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    How to download all the files uploaded to the form (for Mac user)

    Asked by deadcenterfilm on June 03, 2014 at 03:44 AM
    Can you please post a step-by-step for Mac users? 
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on June 03, 2014 at 04:34 AM


    The steps for Windows is very similar with Mac though you will have to use Terminal App. I am not a Mac user but you can try the following guide:

    1. First of all, you will need to have ruby installed on your machine. If you are on a Linux/Mac, it is most likely that you have it pre-installed.

    If you don't have Ruby on your Mac, you can get it here.


    To make sure that the ruby programming language is installed on your machine run the following code on Terminal. (Finder > Applications > Terminal) Or (Applications > Utilities > Terminal)

    ruby -v

    Example of successful output:

    2. Create a download folder on your desktop and place downloadUploadedFiles.rb JotForm.rb files to that folder. You can get these files here: https://github.com/jotform/api-use-cases/tree/master/ruby-uploaded-files-downloader

    3. Open the Terminal app again.Then, go to the folder with downloaded scripts by typing the highlighted code below. In our example the files are on /Users/yourusername/Desktop/download  folder path, so the command is:

    cd /Users/yourusername/Desktop/download

    and then followed by the following command.

    ruby downloadUploadedFiles.rb {apiKey} {formID

    Where {apiKey} is your JotForm Account API Key and {formID} is the ID of the form in question.

    Let us know if you come across any issues.