vCenter 6.5, Unable to download datastore folder

After upgrade vCenter 6.5 I can't download folder from the datastore (grayed out), saying the "download from datastore not available" but if I select one file then I can download, I want whole folder as a backup purpose

Is that feature removed at 6.5 or any?

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I would also like to know how to do this.

It was easy with vCenter 6 using the old client but the web client doesn't seem to allow it.

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Hey SATVM007​ and karlmujicUGL

     Yes, we cannot download the folder in datastore through webclient. If you still need to download the entire folder with its contents, you can do so through powercli. The following commands can help you download the folder and its contents. I tried this using PowerCli 6.5 Release 1.

PowerCLI C:\> Connect-VIServer <connect to VC>

PowerCLI C:\> Get-Datastore <datastore name> | New-DatastoreDrive -Name <drive>

PowerCLI C:\> Copy-DataStoreItem <drive>:<path to your folder on datastore>\* <Destination Folder> -Force -Recurse

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