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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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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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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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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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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I'm thinking that one approach to protecting files is to make them write-protected most of the time.
- One idea would be to use a User Profile that has no write privileges - but then there's really no need for a User to be logged into the computer anyway.  But maybe it could be done (i.e. logged in) as a default.
- Another idea would be to switch the permissions on the drive (but propagating that might take too long).

The idea is to switch the capability, write some files and switch back.  Thus, minimizing the write window in time.
Probably a scheduled task.  Perhaps a Powershell script.

I'm looking for ideas.
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I would like to convert this script, which is meant for CuteFTP, to work on with Windows 10 ftp, without any special software.
Is this possible?

Set MySite = CreateObject("CuteFTPPro.TEConnection")

' Initialize remote server host name, protocol, port, etc.
MySite.Host = "xxxx.xxxxxxx.com"
MySite.Protocol = "FTP"
MySite.Port = xx
MySite.Retries = xx
MySite.Delay = xx
MySite.MaxConnections = 4
MySite.TransferType = "AUTO"
MySite.DataChannel = "DEFAULT"
MySite.AutoRename = "OFF"
' WARNING!!! SENSITIVE DATA: user name and password.
MySite.Login = "xxx"
MySite.Password = "xxx"
MySite.SocksInfo = ""
MySite.ProxyInfo = ""
' Connect to remote server
MySite.Connect

MySite.RemoteFilterInclude = "*.csv"

MySite.GetList "/out", "", "%NAME"
FileList = MySite.GetResult
FileArray = Split(FileList, vbCrLf)
For Each FileName In FileArray
    If FileName <> "" Then
        MySite.Download "/out/" & FileName, "\\xxx\xxx\xxx\" & FileName
        If CBool(MySite.LocalExists ("\\xxx\xxx\xxx\" & FileName)) Then
            MySite.RemoteRemove "/out/" & FileName
        End If
    End If
Next

MySite.Disconnect
MySite.Close
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I guess I missed it... but:
We've been using Guest account share permissions and security in certain small offices where the internal trust level is high.
Not the best security but not a topic for discussion here....

Until now, I'd not noticed that the "Turn off password protected sharing" wouldn't "stick".
Yet, I've read that this is a result of the Guest account being disabled or missing.

I have an installation of Windows 10 Pro 64 with the latest updates: Version 64 OS Build 14393.969.
The Guest account does not show in the list of user accounts.
It appears that Guest Sharing and Security settings don't allow access to file shares.

I have another installation that's the same version.
The same things apply.

1) is this a correct observation?
2) when did it come about?

I can but wonder why it hasn't caused us trouble until now......
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On my windows 2012 r2 server I turned on the file object access to success within the local group policy. Without setting any auditing on the folder, everything is being audited on the server for file additions and deletions and therefore filling the logs quickly.

Every article I find says to set the security settings under auditing to specify what should be log. Why is everything getting logged regardless and how do I fix it?
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I'm comparing & evaluation between using sftp & SendThisFile  to transfer files containing
sensitive data between our organization & a trusted vendor.

Any comments & comparisons and queries on how to enhance SendThisFile is appreciated.

My concerns of using SendThisFile is

a) yet another party & they may have access to the files (though they may certify they don't
   access the files) : so just like Accellion, wouldn't such 'secure files transfer' vendors have
   access to the files, esp if they do take backups?

b) sftp is controlled by us & we are the sftp client while the trusted vendor is the sftp server
    so we can verify their encryption, patch levels etc, isn't it?

c) with our own sftp, we plan to still encrypt the data file (but our trusted vendor may have
    difficulty processing it), so at this feasibility study stage, we may ultimately go the way of
    not encrypting the file : so if this is the ultimate decision, would using sftp be better?

d) in terms of turnaround time in delivery the data files, I think sftp is faster as less parties
      involved, isn't it?

e) what about backup of data files?


We are sending over public Internet.

Below are some write-ups of SendThisFile:

Overview
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Sendthisfile.com is a secure site and transfer using 128 bit SSL encryption.
It enables a confirmation email to be generated when a file is sent and downloaded, and allows you to send to multiple recipients (by using the "enter" …
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Is there a way to effectively block file sharing sites for a limited # of users.
I imagine if I wanted to block for everyone I could change some firewall settings or use filtering software but what about for only one user?
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how can I compare a .zip file

that I uploaded to lamp shared server hostupon.com using windows 10 winscp application

I want to know if file is uploaded properly

I tried araxis merge folder comparison after downloading and uppacking but there must be an easier way
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I need to set up 3 WinSCP sessions which will monitor and when new files arrive they are automatically transferred to a remote server and then delete the original archive files.

I have set up one connection but getting confused with all the different options and references to commands.  

I have now chosen the option to 'Keep remote directory up to date' but can not see an option to delete the original local files once they have been copied OR the option to archive them to a folder called ARCHIVED for example & how to create another 2 instances for different locations.
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Hi All

I have posted previously about a automated FTP program of which I am going to use WinSCP however I have a number  of different directories that I need to transfer files from.

Firstly I do not understand the arguments and technical side of running multiple instances of WinSCP and secondly to make things tidier I was hoping someone could recommend a simple program that monitors these directories and as files arrive moves the files from each directory into 1 single folder for WinSCP to then pick up.

Any recommendations will be appreciated
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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.