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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I have a file storage / not OS drive that I'd like to tighten down on permissions.
Before doing this, I see these permissions:
Sharing:
Everyone
Guest
Security:
Everyone
Guest
CREATOR OWNER
SYSTEM
ACCOUNT UNKNOWN{.........}

My intent would be to change this to:
Sharing:
A (a Group)
B (another Group)
Security:
A (same group A as above)
B(same group B as above)
... and no other sharing and security permissions.
Group A will have write privileges.
Group B will have Read Only privileges.

Users:
AA and BB would be standard users.
AA will be a member of  Group B (Read Only) most of the time and Group A (Write) some of the time.
BB will be a member of Group B (Read Only)  all of the time.

Having deleted the current users, is there a downside to doing that?
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When I use filezilla on multiple computers to try to connect to my external FTP server, all users are getting this error message:

FTP
I think I know why, when checking my local DNS server, there's multiple entries for my server name, which is levi.
The reason is because I have 15 websites that use SSL and each has a different IP address.  So it looks like when filezille tries to connect, it starts going through the list and tries the different IPs, and it fails on all of them until i uses the correct IP address of the server.
I have ran the network configuration wizard, and configured the external IP address, but it's still not accepting it or using it, as it's still failing by trying all those IPs which are in my local DNS on my network.

Does anyone know of a fix for this?
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Hi Guys

I am building tutorial how to safely open links in email from Dropbox or google drive .

Do you know any manual or tutorial ?

thank you
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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.