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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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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Ever since last Tuesday's windows updates and/or uTorrent's latest update (last week) I keep getting an error on uTorrent startup from "Machine Debug Manager" (see picture). I have uninstall and reinstalled uTorrent as well as going back to an earlier version of  uTorrent. I also found out that BitTorrent now owns  uTorrent so I removed  uTorrent completely along with all the saved settings and installed BitTorrent but the issue persists. Even if I close the popup error a new one will popup again and again until you close the client completely (Task Manager) or by rebooting the PC. Any ideas on how to fix other than removing any Windows updates as I don't want to do that. If you don't know of a known solution then maybe you can recommend another torrent client--thanks
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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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Hi all, I've been working on doing some automated uploads for my website and I came across WinSCP. It seems great, but I'm stuck on the scheduling part. I have the generated code and I'm in the Windows 7 task scheduler. It says I need to add an argument, but do not know what to put there. The code generated doesn't fit. Thanks!
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During and after that shift to cloud, one area that still poses a struggle for many organizations is what to do with their department file shares.
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Hi,
Where can I see meaning to 130 below?
DTM+130:20130619154434EDT:304'

What is ERP below?
ERP+RFF:2:5'

What is ERC below?
ERC+M'
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Hi,

We currently use Dropbox and Google Drive for sharing various different documents and files on a one to one basis... however i'd like to set up a shared folder (hub) and store key files that are used on a regular basis, and not just for once off sharing.


It is important that I can set various different permissions as i don't want various departments updating or editing some of the files and docs.

From your experience, which is a more suitable platform for a shared hub of files (not online docs)? We will always use Google Drive for docs and sheets, but which is better for a file storage repository case... Google Drive or Dropbox?

Here are some example file types and use cases that might explain this better:

- logos
- brand guidelines
- stock images
- templates (code)

It is important that 90% of the team can only read and copy the files, and that senior management are the only members of staff who can edit them.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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I have many winscp ftp website, login, password
Rather than me looking through email, and sms to figure out what the passwords are,

how can I backup the passwords in a file
and use that same file to restore in a new windows 10 computer
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I recently came across a customer that is starting a new business they have 4tb of data in posters and stuff that would like to keep, also they need to have access to the data via the web, they have a fairly new windows server 2008 r2 that i would be adding a bigger HD to it, what would be an easier way for them to be able to access the files from the web, i was thinking VPN, but they have the one server to do it all, I had them get a small pfsense firewall, i guess my question is, What could be a secure easy way for them to access the files while in conferences.
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I was given the task of holding all files(mainly Word, Excel and PDf's)  that 2 sites will use in my location and then the users will map a drive to have access. Permissions will also be an issue not all users can see every folder.
Also we need to think about encryption ( don't need files on server to be encrypted) just the transfer of the files.

We will also need to backup to their location for disster recovery.

We do not want to put files in the cloud.....

Looking for advice, experiences that could help us decide which is the right route to take.
Thanks in advance
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We are looking for an FTP apps that we can click on a folder and get the total size of that folder, including its sub-folders; something like WinDirStat.  The most important is to get the size of the folders.  What FTP can we use?

Note: we are using FileZilla, but there is no option like what we want.
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Which program can be run which will allow you to see FTP folders as a mapped drive?
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Hi,

Background.
a client has multiple users who use Dropbox/SugarSync to enable them to take work home with them. These can be a mixture of business solutions or the free home use software.

A user leaves the company, disgruntled or not, and now has business data at home.

Using OneDrive/Dropbox/Sugarsync solutions is it possible to delete the data on the home PC remotely?

Thanks
Gareth
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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.