File won’t download from Microsoft Teams

My colleague and me wanted to share a 50MB zip file via Teams. Which looked fine, but MS Teams application would not do anything when I tried to download it.

I tried several things, opening the same location in Sharepoint, moving it to OneDrive, etc. but in the end the following worked for me:

  • Open MS teams in a browser (URL for convenience:
  • Open the same chat in which the file was shared
  • Go to the Files tab
  • Download the file

I’m not sure why Teams app would not download, but atleast this worked for me.

Happy “Not trying to use USB sticks ever again” day to you all!