I have uploaded a couple folders which contain hundreds of files. Now that I need to download them from a browser at another computer I can't see any other solution than to download them one at a time. Of course I don't have the time to do that, so does that mean I have to go home and create a zipped folder to be able to get everything down with just one click?
I understand your concern. Unfortunately folders cannot be directly downloaded using browser on creative cloud online files. Best way to perform this is you can install creative cloud app on this machine and it will sync the files itself to local creative cloud folder on this machine. or you can use the option you suggested to create a zip file and upload it. For more information you can refer to following link Browse, sync, and manage Adobe Creative Cloud assets.