Downloading a folder from Github

September 8, 2019

There are occasions where we might want to download only a folder from someone's Github repository instead of the entire repository (at least for me, yes). After doing some Googling, I finally managed to find the way to do it. This is for Windows.


Outlining the steps involved as follows (using the 'notebooks' folder from my repository as an example):

1) Go to and install TortoiseSVN. Choose your respective OS. Will be good to tick all boxes when installing.

2) For the Github folder url, replace tree/master with trunk. So for example, will become

3) Go to the local folder (on your laptop) where you would like to download the Github folder to. Right-click and select SVN Checkout.... 

4) Indicate the modified url in Step 2 under URL of repository:.

5) Click OK.


Tadah! The folder will be downloaded.


Alternatively, you can make use of the command line, if you're familiar with command line, and write svn checkout after you have TortoiseSVN installed.













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