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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Sorry, I set up 2 machines - 1 that has onedrive and one that has onedrive for business installed.

I keep being told the only similarity / continuity between them is the first part of their name - onedrive.  They are entirely different animals?! the ODFB runs on sharepoint?  

Am I missing something?  They seem to have the same functionality.

I am most familiar with Dropbox.  So if you can put things into comparision with Dropbox, that would help me understand things better : )
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Cross Forest Migration of File Server Resource manager 2012r2
I am planning to migrate FSRM server from domain A to domain B. The server has 18 folders each of those folders have different local security group and each group has domain A members associated with it.

Since I am going to migrate the server, How do I proceed and with what tools? The client I am doing the migration for want this migration without downtime since majority of the users are working from the file server online editing and changing stuff.

Would robocopy be a good option and if users keep changing everything all the time how do I sync changes?
If i want to take a different kind of migration way like not using ADMT or Robocopy but Disjoin fileserver from domain A and join it to domain B and add all users would that suffice?

How am I going to change all the mapped folders for all users who are migrated to the B domain ? any tool or is it possible to use GPO to detect and change all mapped folders?

I made a backup copy of a 1TB hard drive on a new, clean 1TB hard drive (let's call it Drive B) a few days ago. No hassles, no problems.

Today, 5/17/2018, I went to move some files from Drive B into my laptop to do a little work on them. These files were in a folder on the first drive:

Past Years/2016/Previous Months/08/27/shows

After I made the corrections I saved the files back to the SAME folder. Later, I went back in to check them and saw that the dates of ALL the files in that folder--including the ones I never touched when I worked on the few that I did--showed the date information as: Date Created 5/17/18.

What the heck is going on here?

How does the date get changed on files like this? This makes replacing some files with the same name a really confuding task!!!
I would like to use either a vb script or Powershell script to query a list of computers contained in a text file to find the following information:

1. Does the computer have Dropbox or Box installed? If yes, put computer name in first column of .csv file.
2. Put "Dropbox" or "Box" in second column
3. For the computers with Dropbox or Box, show the size of the Dropbox or Box folder
4. For the computers with Dropbox or Box, show the number of shared folders in the Dropbox or Box folder.

I don't need or want to see the names of the shared folders, just the number of shared folders for each computer.

Application for enabling users to move files with paths and permissions.

I am managing a large traditional file store seen by users as a mapped drive.

This has grown huge and has been a dumping group for data for a decade. What I want to do is clean up the data and get a handle on security. To this end I have assigned a user from each department as controller of a root folder so the sales folder has someone in sales that is responsible the Finance folder has someone in finance responsible etc.

I have very good backups of this data and now want each of these users to go into their respective folders and delete / archive old data. The question is how do I have them archive the old data. The ideal way would be for the archive data to be moved to an identical path on a separate archive drive.

I will have to give the users permissions to the entire tree they are managing which is ok but I don't want them to simply drag and drop files / folders to a root Archive folder, I really want to keep the structure so the archived documents can be searched later (this will be very infrequently) Are there any programs I can use for this, a file commander type application that is friendly enough for select end users (these are slightly higher skill level users and could have some training)

Any suggestions would be great! This is a 2016 windows AD environment.
I've a problem with Files being locked the network and server are several years old and this has only just started to happen.

The file shows as "File Locked by network user", I've Win 10 Pro clients with 2008 R1 file server, the file is not shown as being locked on the server.  This particular .DOCX file was used by one user who has restarted but the lock remains.

Is there a tool to better show file locks other than Comp Man\Shared Folders\Open Files?

Thanks in advance.
Unable to access FTP server using local account created.  Ftp server is 2003 and not using IIS, but OpenSSH.
User seems to have all the permissions needed to access through WinSCP, but I keep getting the access denied message when attempting to connect.
I'm not sure whether or not I did not add this user somewhere with permissions, whereas I am not an avid FTP server administrator.
Any help would be appreciated.
I am currently in a trial with Citrix Sharefile... but find the pricing a bit too much for our company at the moment..   Love the features .. Large File send.. Encryption .. all integrated into Outlook.   In my email signature I have a link for people that need to send me files... etc..etc..     Does anyone know of any other companies that offer this type of service that might not be as expensive?


Hello Experts,

At our business, we use both Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Creative Cloud (CC).  Due to the nature of the work, we would like to permit the CC users to continue to save and  share work to the Adobe Cloud.  We would like to block saving and sharing to the Adobe Cloud for the Acrobat DC users because we want them to use MS OneDrive.

We can do this if we purchase the higher priced licensing but we are trying to avoid that.
The firewall is not an option because if off-site users do not log in using the VPN, the firewall rules are bypassed.

Any suggestions or recommendations?

Thank you,
Steph M
Dear expert

I would like to know how FTP works with file modification time.

When you get something from ftp the windows is showing the file is created by yesterday, not today when you received, I mean when you write something to the disk, OS should write the create time is today right? But it doesn't why is that?

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I am looking for an FTP program that can download files, send files, then copy those files to local folders, delete files from local folders and then send an email notification out to users that the file has arrived etc..
I want all this to be triggered with one double click, after configuration.
I would like to modify this portion of an FTP script so that it does try to look at the LOCAL folder to compare files with the REMOTE folder - and then try to delete those files on the REMOTE FOLDER.
I simply want the script to download the files found in the REMOTE folder to the LOCAL folder, Delete the files in the Remote folder - but not to delete anything in the LOCAL folder..

    (echo open %ftpserver%
    echo user %username% %password%
    echo bin
    echo cd %remotedir%
    echo lcd "%localdir%"
    echo mget *.*
    echo quit
    ) | ftp -n -i
    exit /b

    (echo open %ftpserver%
    echo user %username% %password%
    echo cd %remotedir%
    (for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /b /a-d "%localdir%\*.*"') do @echo dele "%%~a")
    echo quit
    ) | ftp -n -i -d
Someone asked me if he can setup three computers in his home to share a OneDrive for Business drive.  I'm not sure if this is possible and if so how to set this up.
I've changed the configuration of FTP on my Synology NAS from unencrypted to encrypted.
When I now attempt to connect using Filezilla the directory listing never appears:
Status:	Connecting to XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:21...
Status:	Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
Status:	Initializing TLS...
Status:	Verifying certificate...
Status:	TLS connection established.
Status:	Logged in
Status:	Retrieving directory listing of "/My_Remote_Directory"...
Command:	CWD /My_Remote_Directory
Response:	250 CWD command successful.
Command:	TYPE I
Response:	200 Type set to I.
Command:	PASV
Response:	227 Entering Passive Mode (XXX,XXX,XXX,XXX,XXX,242)
Command:	MLSD
Error:	Connection timed out after 20 seconds of inactivity
Error:	Failed to retrieve directory listing

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I've set Filezilla to use Passive transfer mode

My NAS settings are NAS Settings
We are looking for an alternative to SharePoint Foundation 2010 which is coming to end of life.
There is the possibility to move to Foundation 2013 (still free), but this also has only a few years of life left.

There are a confusing amount of possible alternatives out there and before I start sifting through them I thought I would ask the Experts what they thought.
We are happy to have either a cloud based or on premise solution and although what we have now is free we would be prepared to pay a little for something that has wow appeal.

We are a construction company and use SharePoint as a document store, photo gallery and very basic workflow (question/answer lists) for each of the 5 - 10 projects we are working on. What we like most is it is storage with meta data (who posted, who modified, when and various custom columns we have created) much more useful than just storing in folders as we did in the past. More document management than collaboration.

Our Intranet (only AD users are ever likely to to use it) needs are:

1. Storage for Word, Excel, PDF files with meta data we can add (Who, When, Where, Custom Columns etc), and batch upload/download.
2. Very simple Workflow. An uploaded or emailed document sits there until it has been actioned, after which it becomes easily identifiable as complete.
3. Photo Gallery - Single or multiple uploads, Albums, Thumbnail views, Auto Date stamping, Indexing.
4. Custom permissions on each site and within each site for …
i am looking one FTP Server /solution which can perform these

1)integrate with AD for authentication
2)per user i can map specific  folders  only (for example if he/she login to she/he can see only folders assigned to her/him back in FTP Server)
3)network shares (on NAS) can be mapped in FTP Server

ultimate goal is to provided users shared folders to work out of office without VPN
please anyone can guide regarding this ?
We’re having an issue with Autocad DWG files not locking when opened by a user.  A user will open a file on a windows share and start to edit, then another user will open the same file and the first user’s session will go from read/write to read only.  Here’s the rub:  It’s incredibly inconsistent.  Most of the time it works as advertised, but once or twice per day (70 users in the environment) someone will complain that it just went read-only for no reason.  The way it’s supposed to work is, when a file is opened the original gets changed from a .dwg to a .bak and a .dwl and .dwl2 file is written to the same directory to “lock” the file so other users can’t edit it.  The problem seems to be that sometimes the .dwl and .dwl2 files aren’t written to the share for 15 or 20 minutes (sometimes not at all) instead of writing there immediately (as far as I can tell).  When user 2 opens the same file, their computer will not see a .dwl or .dwl2 file and then it will create them, locking user 1’s drawing mid-flight.
Autodesk says this can be caused by network latency.  But I’ve checked and any users having the issue have <1ms ping to the server.  I’ve filtered out .dwl and .dwl2 files from antivirus but it seems to continue to happen.

All users on windows 10 x64 hard wired in, not on wifi
Server is 2008r2
Users all in the same permission groups
Having issues with FTP in IIS 6.0.  For some reason when trying to login with FileZilla I get the following error EAI_NONAME.
WEBDAV SSL issue with FileExplorer.

IE have the necessary trusted sites. This has also worked without issues before.

Doing some reflection I found the dates, from the "verify that you want to stay logged in(new box appeared 3 month ago)" till today, it is about 3 month (90 days)
Could this be a "grace period" for authentication ?

To me it is kinda clear this is a Authentication issue. Logging back into the site from IE, solves the fileshare "access denied". This works till computer is restarted.

Does anyone have an input/fix for this issue ?
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Can someone help me with best ways to setup departmental file share for our organization.  Should we use a 3rd party tool, or used built-in functionality from Windows and/or Office 365.  We do have Office 365, and both Linux and Windows Servers available.  I'd like to hear everyone's ideas.

I’m mainly interested in getting a solution as this problem has been irritating me for about 10 days now and I have connected both with Apple support and branchfire support ( the developers of the I-annotate app), you guys are my last resort and I really hope to get some help please.

Noor Mohamed
Hi Experts,
we are having major issues with the data transfer to an azure server for RDS (remote desktop services) from an Azure vault. The process fails whereas before restoration did work. Something seems to have  changed.

We have approx 300gb successfully uploaded to an azure container , however
During the remote session we replicated the issue on the source server “xxxserver” with the exact same error.
We also tested selecting “Individual Files and Folders” option for where we were able to transfer over 100MB with success. Albeit at a slower speed than under the volume option.
Microsoft is raising this issue internally and will provide further feedback.
In the meantime, we had agreed to wait for tonight’s schedule backup to occur of server “xxxserver”. Once completed, initiate a “Individual Files and Folders” recovery of the entire C volume to the F: drive of server “AZxxx-FS01” and let it run over the weekend.

We have contacted Microsoft but don’t seem to be getting anywhere,
Is there a faster way to upload documents into the RDS server than transferring from azure container?A key issue is that the data needs to remain intact with original file name and structure.
so if there is software that allows VSS file transfer into the azure platform can do the transfer.

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Please find below a summary of the problem scope we agreed upon for this support request. It details what I will focus on and under what specific conditions …
I want a local based office documents management system, I don't mind on a local nas server or something like that. We have a lot of sales employees who get a take invoices and receipts. and it just keeps piling up. I think a paperless office is the way office. scan it, shred it, search and use it anytime.

some features I can find online:

1. Approval Workflow

An invoice, a vacation application or another document needs to be approved by one or several people before next steps?

2. Sharing

Share documents, folders, sections or even the whole account to anyone you like. With "View" permissions they can only see the document; with "Edit" they can also edit the meta data.

3. Notifications

Set and get automatic notifications for changes in documents, folders or sections as often as you choose.

4. File versions

You can upload a new version of a document and preserve the existing metadata and all earlier versions of the file

5. Reminders

Whenever you need a notification at a certain date and time, just set up a reminder!

6. Powerful search

We have built in a powerful search so you can search documents not only by the file name but also document's title and metadata,

I have a mac and android mobile phone both connectes to same wifi.
how can i use my android to control mac.
few things that i want to do is.
play youtube video from mobile to laptop.
or browse o. chrome.

What is the cheapest most sercure way to share data between 21 remote sites, the cost of linking all sites via VPN’s would be too much for the company.
Thank you for any suggestions in advance.

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.