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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Hey guys

We have a 7 person office and we use Dropbox to share files. We are concerned about security. What's a better alternative solution to collaborate on files? We are a law firm if that helps.
I want to know is there a way to map a SMB share across the internet with a different port via windows for a NAS or a Linux server running SMB.
If there is no native way in windows is there a way with an application?
Is there a way to use dropbox to share a file to allow anyone with a link to edit the excel spreadsheet?
I want to send a link to like 70 people and I don't want to manually add email addresses for everyone.
I got one problem only to upload the App apk file (which has been accepted by Baidu, Ali), to the following

do you know contact of their Customer Service?
Hi Experts,

I'm trying to create an ADE on the server and gettinng the msg "File is in use.." (See attached).
However when I check the server under manage open files, I see nobody have that file open.
Is there a way to release the lock without restarting the server?
Or if I can at least see who is posing the lock, that would also be of a help.

I had this question after viewing DFS Incorrect Referrals.

Randomly (it seems) some workstations connect to a remote DFS target when accessing the namespace "corpfiles" folder "IT".

We have three folders in the namespace:


I caught one in the act today and checked the DFS tab on a folder in the IT folder.  The local server was listed but not active.  I installed RSAT, rebooted and ran dfsutil /pktinfo on the workstation (stationary system).  After rebooting the target showed correctly in the properties however the following results seemed odd.

C:\Users\admin>dfsutil /pktinfo
5 entries...
Entry: \SiteA\corpfiles\FileShare
ShortEntry: \SiteA\corpfiles\FileShare
Expires in 737 seconds
UseCount: 2 Type:0x1 ( DFS )
   0:[\SiteIC\FileShare] AccessStatus: 0 ( ACTIVE TARGETSET )
   1:[\SiteA\FileShare] ( TARGETSET )

Entry: \SiteA\corpfiles\OfficeInstaller
ShortEntry: \SiteA\corpfiles\OfficeInstaller
Expires in 697 seconds
UseCount: 0 Type:0x1 ( DFS )
   0:[\SiteIC\OfficeInstaller] AccessStatus: 0 ( ACTIVE TARGETSET )
   1:[\SiteD\officeinstaller] ( TARGETSET )

Entry: \corp\corpfiles
ShortEntry: \corp\corpfiles
Expires in 0 seconds
UseCount: 0 Type:0x81 ( REFERRAL_SVC DFS )

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I installed Cerebrus ftp server and using FileZilla and FTP Voyager as clients.
I can connect and browse the server over port 21 without any issue.

When using SSL/TLS connection over port 990 I can connect (Port open in firewall), but the ftp client cannot retrieve the directory listing.
I tried over active and passive connections with no luck.

Is there any other configuration on the firewall that could prevent directory listing over secure FTP ?  If not is there anything else on the ftp client I have to setup in order to get the directory listing to work ?
Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

          I am needing step by step instructions for pairing via Bluetooth a Visual Land Premier 10 tablet running Windows 8.1 with an Acer laptop running Windows 10.  I wish to send files via Bluetooth on the Visual Land Premier 10 tablet running Windows 8.1 and to setup the Acer laptop running Windows 10 to receive files via Bluetooth.  My main concern here relates to the hard drive of the tablet because it is almost completely full.   Most likely there will be a certain amount of free space required for successful transfer of files.

          Any suggestions for carrying out file sharing via Bluetooth will be greatly appreciated.

          Thank you

Fillezila is ok?i want faster files transfer between RDP and My PC ?is it possible?if the answer is yes to do that? can u help me please?or a tutorial ?
Is there program or utility, or some method to copy or sync data between servers where they are not connected via LAN?

There are LOTS of great file sync utilities out there, unfortunately, you need to be on the same network for them to sync up.

The deal is, we have two servers that have a large amount of data (8TB, 13 Million+ files) at two different cloud providers.

We're looking for a way to sync up data between the two servers. In this particular instance, VPN is NOT an option as we are working with cloud providers, and one of them doesn't allow for opening ports, unless we pay them $500/hour to do so. Our experience with them has been that it takes several weeks, and multiple $500 costs. (I'll put it this way, don't ever go with Visi).

What I'd like to be able to do, is use a utility of some sort on the source server (Windows 2003 32 bit) and sync up the data to a destination server elsewhere on the internet. Data would need to to travel the public internet to get from the source server to the destination server.

Keep in mind, we have 13 million files. If it takes a month to copy, that's ok.

Web and FTP ports are open on the source server.

Any good ideas?

Thank you in advance!
Hi all,

I am implementing DFS servers in 2 of our main branches and we will get rid of the various file servers we have and move everything on the 2 DFS servers. My confusion is that if a file 123.doc is opened at both locations at the same time, the last saved information will be recorded in the file when the file is closed no matter from which site it is. If I make one site Read Only, then even if the file in Site A is closed, the file in Site B is still Read Only.

So, is there any way, I can enable editing in both sites in DFS but a file can only be edited by one user at a time ? We have TBs of data being shared so this will be a nightmare if we start having conflicts.

Currently we have DFS issue and parent company hositing the main file server located geogrpaph.

And the files hosted was backdated files example like Sep instead on latest date 06 of Jan 2017.

winscp 5.9.3

newest version for windows 10

why do I see 2 columns

the column on the left is my computer

I only want to see one column remote host
I am looking for a file on an FTP site that matches *[NAME]*.dat. Is there a particular ftp command to achieve this? e.g. dir *[name]*.dat
can i see who is downloading my torrent file

I have purchased a new Macbook and I want to migrate all of my files over to my new Macbook.

I understand that Apple provides a mac migration wizard, but I want to setup my new Macbook 100% fresh, as there are several apps and files that I no longer need too (so please don't suggest using the wizard :-)

I have two questions:

01 - I have ALL of my non app files connected to dropbox. What is the best way to migrate this to my new Macbook?

A - just sign in to dropbox on the new machine and let it sync

B - copy the files via firewire, and then add then to dropbox

Any help or advice on this would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

02 - Do you think it is ok to have dropbox operating on 2 working computers? For example, My Documents and My Photos could sit and be synced on two? If I had a new photo on Mac 1, Mac 2 will also download and sync?

Thank you in advance for your help.
I use the same Dropbox folder in different computers (surprise) and in different drives. Is there some way i can make relative shortcuts so that a shortcut in dropbox always will point at the same file regardless of what drive Dropbox is located on?
Can anyone recommend Web-Based Multi-User File Manager / FTP software?  
DETAILS: I have been using IDC File Manager for the past 100 years or so, allowing customers to upload large files that I can login & download, but have upgraded to a new server (dedicated LAMP) and can't quite figure out how to transfer IDC File Manager it over & make it work. (There's no readme/install.txt files in my installation, and maybe is about time to retire that SW anyway).
I thought about using, DropBox, etc but since I have 200+ customer that are used to going to my website, clicking a link, logging in, & uploading, I don't want to change that process too much.

Thanks all for any assistance !
Looking to replace old school Windows file servers with a hybrid solution that can still give end users the mapped drive and folders to files but also synch to a cloud platform for replication and backup.

Egnyte Connect may be a fit for this but looking for others
I am looking to configure an FTP server for a Windows 2003 box with decent security. It does not need Active Directory Intigration or anything fancy. Just needs to allow read/ write access from an ftp client.

I have tried using several ftp server's, but not able to get anything to work. The one that seems to be working the best is: zftp server

Is there a decent solution out there that actually works?
This is a new one for me... My client, who is computer illiterate, downloaded a file from FilesAnywhere that he had previously uploaded.  He says that all of a sudden the desktop went haywire and his files were renamed with weird stuff (screen shot attached).  I have never run into this before and I'm not sure what happened but it looks to me like his files got encrypted. This is the destop... note the weird file names that were previously powerpoint presentations and videos, etc.
There is a folder on his desktop called "Ultrasonic.Key" and I'm not sure what that is.  Can anybody figure this out?  Willing to pay for help!This is the ultrasonic.key folder, note the colors.  Not sure what this is.
There have been no "ransomeware" popups and the computer scans clean for viruses.
Can I map the dropbox drive?

So for example Z: drive will be my dropbox drive?

I am looking to get some files that are two large to go over email. I realize there are various ways of doing this
like OneDrive, drop box etc. However the issue is it looks like they have to go to the trouble of signing up for
these services - creating an account.

Is there any alternative where I can just provide somebody a link an they can easily upload the files to that
link then I can download later.

I am trying to make it as easy as possible for the sender - so they don't it takes little effort for them.

Any suggestions. I have also heard that china blocks a lot of sites so I don't know if there are any
services they also wont have restrictions for there.

So any suggestions?


I know other people have had this issue and probably still do to some degree so am hoping to get some collective knowledge.

I have a client who has stuff that accidentally move folders/files in to other directories. It tends to happen more at a folder level so would prefer to control that. It would also be handy to ensure they are not deleting the folders.

The folder is essentially managed by a line of business application the creates folders, reads etc in a similar way to a document/record management system. Unfortunately it is not a real one.

I am looking for something that I can implement to track all changes to the directory and its sub-folders which will hopefully highlight who may need some more training/communication.

If it is possible to somehow block deletions and moves at a folder/sub folder and any new folder created level, that would be perfect.

Folder share is hosted on Server 2012 R2.
We use Access Based Enumeration on Window 2012 R2 Servers to hide folders people shouldnt see.
It works well.

However, enabling it is a pain. Often the IT Admins forget to enable it as its in a different screen to the Sharing tab.

Im wondering if there is a Group Policy or similarly automated way to enforce Enabling Access Based Enumeration (and enabling BranchCache on the File Share) so that every new share ALWAYS has Access Based Enumeration (and BranchCache) enabled.

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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