Sunday, 10 February 2013

Transfer of large files (> 200MB)

Occasionally I want to transfer files from my work PC and home PC or vice versa.  There are a number of ways of transferring large files:
1. Dropbox - 2GB limit but the files will also be copied to other devices connected to my dropbox account.
2. Skydrive - files cannot be >100MB, could be split using 7-zip
3. - Again, 100MB limit

I found the ideal solution - - you open it in a browser session on the source PC, click on upload file and it will give you a download link.  Open this link on the destination PC and it will stream the file from the source PC - I get decent speeds and can download a 200MB file in about 20 minutes.

I'm not sure how secure it is, I think it's based in Russia so if you have any concerns best to encrypt the file - you can use 7-Zip or WinRar to encrypt files and not apply any compression.

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