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FIle Transfer of Large Files

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#1 saxylady


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Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:47 PM

I'm "researching" ways to transfer large files rather than using e-mail. We occasionally have to transfer large art-type files and it is very slow. Looking into box.net, rapidshare, 4shared. Any opinions or suggestions?


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Posted 14 June 2011 - 09:09 PM

Before proceeding, I would suggest creating backup folder on the hard-drive for your image just in case there's a chance of losing your artwork. If I may ask, are you sending the image to someone or to a different computer that you own?
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 09:18 PM

In my experience www.mediafire.com is the best free downloading website. Rapidshare and the likes of are lousy and used mostly for pirating. Their free downloading services are limited (both in speed and only single downloads at a time) and you can only download a certain amount of data per hour or something. Mediafire is pretty much limitless and very excellent for all the free services it provides.
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:40 AM

Although this is a fairly old topic now, and the OP has probably arrived at a strategy for sending large files, the attached link provides an overview of some potential solutions.

However, as always, it's best to research thoroughly the utilitities you use, prior to their use!
Terms and conditions should be read and understood and security/custody/ "ownership" of the file content is important.
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:22 PM

I would theorize that some sites may not take files that are larger than the limit that's been set by the administrator. Like with Photobucket or Flickr, for example, they have size limits for images and/or video files; size limits may apply to email accounts too. Also be aware that some larger images can cause a lag, not just for your computer, but it may cause a lag for other people's computers too. So it maybe best to scale the image down a bit (like with Paint or Photoshop) so it'll help make the transfer or upload a bit easier.

Edited by Stargon, 15 June 2011 - 03:24 PM.

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#6 Daniel Sky

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:27 PM

Emails are not really suited to send large files. Try Binfer which specializes in large file transfers. It is as easy as email, but without the size limitation. You can send hundreds of file without reducing their size. And, you don't have to upload them anywhere, they transfer directly from computer to computer. The site is http://www.binfer.com

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:59 AM

There are many online resources that you can use them to transfer large size files over the internet. You can use BigFileBox, DropSend, Pando, Driveway, HotShare etc.

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