Downloading Output Files

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Download options
Browser download
CLI download

Download options

You are given four unique options for downloading your output files for each completed analysis. These options have certain benefits and limitations that make them appropriate for different circumstances, as explained in the table below.

Download method Benefits Limitations
Web browser
  • The easiest option for many users
  • No ability to resume failed or interrupted downloads
  • Unreliable for large files
  • Limited to one file at a time
10x Genomics Cloud CLI
  • Reliable for large files
  • Allows you to resume failed or interrupted file downloads
  • Requires installation and use of the 10x Genomics Cloud CLI
curl
  • Reliable for large files
  • No external software required
  • No ability to resume failed or interrupted downloads
wget
  • Mostly reliable for large files
  • No external software required
  • No ability to resume failed or interrupted downloads
  • Less reliable than 10x Genomics Cloud CLI and curl

Browser download

Individual files can be downloaded directly through your web browser. This option is most appropriate for small files such as the web_summary.html.

In order to download an output file through your browser, select any file in your output files table and click on the Browser Download button, highlighted in the screenshot below.

Browser download

This button will be temporarily disabled when multiple files or folders are selected.


CLI download

Any number of output files and entire output directories can be downloaded through the CLI options. After selecting one or more output files or folders, you can generate commands for your downloads using a CLI by clicking on the CLI Download button.

CLI download

Next you will encounter a dialog box asking you to select your operating system and preferred download method.

The recommended CLI download method is using the 10x Genomics Cloud CLI. This tab will contain a txg command that you can copy and paste into your terminal, and this download method provides advanced features that are not contained in the alternative download options.

If you prefer to use curl or wget, or if you are downloading on a machine that does not have the 10x Genomics Cloud CLI installed, these options are available on the CLI download dialog.