarging images onto poster board be considered reproducing? I just want to make it a larger visual for younger children?

  2. can i print copies off of the sermon notes to be available for kids at church?