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Windows 7: How to send a Large File over the internet

25 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
How to send a Large File over the internet

My friend would like to send me a large file (about 6GBS) me and and her have no idea how to do it, since email only lets about 500mb. We tryed sending it through messanger but that failed.

I have no idea

I dont really want to use megaupload because i dont want to then download the file again.

Does Skype have a sending limt?

Any ideas?

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25 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Others than 12 consecutive emails I guess one of the common File-hosters is your next best choice.
Why not burn that stuff onto a double layer DVD and send it via snail mail ?

Or install Drop Box for both of you (Drop Box free allows for up to 2 GB IIRC)

Either way you will have to split the File.
via an archive program like 7zip or WinRar

Or via file splitters like HJSplit

HJSplit - Download

Or your friend sets up a FTP server and creates an account with login for you and you download directly (best with an application that supports resume

FileZilla perhaps?

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25 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

FTP Server. Emails are not good whatsoever for file transferring. And if you have a 6GB file to transfer, I'd suggest buying a flash drive and copying it to that and giving it to her, or mailing it to her.
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25 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7

Opera Unite is likely your best bet, though I've only used it once and that was some time ago. I believe there is no file size limit and transfers are direct, so no uploading to any third party server and no wasted bandwidth.
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25 Apr 2011   #5

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP

You can split the file and send the pieces.

original_file = file1 + file2 + .... + fileN

Use a compression utility like Winrar, Winzip to create an archive of compressed pieces. There should be an option to specify the maximum size of pieces.

Use the same utility later to uncompress the pieces to original file.

Trial versions for zip/rar utilities are usually free for 1 month.
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25 Apr 2011   #6

7x64 SP1

I recommend BitTorrent. Just make a torrent file in uTorrent and don't add any trackers. Then send your friend the .torrent file and she can download it from your computer directly with no worry about having to start over if one of the connections drop.
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26 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

6GB... hmm... Well, you could always split the file in numerous parts and use website such as...

Free large file hosting. Send big files the easy way!
MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service
Free File Hosting, Online Storage &amp File Upload with FileServe One click file hosting name a few. Once something has been uploaded, you will receive a download link. Note that your recipient might have to have to wait between each download (depends on the site). So, the best thing is to upload each part on a different service, so he"she can download the file without waiting too much or buy anything.

There are multiple ways of doing this... some cost money (buying a Flash drive), time consuming (uploading the files - my method), need knowledge (setup an FTP server)

Whatever way you choose to go with, they are all good.

P.S You can archieve your file and split it in the process with WinRAR if needed
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26 Apr 2011   #8


Trend Micro SafeSync can handle file sharing well over 6GB. It's not free but has 30 day free trial

Take a look at this review to get the details
Trend Micro SafeSync Review
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27 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro

You can also upload it on your Google account and share the link to that file, by sending the link by email to your friend. You have about 6,7 Gb, so make sure you have sufficient space. You can later send it to Trash and from there you can choose delete Forever.
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27 Apr 2011   #10
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Use team viewer and send it directly, team viewer is free for non-commercial use;

TeamViewer Download

Regards....Mike Connor
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