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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The office has a peer-to-peer network.
A Windows 10 Pro workstation is set up as a file server.
Up to now the server access has been wide open.
We are introducing a new workstation as file server.
We have decided to Enable Password Protected Sharing AND to provide the credentials by matching client user logons to users set up on the "file server" - that, in favor of storing Windows credentials for a server user on the client machines.

However, the owner has a laptop with an AzureAD logon.  This seems to mess up accessing the new "file server".
I've not found the magic formula for allowing him to get access.
All of the other users access just fine - but they don't have AzureAD logons - they are just non-Microsoft local users.
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I was given public keys by vender , Im trying to connect to server through  WS _FTP utility .  I genertaed a set of keys using putty.  Im trying to import the private key that I created through Putty and receiving an error invalid format when trying to import  as my private keys through WS_FTP.

Working in Office 2016 and trying to save either excel or word document and I get the following error:  
UPLOAD Failed. We're sorry this didn't work. Try saving again later and if that still doesn't work

I am not sure if anyone here use varonis.

we are using varonis to manage our file servers.  I have taken the varonis from previous IT manager. It has been taken care of an external consultant before.

There is no documentation on online neither I could find.

can anyone knows how to change database values in management console.


I need to migrate a client from Dropbox to Google Drive and am looking for a utility to do a cloud to cloud sync. I've looked at a dozen or so apps that do what I'm looking for, but choosing one seems like a crapshoot. They all seem to have some type of limitation, either low data caps, bandwidth throttling, lack of technical support. I'm hoping someone can recommend an app or service you've actually used or have confidence in. It doesn't have to be free.

This is to move approximately 700 GB of data and would be a one-time sync. Dependability, speed, trustworthiness, and support are the key things I'm looking for. Any suggestions are appreciated.

We have message of on Fileserver cluster disk(Chkdsk scan needed on volume \\?.....) This is a shared drive for users homefolder... if I keep the drive on maintenance mode and start check disk, will it affect users login and home drive access? Please share your advice.

There are 2 servers running Windows Server 2008R2.
One is on the domain and the other is stand alone and in a DMZ.
The domain server is configured to sync certain folders and files to the DMZ server.
The DMZ server is accessed by outside parties and any changes made to those folders/files are synced back to the domain server.

The issue is that if the same file is open on the domain server and on the DMZ server - both the file sync software and Windows have no way of detecting the same file is open on both of them.
What happens in this case is that a user on one server will inadvertently save over the work from a user on the other server.

Is there any software that can detect when a file is open on the other server and then lock its copy of the file until the file is closed on the other end?

I have to update samba sun an AIX 7.1 TL 05 server, I currently have a version 3.6.25 and I want to bring it to a version samba-client-4.6.15-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm downloaded from AIX Toolbox.
What operations should I do?
We are looking to pilot a cloud file sharing solution comparison test and I'm wondering if anyone can help me with their experience and what success criteria should we use ie. how do we know this is a success or not?

Some ideas: Preview capability, mobile functionality, security, synchronization, versioning, collaboration.  What else am I missing?
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Hi All,
Client #1
client has NAS with map drive & o365 Onedrive business.

I want to be mapped in the office and cloud(onedrive) on the go.
Set up cloudsyc(synology) with onedrive folder and it is working fine, but NO local fast sync

I mapped the synology shared folder to pc and sync the same shared folder with onedrive.
But when I did copy/paste to map drive then did not sync with onedrive
When I copy/paste to onedrive then synced OK, BUT wasofcourse musch smaller.

So when they want use in the office they will have very slow speed!

Any idea to set better and increase the local sync speed?

Client #2

Another client at the moment use dropbox with 20-25gb video files with local sync between pc’s
It is OK now,but eating our bandwidth with vmwault and they use a lot skype to communicate

I want to move them to NAS and cloudsync too .

Dropbox & cloudsyc-but ongoing cost VS Onedrive & cloudsyc NO cost as they have A3 O365 licenses

Thank you for advice in advance
Hi Experts,

I use Dropbox to Sync files between a number of coworkers PCs.

Yesterday I set up a new PC.

I thought it would be a good idea to copy the Dropbox folder from one of the other PCs to the new one.

That turned out to be a disaster.

After installing Dropbox on the new PC, the number of subfolders in the Dropbox folder doubled.
So I now have folders with names like:

D:\Dropbox\Dropbox\Travel (Selective Sync Conflict)

this folder has some of the files duplicated from this folder:


My problem now is that I can delete this folder, D:\Dropbox\Dropbox\Travel (Selective Sync Conflict).

But minutes later it reappears, presumably because it is on one or more other PCs.

How can I delete the Selective Sync Conflict folders permanently?

I have been tasked with using Filezilla to move 4 text files from a static location every month.  I am new to Filezilla and wondering if there is a way to schedule Filezilla to complete the transfer unattended?  I will have a login and password that could be included in the script.  The Filezilla will reside on a client server, so the server is always on.
i'm asked to implement and gathering requirement from our AD, FS, hybrid exchange to integrate with the new third party system of IDMS, PIM and DGM.

eg. work flow process
eg. record remote access from admin usage
eg. gathering ad, fs and email inventory record for auditing

However, i am very new and no much experience to their enterprise infra system comprises of 10,000 employees and require me to gather a lot of pro & con to integrate the new phrase IDMS (V4) to (V5), PIM (remote), DGM (Inventory) within a short period.

Can the 1-to-1 live chart or the experts exchange can provide me the help to complete this project or only troubleshooting.


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
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 ?
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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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,

Hey all - I have a client that has quite a bit of data on dropbox, that they need to share remotely. Yet due to the critical nature of the data, we need a means of backing the data up internally.    Anyone come across a means of doing this?  I suggest they change how the use Dropbox and only hang files out there when needed remotely and keep the data secured internally.  
Thoughts? Ideas

Thanks and a Healthy & Happy New Year to all!!
Hello tech guys and gals,

I have a Linux only network on our production system that has 2 file server guests installed in an ESXi server.  Said server contains 4 rotational disks of 250 gb each.  2 disks contain the vm images and related files while the other 2 disks are reserved for the file server as storage medium.  They are mirrored with drbd and heartbeat, so effectively giving me block level replication of the entire drive.  That's working fine.

My question is as follows.  I want to upgrade to solid state drives with similar HA and replication, but I'm curious to know if there is a better way?  My thought is to partition the storage drives into separate volumes and use nfs or something similar to only allow certain hosts to access certain partitions, effectively isolating the data for an application at a partition level instead of a permissions controller based on uid and gid and chmod.

From a security perspective, I can see that being a little more secure.  What about from a performance perspective?  Would keeping the rotational drives as extra space or maybe using them as secondaries work just the same, only slightly slower?

If I did keep the rotational drives, does chopping it into multiple partitions affect the speed to any measurable degree?
Hi experts, which software supports the communications from different locations (people can talk to each other in different locations) and also allows the users to upload, download and share files.
I have been playing around with one of these Synology NAS devices and am trying to figure out how to configure the device so that I can access the Shared files remotely from a laptop or desktop offsite. I would like to have direct file access like a mapped network location using the "Add Network Location" wizard built into Windows. I mapping using this utility and using: https://(external ip):5501 but am not able to connect. I have 5501 port forwarded to 5001 (which I believe to be the port the Synology device uses.

Has anyone else successfully configured this type of use using this device?
Hello Experts,

I have problems with BitTorrent Sync on Synology NAS: I have two identical NAS (Synology DS 214, Version DSM 6.1.3-15152 Update 3) where I configured BitTorrent Sync Package (Version 2.3.7-1) to synchronize data between two distant locations.

This worked fine for some months, but recently I found one of the two NAS fails to send new files to the other one. The NAS where it fails contains quite a lot of data (lots more than the other one), the synchronized data (one shared folder) it's about 870 GB, 370000 files in 23500 directories, overall there is about 1,1 TB, 520000 files in 39000 directories - the filesystem is EXT4.

I checked the BitTorrent log and found a large amount of error messages like this:
[20170826 05:26:49.206] MC[1CCF] [18FC]: processing get_nodes message for /NAS_II/<Path>/<Filename>
[20170826 05:26:49.207] MC[1CCF] [18FC]: too many nodes to send 190671, stopping at /NAS_II/<Path>/<Filename>

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I searched for info about this message and found a hint this probably could be solved by increasing the  ( Max torrent metadata size in advanced preferences.

Question: Does anyone know if there may exist other reasons for these log messages?

Now I tried to change this but found there seems to be a problem with the settings files, it seems for any reason they're not updated after I changed the settings (via BitTorrent Sync's WebGui), when I view the settings after I changed them they look ok, but when I restart BitTorrent Sync and check the settings they're turned back to the values they had before.

I found the settings are stored in a file settings.dat

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.