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File Sharing Software

File sharing is the practice of distributing or providing access to digital media, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images and video), documents or electronic books. Common methods of storage, transmission and dispersion include manual sharing utilizing removable media, centralized servers on computer networks, World Wide Web-based hyperlinked documents, distributed peer-to-peer networking (P2P) and cloud-based file syncing.

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For cells in one column, I want to be able to upload a XML file to each cell and have it saved there, and then another user should be able to download this file.

For cells in another column, I want to be able to upload a BMP or JPG file to each cell and have it saved there, and then another user should be able to download this file.

Is this possible to achieve in Google Spreadsheet, or by help from a plug-in?
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What does it mean to be "Always On"?
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What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Hi,

We are migrating our fileserver which has over 3 TB of data to a new server but would like to keep the folders and files structure with the shared and NTFS permissions and date created and modified dates. We do not want to use Robo copy because of it's limitations.

Which tool have you used migrating such a large data and keeping the folders and file structures with it's shared and ntfs permissions?

Thanks,
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Is it possible to bypass the need for a LAMP server (LAMP = the Linux operating system, the Apache HTTP Server, the MySQL relational database management system (RDBMS), and the PHP programming language)?

I am looking for a way to simply put some files on a file share for a specific group and let everyone have access to whatever is required to run the application, but without having access to a full LAMP server.

Can writing php files that conform to newer standards accomplish this?  If not, is there any way to accomplish this without any installs?
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We are running a fairly large peer-to-peer network.  
Recently, the Master Browser failed to list ONE of the computers on the network.
The missing computer is pingable using its IP address.
And, if one uses Start  \\computername it shows up and is added to the local computer's Network list.
When the network list is closed and reopened, it is again missing.
When the computer acting as the Master Browser is turned off, eventually the ONE computer shows up on the Network list .. coming from the new Master Browser.
Nothing else seems out of order.  Everything seems to be working as expected.
But, since the missing computer is *important* to operations, having it missing is problematic.

What could cause this?
What is the fix beyond what we did (which was to turn off the Computer Browser service on the computer which had been the Master Browser)?
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A freind has a samsung 6 phone and wants to be able to tranfer files from his windows computer to the phone over wireless or bluetooth or whatever would be easiest.  Is there an app that can do this for someone with limitied tech skills?  Maybe where the program can be on the computer and you right click a file and tell it to go to the cloud and then it is accessible on the phone?
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Files go missing when using DFS (Distributed File System) Replication and how to recover them and fix it.
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Hi Everyone,

I have a customer that has two locations, and I'm looking to do a shared cloud storage drive mapped as a drive letter to each computer at each location.  I'd much prefer if it could be done via windows login script.  I don't need any certain file permissions, anyone can have access to everything on the drive.

Originally I had looked at Azure file storage, as it was exactly what I wanted, but it doesn't work on Windows 7.  I'm looking at opendrive as they have a webdav, but I'm waiting to hear from them if I can embed the username and password in the login script to map the drive automatically.

Computers are a combination of Windows 7/10, a server 2012 r2 server in one location, and server 2016.  

Both have fast internet access, but there is no vpn connection between them.  

Does anyone have any suggestions or something easy I'm missing to accomplish this?
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We are looking for a self-hosting alternative just like "WeTransfer"


If it could run on a linux server it would be great. (Windows Server is also OK)

We would like the service to be hosted at our servers, because there could be some critical data between.


The thought was :

Enter the URL
"Press here to upload a file"
Upload
Now it generates an unique URL, the costumer can send out via an email.


I Found this http://alternativeto.net/software/wetransfer/?platform=self-hosted
But would like to hear something you could have any experience with.

We are willing to pay for the software, but open source would be great too.
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I have been playing around with one of these Synology NAS devices and am trying to figure out how to configure the device so that I can access the Shared files remotely from a laptop or desktop offsite. I would like to have direct file access like a mapped network location using the "Add Network Location" wizard built into Windows. I mapping using this utility and using: https://(external ip):5501 but am not able to connect. I have 5501 port forwarded to 5001 (which I believe to be the port the Synology device uses.

Has anyone else successfully configured this type of use using this device?
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I am running ubuntu 14, using the built in FTP server.
When I try to connect to it, it connects, but I get this error below

Status:      Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
Status:      Logged in
Status:      Retrieving directory listing...
Status:      Server sent passive reply with unroutable address. Using server address instead.
Command:      LIST
Error:      Connection timed out after 20 seconds of inactivity
Error:      Failed to retrieve directory listing

Yes, I know I can change the setting in filezilla to active mode and then it would work, but that does not solve my problem.  I have a computer running a script FTP'ing files to my linux box, and it stopped working.
The only thing I did yesterday is disable and enable the firewall on the linux box, and it almot seems since then, it stopped working.

I'm thinking the problem is on the linux box?
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Free Tool: Site Down Detector
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Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Hello Experts,

I have problems with BitTorrent Sync on Synology NAS: I have two identical NAS (Synology DS 214, Version DSM 6.1.3-15152 Update 3) where I configured BitTorrent Sync Package (Version 2.3.7-1) to synchronize data between two distant locations.

This worked fine for some months, but recently I found one of the two NAS fails to send new files to the other one. The NAS where it fails contains quite a lot of data (lots more than the other one), the synchronized data (one shared folder) it's about 870 GB, 370000 files in 23500 directories, overall there is about 1,1 TB, 520000 files in 39000 directories - the filesystem is EXT4.

I checked the BitTorrent log and found a large amount of error messages like this:
[20170826 05:26:49.206] MC[1CCF] [18FC]: processing get_nodes message for /NAS_II/<Path>/<Filename>
[20170826 05:26:49.207] MC[1CCF] [18FC]: too many nodes to send 190671, stopping at /NAS_II/<Path>/<Filename>

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I searched for info about this message and found a hint this probably could be solved by increasing the  (https://forum.resilio.com/topic/40934-latest-destkop-build-214/) Max torrent metadata size in advanced preferences.

Question: Does anyone know if there may exist other reasons for these log messages?

Now I tried to change this but found there seems to be a problem with the settings files, it seems for any reason they're not updated after I changed the settings (via BitTorrent Sync's WebGui), when I view the settings after I changed them they look ok, but when I restart BitTorrent Sync and check the settings they're turned back to the values they had before.

I found the settings are stored in a file settings.dat
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Hi All,
We are looking to migrate to Office 365, and as part of that we are looking to move the current files from a Windows based File Share to either SharePoint or OneDrive.  (I understand that even using DropBox would be affected the same way)

We know that one department makes use of external links within spreadsheets, and I want to get an idea of how many other files are out there.

Does any one know of a way to find these files?
Is there software or a way to use windows search to find them?

Thanks in advance
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I have a Mac where I use Parallels to use PowerPoint to create a presentation.

#1 It seems that MS did not give a viewer for PowerPoint files on a Mac. True or False?

#2 Can I Host GTM on the Mac, then open Parallels and Windows to demo a PP presentation?

#3 If I log onto GTM from Windows, then I assume any potential problems go away.

True?
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My friend says her MacBook locks up when she start using Dropbox. And neither of us like Google, so Google Drive is out.

"Large": 250 MB or so...

What is a good free platform for large file sharing?

I could delete the file after transferred, if there is a cap on the file space permitted...

It needs to work on Windows also, but mainly Mac.

Thanks.
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Hi All,
    I am trying to find a program or find a way to have files hosted on different locations on our network and have the users click on a link via email that will take them to the file share that is on their network based off of their IP.  What we are looking to do is below

We are creating a couple of how to videos and want to share them via local network shares since all locations use the main site for internet that was not an option.  We do have local servers at each location and we planned on using that but we didn't want to send a different link to each location looking for something that will allow us to use one link to send out to all users.  Thank you for your help.
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Can someone recommend a safe Bit Torrent downloader for Mac OS X Sierra?  Previously the user has Utorrent, but MalwareBytes Mac 3  and Trend Micro quarantined them.

I told the user that the 'torrents' are where all the Ransomware for Mac seems to originate from, so they have been warned.  

Thanks.
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The share option often doesn't have my standard location available.  As result I have my files spread over everywhere as I use what is available on the share menu.

 I would like to standardize on where I store my files, I currently have Evernote, Microsoft OneNote, Qfile a QNAP NAS Utility,  Dropbox, Box, Google Drive,  sometimes the iOS mail shows up in other times it’s just the Gmail app.

 I’ve checked the “More” menu and unfortunately the app I want to use is not included there either.

 I am thinking about standardizing on Dropbox but if it often doesn’t show as an option it kind of defeats the purpose.

 I have tried nightly to round up the information that I’ve spread around during the day and move it into my standard location but that is quite a pain.
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Hi,

We are looking for a self hosted 'dropbox' style software that will give us all the functionality of dropbox, but with the program and master copy of the files hosted on our server.
We currently have dropbox installed on our server and have shared the folder using windows shares for approx. 10 local computers. As the files are hosted in dropbox, we are able to give access, via dropbox, to a number of external users and organisations. This is great, as they can view files from the web portal, laptops and mobile devices - without any complex configuration.

Our issues with dropbox are:

1. It's not really designed for this sort of scenario (shared over the LAN), but we dont want to install the client on every computer, as files wont be locked when in use by other users which leads to duplicates. Additionally, if dropbox crashes on one computer, and the client doesn't notice, it will lead to a backlog of unsynced files. Multiply this by 10 computers and it can get rather messy.

2. Dropbox doesn't officially run as a system service, which means a user account must always be logged in on the server. It is also increasingly prone to crashing. We are increasing having to log into the server to restart dropbox

3. As external users and organisations increase, it’s becoming increasing difficult to track the amount of dropbox accounts and shares that we have

4. Dropbox is usually stuck syncing thousands of files to their server, and is never fully upto date with the…
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I started with Dropbox for a large directory of files on one computer and it offers dropbox links for all of the files. I activated dropbox on a new computer and it picks up all the files that the first computer has but the files don't offer dropbox links. What needs to be done to get dropbox links on both machines?
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Hello

I am using Dropbox to backup my computer files.
If I'm hit with a virus, normally my files that are on my Dropbox (located on my Drive) will be infected.
What about those on the cloud at Dropbox.com ?
Are they safe ? I mean if I format my PC and redownload Dropbox files... will I get the virus-free version ?
Thanks.
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Hi there I'm setting up an FTP server over SSL using IIS manager on windows server 2012 r2. I have gotten to the point where I've set up the FTP server and when I try to connect internally using winSCP it establishes the TLS connection but when reading the directory I get the error "Transfer channel can't be opened. Reason: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it. Could not retrieve directory listing. Data channel timed out."
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I have a very simple exports files

/chroots   cati.vm.domain.com(rw,sync)
/chroots/talex/myhome web.vm.domain.com(rw,sync)


The first one has been there and works fine - the second one, I can't get to work... not sure if it's because I the second export is a subdir of the first?.... but when I try to mount it on the client, it just hangs and never completes.

Here is the fstab config I am using

192.168.1.29:/chroots/talex/myhome  /mnt/talexftp  nfs  _netdev,soft  0  0

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any ideas?
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I have many large folders on the server that I believe no one is using. I would like to set up logging over the next six months to verify no one is accessing them. Then I can safely archive the folders.

This is running on a Windows 2012 R2server.

I am finding software to report on this that is too expensive. I'd rather use windows event logging to track this or anything less than $150.

How is this set up and how do I report on this?
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I have a potential new client that needs help.  They currently have 3TB of data stored on Dropbox.  They are a design firm and the files are fairly large, between 800MB and 1GB per file.  Since their desktop computers do not have space to store all 3TB of data, they use selective sync and/or visit the Dropbox website and download the file the need.  They are spending too much time waiting for files to upload/download and are asking me for a better solution.  One option is to install a NAS with a gigabit switch.  This solution will help with when working from within the office but how about when someone wants to work from outside the office?  

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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File Sharing Software

File sharing is the practice of distributing or providing access to digital media, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images and video), documents or electronic books. Common methods of storage, transmission and dispersion include manual sharing utilizing removable media, centralized servers on computer networks, World Wide Web-based hyperlinked documents, distributed peer-to-peer networking (P2P) and cloud-based file syncing.