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  1. JJ

    JJ Funster

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    Good morning everyone...

    File Transfer software,

    Can any of you clever people advise me as to the best way to transfer a (quite big file) from my London office to my Portuguese Lake Side office...

    Obviously I have no desire to part with any money given that this action will not be repeated often...

    Thanks in advance...

    JJ :Cool:

    PS. all the "free trial" offers seem to need me to sign up first...with selected payment plan etc... never remember to cancel on time...:Doh:
     
  2. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    The absolutely simplest way is to email it as an attachment. Depends on size. ZIP might make a huge difference.
     
  3. DBSilverfox

    DBSilverfox Read Only Funster

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    how big is big? you can do file transfers on skype for free

    David
     
  4. GJH

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    If a web site is available the London office could use FTP to load the file and set up a page from where you can download it.
     
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    Me? I would drag it onto an external drive then drag it onto the other pooter. Simples :thumb:
     
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    PS How big JJ? I am thinking of a memory stick and post it out> :Smile:
     
  7. JJ

    JJ Funster

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    Too big for Gmail 400 mbs...

    We tried that and Skype refused to co-operate!

    London Office tried to do that via Cuteftp.com but failed (Apple user... doesn't really know what he is doing!)

    This would work well but there is a sea and quite a lot of land between the two computers...

    Post... P O S T? What is this strange thing you speak of? (Hymer has no address and rather wanted to complete the task before my afternoon swim in the lake :Wink:

    Thanks for all the help so far though... keep it coming :thumb:

    JJ
     
  8. bungy

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    how about using google docs? assuming you have a google account that is

    or there use a service that i use called drop box
     
  9. yodeli

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    JJ this is a french site but i am sure you must have the same service in UK may be just change the end , instead of .fr , try .uk http://dl.free.fr/

    You can go up to 1 giga


    Good luck

    Affectueusement
    Frankie:Smile::Smile::Smile::Smile:


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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I thought of that too.. but on checking Gdocs max file size is only 1mb

    Other options for transferring file

    Facebook chat
    Google chat
    MSN chat
    AOL chat
    Yahoo Chat
    Blackberry messenger

    etc
     
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    Forgot to say , once it is done , then you have a link to your documents . you just send the link to your office and they just have to click on the link to get the whole stuff



    Hummmm
    Hope it works.....
     
  12. M1TCH

    M1TCH Read Only Funster

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    Onto a stick and then good old fashion snail mail .
     
  13. Douzeper

    Douzeper Funster

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    Try a File Server Website like this one.... http://www.fileserve.com/

    There max size is one gig.

    There are plenty of others too.
     
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    Thats only if you are converting a doc to a Google docs format. Ive got zip files of 60mb in mine at the mo

    info from Gdocs site

    Docs you create and files you upload have some limits built in.

    Documents: 512,000 characters, regardless of the number of pages or font size. Uploaded document files that are converted to Google documents format can’t be larger than 1MB.

    Spreadsheets: 400,000 cells, with a maximum of 256 columns per sheet. Uploaded spreadsheet files that are converted to Google spreadsheets format can’t be larger than 20MB, and need to be under 400,000 cells and 256 columns per sheet.

    More information about spreadsheet size limits
    Presentations: Presentations created in Google Docs can be up to 10MB -- which is about 200 slides. Uploaded presentation files that are converted into Google presentations format can also be up to 10MB.

    Drawings: We’ve never seen anyone make a drawing that was too big (but that’s not a dare).

    Other files: Files that you upload but don’t convert to Google Docs format take up to a total of 10GB. That can be all one file if you want -- the upload limit is 10GB, too. (If you need more than 1GB of storage space for your files, you can view pricing plans for additional Google Docs storage.)


    So assuming JJ transfers a Zipped file, it could be upto 1GB in the basic Gdocs service - and meets the zero cost criteria!!!
     
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    thanks for the info :thumb:
     
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    I think something has gone wrong here Princess... I can't see a website!

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    I can see the French site ok; try again.
     
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    I have used this free file transfer system successfully for a few years now.
    http://www.sendthisfile.com/

    Register for a free account and you can send one file at a time. (More files and faster if you have a paid-for account.) I have used it typically to send 20 - 40 MB presentations. The recipient (you) gets an e-mail containing a link which, when clicked, downloads the file.
     
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    Thanks for reminding me bungy! I have a dropbox account AND I remembered the login details!... I think this will do the job...:thumb:

    JJ
     
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    Got it Roger... thanks... didn't know it was a link...

    It is all in French... will try other endings as my Princess suggests

    JJ
     
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