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Best and easy way to transfer large files (under 1Gb) over the internet to another computer?

Asked by RedmannX5 (814points) August 14th, 2008

I need to transfer a file (about 53Mb) to another person. I don’t want to burn it to a CD because they live too far away to actually deliver it to them. Is there an easy way to transfer larger files over the internet somehow? Preferably so that neither people have to download a program (such as a Bit Torrent client). Thank you in advance :)

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lefteh's avatar

Check out DivShare. I use it for this purpose all the time. Free, easy, and reliable.

kevbo's avatar used to work for me. I haven’t used it in awhile.

heysupnm's avatar

Before sending, zipping or archiving large files is a good idea to reduce the size. Most people have an unzipping program (WinZip, WinRar, Stuffit) already on their computer.

Lovelocke's avatar

Divshare looks neat. I’ve always used Megaupload, but they limit you to something like 3x downloads from their site a day.

battlemarz's avatar

Use Bittorrent and yourself as the tracker and give the .torrent file to someone else to download. No third party required. Check out this link if you want to know how to easily do that.

wilhel1812's avatar

Torrents is probably the most stable solution if you want to send a lot, but you can try PipeBytes for direct transfers.

swimmindude2496's avatar

You can also try ShareToad

Works not bad but simple.

my2pittz's avatar

You can use AIM. All you both need is a screen name and an internet connection.

rdickinson's avatar

I use an app called rake you can sign up for a free account and send 200mb files for nothing the best thing is it automatically encrypts your files so only your recipient can open them

anonyjelly16's avatar

I could not recommend Windows Live Sync enough. It is a fantastic product and works very well with PCs and Macs.

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