How To Share Big Files Over the Internet the Fast, Easy and Free Way

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hawleyj

Could I recommend http://www.getalink.com instead of wetranfer? It is faster, and has 2x the allowable file size for free. The best way to send large files online in my humble opinion.

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Nahiyan

Yes, and that is totally relevant to the topic at hand.

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Nahiyan

Yes, and that is totally relevant to the topic at hand.

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ManRay

Send the person an e-mail. Shit.

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LeanneStuler

Thorough run down of current options! I really do believe that the future is shifting toward eliminating large hard drives on personal computers and having everything synced up through online storage. It just makes sense in this day and age that leaving your personal files vulnerable to things like burglars and fires is absurd when everything can be stored safely online!

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shelja

Binfer is a great option to send large files directly from person to person, without uploading to a server. You can send hundreds of files of any size with a simple drag and drop. Binfer will manage the transfers with auto resumes, encryption, notifications etc. Check it out: http://www.binfer.com

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Getter Liger

Tonido is a good option. It creates a cloud from your pc. They have a NAS option too that looks neat for $99. Think about getting one for Xmas.

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Getter Liger

I forgot to mention you can make 1-click links to email to the users for them to obtain the file from you. 

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Trooper_One

If it's for work, between co-workers or clients who's less internet savvy or don't have admin access to install programs, and if the files aren't that secretive in nature, I upload the needed files to a new yahoo.ca mail account, give them the password to that account.  If the files are large, then break them down with zip or rar.  Uberfiles don't work with this method.

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wrigleyjames

I use the Amazon cloud for myself.... I have problems sharing. ;)

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willenbrechtal

Skype

Yousendit.com

 

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big_montana

I prefer Sugarsync over Dropbox, as they give you 5GB free with no file size limit, and have an Android app as well. Miuns gives you 10GB free (have not used this one yet)

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Athlonite

anything over 50MB's and it becomes faster for me to drop it on a usb stick and drive to my mates place why because NZ has bullshit upload speeds vs download 24Mbps down vs 1Mbps up max so yeah trying to send a 2GB file over the net here is totally useless unless your prepared to wait for it to upload

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JPMiller

One option not mentioned is Teamviewer.

a small free download allows sharing of your screen, unlimited fast downloads, copy paste between PC's, and a slew of other abilities...

I often use it for large file transfers due to the convenience...

http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/index.aspx

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RipperXT

SugarSync is 5GB for free. And has a "create public link" and a "send file" option. Just thought it deserved a mention.

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wrigleyjames

Nice =)

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livebriand

Mediafire.com is a good upload site, up to 200MB/file, unlimited space, no account required (optional). There's also Windows Live Skydrive, which can also be accessed with the program SDExplorer, 25GB total, up to 50MB or 100MB/file. I've used the former quite a few times to share stuff. I also use Skydrive to backup my files - just put them in 7z files with AES-256 encryption and file splitting to 50MB each. Perfect - that data has extra protection, and they can't read it even if they want to.

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macncapn

"When it comes to sharing more than 2gigs, your only free options are torrents or a makeshift cloud drive, built from a USB storage-ready router"

Why did they completely neglect filehosting websites (rapidshare, megaupload, mediafire, hotfile, netload, wupload, fileserve, zshare,...) all of which have been used for years to send large files for free over the interwebz, some over 10 gb in size.

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QuantumRand

"You can use one of those MegaShareUpload sites, but they're flaky and full of delays and porn popups."

 

Of all the relatively "safe" sites like that I've seen, they limit you to about 100MB file sizes and charge you quite a bit in order to upload bigger files. I'd never recommend those sites to someone when there are so many better options.

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Ghok

Yeah, I've needed to send large zips full of pictures to relatives, and sometimes the only way would be these sites... but every one I've tried has been pretty awful in their limitations. I mean, you can pay for better serivce, but I think it'd just better to buy some webspace instead.

 

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Mr.Rager22

I actually use MediaFire and Megaupload a lot. I wouldnt reccomend them to someone with little or no computer knowledge, because yes, their sites are tricky to manuever and find the right "download" button. 

 

But to anyone with a little tech savy these sites are invaluable. 

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vpitcher07

Obviously torrents. Most efficient way to distribute large files to loads of people at practically no cost.

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livebriand

One little issue - 7-zip only supports a max of 2 cores with 7z files, though you can use as many cores as you want with regular zip files.

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Coldrage

It supports up to 8 cores...set the compression method to LZMA2
You're welcome.

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Blaze589

uTorrent (3.0.1) Share seems reasonable if you want to share files over the net.

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Angelfire011

Lately I've found that using the service "wetransfer.com" has been the least Headache inducing service avaliable for those less tech savvy in my work environment. Hope it can also help someone else out!

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luusyphre

I'll have to give that a shot.  I've been using DropSend which is similar but requires an account and you can only send five 2gb files per months.  I don't send large files very often, so 5 per month is usually more than enough.  You can also create a bunch of other dummy accounts if needed :D

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