Questions tagged [file-sharing]

Distributing or providing access to digitally stored information, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images, and video), documents, or electronic books.

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Multiple dropbox accounts on one PC?

Is there a way to have a PC connect to multiple dropbox accounts? I have a personal dropbox account which I use to sync files across multiple PCs and that all works fine. However, someone who ...
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What's an efficient way to delete shared Google Drive files?

(A similar question didn't help.) When I try to delete a shared file, I get a message saying that it is still accessible by collaborators. So what I've been doing instead is unsharing first, and ...
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May I use Dropbox as hosting for website's static files?

I'm making a website on a free hosting that doesn't have much space or bandwidth. So I considered using Dropbox Public folder for static files, such as: Javascript, CSS Images Downloads (each a few ...
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Dropbox error about monitoring file system

Dropbox gives me pop-up errors about not being able to monitor the file system (that quickly disappear) when it starts up but it still seems to work ok, why is that?
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How can I hotlink an mp3 in Google Drive with a URL ending in .mp3?

I would like to obtain a link to an mp3 hosted in Google Drive that has the format filename.mp3, so I can link to it from sites that provide in-line audio players when linking to mp3 files. I have ...
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What are the existing services for sharing code? [closed]

I was wondering what are the existing service for sharing code. The only one I know is http://pastebin.ca/ What are the other alternative and what feature do they have ?
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What is the best site for sharing large files among a specific group of people? [closed]

What is the best site that would allow for sharing of large files among a selected group of people? There wouldn't be a large number of files, but they are too large to email. Edit: I'd like a free ...
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Good service for collecting photos from many wedding guests? [closed]

Many guests at my wedding took photos with their cameras and telephones. I'd like to get original-quality copies of all those images. Almost everyone has already started uploading them to Facebook, ...
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How can I share an entire Google Drive account's contents as a folder in another account's Drive?

I have multiple Google Accounts: one personal, one for a business I run, another at a non-profit I work at. Since I can only sign into Drive as one user for the purposes of the desktop syncing app (on ...
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How can I recover deleted files that have been shared with me?

I accidently deleted files from a folder that is shared with me. I can't find these files in the Trash. Is there a way to recover them?
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What's the best way to take ownership of a personal non-GSuite Google Drive folder?

When an assistant creates a new subfolder in a shared folder, it is owned by that assistant. If the assistant leaves, unshares, and deletes files, I would be out of luck. Also, if a different ...
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Export Google Drive Including Shared Folders

I want to download all files from my Google Drive including folders and documents which were shared with me. The problem is, whenever I use google Takeout it skips the shared elements. Using the ...
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How to share cloud stored folders intelligently

I have a paid 50GB cloud storage account and a coworker uses a free 2GB account. I shared a big folder from the 50GB accont with him, but now he runs out of space on his account and he would have to ...
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When sharing a SkyDrive folder, where does it show up in the recipient's SkyDrive home page?

I created a SkyDrive folder and then gave 5 of my work colleagues access to read/write/upload/delete files from that folder. So far so good. But when my colleagues go to their own SkyDrive home ...
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How can I recursively remove sharing for a user in Google Drive?

How do I recursively remove permissions for a user in Google Drive? I don't have an apps administrator. I can find all the files shared with the person with to:email@example.com. I can't edit each ...
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Who has accessed a GDrive folder via link share?

I share a folder in Google Drive via a link share. (the link is sent via e-mail) Can I see a list of when the folder was accessed via this link? Like a list with access times and maybe the IP ...
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How to share Google Drive folder without sign in required to view

I have a Google Drive folder shared to anyone with the link. The problem is that when anyone with the link tries to access it, everything on the page is unresponsive (clicking folders does nothing) ...
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Share editing on documents and folders on Onedrive

With Dropbox when I add a new document (.txt, .docx etc) to that folder, those documents will be synced to other participants in that shared folder. Whenever that other participant changes that ...
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File hosting service that encrypts files without failure

The first service that everyone will think of is Dropbox, which I love dearly and will continue support (1 year for me and syncing strong). I read on Dropbox Blog as well as other sources that there ...
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Share Google Drive document with a password

If I need to share a Google document with someone who doesn't haven't a Google account (yes there are still people who don't apparently) is it possible to share it via anyone with the link can view / ...
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How to share a OneDrive document as public and allow commenting?

I want to share my Word document which I uploaded on OneDrive (Windows 8.1) so that everyone can search online for it and view it. I also want to allow to everyone leaving comments but not editing the ...
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Sharing Files on Blogger

I have created an account on Blogger and completed a blog entry but I want to attach a rar file containing source code. But, I came to know that Blogger does not allow to upload files. Can someone ...
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When I move a file into an inner folder of a shared folder, does anyone lose access?

Let's say I have a shared folder called "Big Folder" and there is a file called "Hello" in "Big Folder". I create a new folder, called "Small Folder" inside "Big Folder". When I move "Hello" into "...
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Give another account full access to all files in one account?

My school gives us Google Drive accounts to do all of our school work in, and teachers frequently "share" files with us through Drive. However, I don't like having two separate accounts — one for ...
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Is it possible to automatically re-share files shared to a Google account?

Is it possible to set up one Google Account so that it automatically re-shares anything shared with it to another account? I tried doing it with IFTTT, but the Google Drive Channel has no Triggers, ...
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Office Live, SkyDrive, pictures and files management

I'm using the Microsoft Office Live file space (aka SkyDrive) to share my photos. I have two problems: It seems that I can't get any rational urls for my images. They are something like: http://...
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Why am I receiving access requests on my “Public on the web” Google drive folder?

I've linked a variety of Google Drive folders containing public documents to my organization's website for ease of updating. These are all set to "Public on the web" as seen here: So clearly not ...
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URL for restricted sharing in Google Drive

When I click Get a shareable link for a file or folder in Google Drive, it automatically switches the privacy settings to Anyone with a link can view. Is there a way to obtain a URL link to the file ...
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How to delete a file in dl.free.fr?

By accident, I have uploaded a file on the public file sharing service dl.free.fr through Cairo-Dock's DND2Share applet (drag and drop to share) and I would like to remove it. It seems dl.free.fr's ...
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Web write-only drop box [closed]

Does anyone know of a web app that allows you to create folder where anonymous users can upload content and other authenticated users can view and download the documents? Box.net and Dropbox (...
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How to use two Dropbox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple dropbox accounts on one PC? I have a personal Dropbox and I have special dropbox that I'm using with a friend like a SVN server(to hold code). How can I easly switch ...
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How can I tell if I shared a Google document with someone?

I was supposed to share a Google doc assignment with my teacher and I wrote her email address in, but I can't tell whether she can see it. I don't really want to get a missing assignment, is there a ...
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is it possible to have reports about downloads by dropbox?

i upload my learning packages on Dropbox. and put their links on my shop ... 10 people simultaneously download files easy and with no problem i want to have automatic reports send me as attachment ...
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What information is visible with shareable links?

If I distribute a shareable link for a file in my Google Drive, what information about me is visible to those who click on the link? I want to share some .mid file via shareable link, which allows ...
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Is there a way to display Excel results online using Google Docs?

I have an Excel table that I'd like to be able to link to in a Facebook post. It doesn't have to be the Excel file itself, it could be any kind of table as long as it has the necessary values, and a ...
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Alice hates Bob in Google drive

I want to share theMasterPlan.txt with Bob and Alice in Google drive. The problem is that Alice and Bob hate each other. If Bob comes first, he can edit the share list, and block out Alice (or vice-...
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Can I trust on DropBox as a resource? [closed]

After Ma.gnolia Major Data Loss in 2009, I believe only Google, Microsoft and Yahoo services. Can I trust DropBox as my resource host? I would like to use my website's static content in DropBox and ...
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Sharing Google Drive file using groups

I am using G Suite and I had a plan to organize all my employees into groups. Rather than sharing files individually with everyone, I want to share it with a group, so that all the employees present ...
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How to search for the newest files in a Google Drive?

I am running a few file folders for a project in Google Drive. Quite often, collaborators upload or update files in one of the folders. Is there a way to see the latest changes to the drive, so I can ...
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How to share large files between users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best site for sharing large files among a specific group of people? I want to be able to share files between a small group of people. Each has about 100 files that ...
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Looking for a cloud type replacement for local FTP and e-mail file transfer [closed]

I've have done some research and a found a lot out there: Internal FTP / PHP web based file transfer This works ok, I've been using it for a while but I am finding that I spend to much time with ...
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Adding pictures to a shared Dropbox folder

Someone sent me a link to a shared folder to add some pictures but I can't figure out how to do it. I've never used Dropbox before and no matter how much I google I can only find information on how to ...
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Sharing Dropbox Folders with Secondary Email adresses

I want to share a dropbox folder with a bunch of people at my university. I only have their university email adresses. I suspect most of them already have a private dropbox account associated with ...
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What will happen after Mega.nz bouns expired?

I have a mega account that has got 95GB of space by inviting people and installing mega apps. But under these awards, the expiration date is listed for each one, for example, a 35-gigabyte sign-up ...
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How to copy Google Drive file to another Google Drive from a Google Drive link?

I have a Google Drive link from account A and I want to copy that link along with the file to Google Drive account B. How do I do that the quickest?
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When a google doc is being simultaneously editted what's the sequence of events before screen update?

I recently watched someone edit a Google document while three others, in different locations, were also making edits and/or using the chat facility to comment on the process. The response was ...
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List of Dropbox Created File Names

I am looking for a list documenting the known file naming styles that are created by Dropbox. Two that I know of are *(conflicted copy)* *(restored)* which are created when there are multiple ...
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Share Google Drive files via Facebook

I just finished my enquiry to college in Google Drive and now I can't send it via Facebook. I click "share" and then "Facebook" and it opens a window in it. I select my friends from Facebook and ...
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Activist shared printing material gallery

What would you say would be the best way to do this: We would like to create a section on our activist community FB page and website in order to share with everyone images and files ready for ...
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Is there a limit on shared documents on Google Docs?

I have an 800MB file that I need to share to multiple people. I'm guessing ~10,000 will download it. I purchased extra space on Google Docs. Can Google Docs handle this or should I look into another ...