Wednesday, January 21, 2015

How to Share Large Files over the Internet: 15 Best ways

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Do you need to transfer a large file over the Internet to your friend, but you don’t know how to do it? In this post I am going to explain you the step by step process to transfer large files securely over the Internet.

Direct File Transfer

File transfer websites are nothing but a platform, enabling millions of users around the world to distribute large files within their community of friends, family, colleagues, clients and customers.

1. Sendspace: Sendspace is a file transfer and exchange network. You can upload and share files up to 300MB each, completely free. You can download up to 1GB of files everyday. You can upload and generate share link by just browsing the file or by simply drag and drop.Follow the steps below to share your files with your friends, family, colleagues, Client and customers.

Step 1: Drag file or click browse to upload.

Step 2. Enter your and recipients email id and click on upload.

2. Filemail: Filemail is a file transfer platform which allow users to send files upto 30GB in size without signing in or registration. This is as simple as sending email to your friend. Just enter To and From email id, Add your file and send.

3. WeTransfer: WeTransfer is an another very popular file transfer platform which allow users to send file up to 2GB. For sending files just enter To and From email id, add files and click on Transfer.

4. DropSend: Dropsend is another website which offers to send large files of up to 8GB. Enter To and From email id, Select your file and Click on Send your file.

5. TransferBIGFiles:  TransferBIGFile offer to send files up to 100MB of size.

Cloud Storage Services

A Cloud storage services is a service where cloud service provider maintain and manage users data and make that data accessible over the Internet. We can store and access your data and can also share the data to your friends by changing the data permissions. Below the list of services you can use.

6. Google Drive: Google Drives offer up to 15GB of free space to store your data. You can store and share your files in few clicks. You can the web version or you can download the applications for your Android devices, Mac, iPhone and iPad.

To share your files using Google drive follow the steps below.

Step 1. Login to Google drive account using your Gmail Id. If you don’t have Gmail Id then you can create it for free.

Step 2. Upload your files to Drive by clicking on upload iconicon .

Google Drive file upload

Step 3. File uploaded. Select the file you want to share and Click More>Share…>Share… Sharing settings opens up.

Google Drive file share

Step 4. Change the sharing settings “Anyone with the link” and click save. Copy the link and click on Done. Share the link with your friend.

Google Drive file Share link

7. Drop Box:  Drop Box offers 2GB of free space to store your files. However, you can earn extra free space by referring your friends and Family to Dropbox. There are other options to earn free space. Refer Dropbox official site for details. You can access the web version of the Dropbox or you can download the free applications for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android based devices.

To Share your files using Dropbox follow the steps below.

Step 1. Login to your drop Dropbox account. If you don’t have then create a new one for free. Click on Drop box file upload incons icon to upload a file or dropbox folder upload icon to upload a folder.

Dropbox upload files

2. Once file uploaded. Hover the file to see Share button. Click on Share. A share link page opens up.

share button dropbox

3. Enter email id of the person to whom you want to share the file and click on send.

enter email id to share dropbox

8. Microsoft OneDrive: Microsoft OneDrive offers 15GB of free space to their users. You can access the web version of OneDrive or you can download the application for Windows, Android, Mac OS, iOS, Windows phone or for XBox from the official site of OneDrive.

Follow the below steps to share your files.

1. Login to your OneDrive drive account. If you don’t have create a new one for free. Click on upload to upload files.

UOne drive file upload

2. One uploaded. Select the document and click on Share. Enter email id of the person to whom you want to share the file.

9. Mega: Mega offers 50GB of free space to their customers. Follow the below steps to upload and share files with your friends and family in few clicks.

Step 1. Login to https://mega.co.nz.

Step 2. Once logged in. Click on File upload. You can also upload folder by clicking on Folder upload option.

Step 3. Select file or folder. You can select multiple files or folder by pressing CTRL key.

Step 4. Selected file will be highlighted and a menu will appear. Click on Get link. Click on Copy to clipboard.

Step 5. Paste and Share the link.

10. Box.net: Box.net offers 10GB of free storage to their users. Follow the below step by step  process in order to share files in few click.

Step 1. Open Box.net and log in to account. If you don’t have a Box account then sign up for free account.

Step 2. Upload files to Box and click on share(Top right corner of the page)  button for the file you like to share.

Step 3. Click on send. Enter email id and your personalized message (Optional) and Click on Send.

Browser based P2P File Sharing

Browser based Peer to Peer file sharing services is another way to share file over Internet to your friends and family. The benefits is that you can send unlimited size of file using browser based peer to peer file sharing service. Below the list of website which provide peer to peer file sharing service.

11. JustBeamIt: JustBeamIt is a new peer to peer file sharing service that let you upload files and folder, get a private link and send it to your friend. The service doesn’t require any sign up or registration. The only downside is that the sender can’t close the web page until recipient downloads the file.

12. FilesOverMiles: FilesOverMiles is an another browser based peer to peer file sharing services. Just browse your file you want to send, Get the link and send it to your friend and wait until your friend downloads the file.

13. ShareFest.me: ShareFest.me is a browser based peer to peer free file sharing service.

14. Reep.io : Reep.io is a browser based peer to peer free file sharing service. Just drag and drop or browse your files, get the link and send it to your friend to download to files. This is a browser based P2P transfer so the sender can’t close the webpage until recipient download the file.

15: send-anywhere: Send-anywhere is a simple, free, instant and unlimited file transferring website. Just upload files and get a key of the file and ask recipient to open send-anywhere.com and enter the key and click on receive file.

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