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Windows 7: Need a fast way to transfer files over the internet

02 May 2010   #1
xcode18

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Need a fast way to transfer files over the internet

Hello


I know this question should not be asked here, but Id like to get the answer from experts


so, I have 2 pcs, one in my house and the other is in my dads office, I wana transfer 1.5GB to my computer, Ive used Logmein Pro, but it seems slow, what do u recommend ? , I want the fastest way.


Thanks in advance


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02 May 2010   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Hello Xcode, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The transfer can only be as fast as the upload bandwidth. If your upload speed is let's say 1 Mbps, you can upload a 1.5 GB file in about 3 hours 30 minutes, upload speed 2 Mbps needs 1 hour 45 minutes to send the same file.

These are estimated times, requiring that the full upload bandwidth is used to that specific upload.

You can try to compress the file thus making it smaller, and upload a zip or rar archive. The size of the archive depends on what kind of file you compress.

Kari
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02 May 2010   #3
xcode18

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

can I use Fillezilla ?
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02 May 2010   #4
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Sure you can but that doesn't change the upload bandwidth limitations.
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02 May 2010   #5
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

In order to use a program like FileZilla you'd need to setup an FTP server on one of the machines you're using. From what I can tell, this seems like it would be a bit of a project for you. I recommend you continue using LogMeIn Pro. If that is too slow, you can always use an online storage option so that your dad can upload the file overnight and you can download it overnight as well.

Online Storage | Share Files with Shared Folders | Windows Live SkyDrive

The SkyDrive will basically allow your dad to tell his computer that he would like to share certain folders with his skydrive account. This should upload those files/folders to his account. Once they're uploaded, you should be able to log in via sharing and download whatever files he has chosen to share.

Note: This won't increase your bandwidth, in fact it will make it slower since your dad has to upload and then you get to download once he has finished. However, its a bit easier because your dad won't have to upload files each time he places them in the folder, they'll be uploaded automatically and you can likely setup your computer to download those files automatically.
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02 May 2010   #6
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Use Dropbox to sync the files. It installs a folder on your computer inside "My Documents" (or wherever you specify). Any files you drop in there will be synced to other computers you install Dropbox to automatically. You're provided with 2GB free space and unlimited bandwith. Also, multiple revisions of files can be kept.
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03 May 2010   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, your upload speed is the #1 thing. It's like having a massively awesome fire engine that can pump out 50,000 gallons of water per second. If you pull up and attach a garden hose that only supplies 1/15th of a gallon of water per second...there is really nothing on the truck you can tweak to increase the quantity of water that the garden hose is supplying.
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03 May 2010   #8
xcode18

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

thx for all the help
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03 May 2010   #9
kurahk7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can also transfer it onto an external drive (e.g. flash drive) which would be way faster.
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04 May 2010   #10
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kurahk7 View Post
You can also transfer it onto an external drive (e.g. flash drive) which would be way faster.
He doesn't state how far his dads office is, so if it is very far away, then it may be slower.
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