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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How to send large files for free?

I use WeTransfer but that limits files to 2 GB.

What other free options allow a large filesize?

HI Linux Experts

we have in our environment EMC clariion and VNX5300 both working as SAN and NAS  

we moved everything to VSAN even our file servers we are using right now virtual appliance like Nexenta Store ans EMC unity

till now we dont have any  issues with these virtual appliance but we have any machine which read data from our file system  one file system shared (( SMB for windows users and NFS for this machine and linux users ))

but this old machine can understand only NFS V2   when i try to mount a shared file system from Nexenta store or EMC unity it dose not work

so i tried to mount for test this file system on centos VM with this command

 # mount -t nfs -o vers=2 192.168.111:/sword /swordone/
mount.nfs: mount point /swordone is not a directory
 # mount -t nfs -o vers=2 /swordone/
mount.nfs: requested NFS version or transport protocol is not supported

so the issue look like NFS V2 not supported on these new virtual appliance or maybe cloud be another reason

so my question do you know any virtual appliance work as NAS 100 % can support NFSV2   something like freenas or anything that i can make test with to make sure the issue not related to NFS V2

any idea here ?
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 : )
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?

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?

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 …
Having issues with FTP in IIS 6.0.  For some reason when trying to login with FileZilla I get the following error EAI_NONAME.
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 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.
Hello Experts

I have attached file that I'm unable to read as I don't what application is used to open the file, or the format of the file.

Can someone let me know how to determine the file type so that I can open it?


linux ftp script that upload files to an local server behind the same firewall, works fine manually but when the script is ran i get the following error  Please log in with USER and PASS first. getting error passive mode refused.

ftp -n -i -p test-ts <<END
user username password
any free web file server with modren interface for iis  ?
What is best practice or what have you used that hasn't failed?
  • Creating a hidden share from file server for all group policy images, icons, apps etc.
  • Creating a folder in netlogon for items mentioned along with logon scripts etc.

*desktop wallpaper images, icons for websites, gp applications, etc.

I have read a few forums where techs would share from their DC and sysvol. I feel it be convenient to share straight from File Server as hidden share and utilizing NTFS permissions, of course via security groups.

if can get me some ideas or best practice.
I have about 200 members that are participating in a video contest. I want for them to give me their videos the easiest way possible. I  thought about using Dropbox. During testing, I send them a Dropbox link; when they tried to "drop" me a file, they are asked to create a Dropbox account. That idea did not go over well.

Any suggestions or comments are welcome!
Greetings Technicians,

I have a Client looking for a low Cost unlimited size file shareing program like Dropbox.

the Box wants $720 per year for 3 users unlimited size

client looking for something cheaper???

any Ideas


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.