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Windows 7: Easy way to share large files online?


18 Jul 2013   #1

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Easy way to share large files online?

I recently faced a dilemma. I had three ZIP archives with pictures & videos I took during the trip that I wanted to share with a group of people. Sizes of those files were as follows:

1. 93 MB
2. 240 MB
3. 70 MB

I first tried uploading it to major cloud service providers (Google Drive, Microsoft's Skydrive) but even though uploading those files was not a problem, downloading them was. A user on the other end was required to sign up for an appropriate service (Google or Microsoft account) to be able to download them.

So in light of that I became interested to find out if there's a service that would allow me to share my files without the need for people on the other end (downloaders) to sign up for any service?


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19 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

They all make you sign up for something these days, Drop box might work better for you but that is hard to say for certain. https://www.dropbox.com/
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26 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Profession x64
 
 

You could download Filezilla and set up an FTP server. There is alot of good documentation and it's free. You can disable it when you are done with the transfer and you will have a fun project to do
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26 Jul 2013   #4

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

As long as the permissions are setup correctly for the folder Skydrive rocks,
You can verify the process here,
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=CAA2D...EEEC3C8%211078
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26 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote:
You could download Filezilla and set up an FTP server. There is alot of good documentation and it's free. You can disable it when you are done with the transfer and you will have a fun project to do
The problem with setting up your own ftp server is that most ISPs will not permit operating a server with a standard account. In most cases you would need a business account. Check with your ISP first if you are contemplating this.
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29 Jul 2013   #6

Windows 7 Profession x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Quote:
You could download Filezilla and set up an FTP server. There is alot of good documentation and it's free. You can disable it when you are done with the transfer and you will have a fun project to do
The problem with setting up your own ftp server is that most ISPs will not permit operating a server with a standard account. In most cases you would need a business account. Check with your ISP first if you are contemplating this.
This is true, I didn't ask first when I set mine up I noticed in my case they just changed / renewed my public IP address frequently, in what I assume was an attempt to disrupt access to my server. Other ISPs may not be so nice, or may not care. They are fun projects but like LMiller said the usual caveats apply (ask permission first, don't share copyrighted material etc)
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29 Jul 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by diplo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
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You could download Filezilla and set up an FTP server. There is alot of good documentation and it's free. You can disable it when you are done with the transfer and you will have a fun project to do
The problem with setting up your own ftp server is that most ISPs will not permit operating a server with a standard account. In most cases you would need a business account. Check with your ISP first if you are contemplating this.
This is true, I didn't ask first when I set mine up I noticed in my case they just changed / renewed my public IP address frequently, in what I assume was an attempt to disrupt access to my server. Other ISPs may not be so nice, or may not care. They are fun projects but like LMiller said the usual caveats apply (ask permission first, don't share copyrighted material etc)
Your router will most likely be configured to obtain a public IP address from your ISP via DHCP therefore the address changed

You can pay them money to get a static one

Josh
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