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Old 12-14-05, 07:47 AM
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Best way to transfer files quickly through the internet?

Hi guys, I'm sure some of you can help me. I was wondering what the most convenient file transfer program is...I want to be able to transfer files from my laptop while I'm using it at school to my desktop at home. Quickly too.

I remember back when ICQ was actually a good program (pre-AOL) I believe, and there was the "autoaccept" feature where I could just drag a bunch of files to a name and it'd automatically go through whether or not the person was there to accept it. That doesn't appear to be a function for MSN or AIM or anything...i was wondering what would the best solution be?

Basically, I want to take my notes at school. Save. And then just send it...without having to open email, attach file, send...

Any suggestions? thanks in advance.
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Old 12-14-05, 08:58 AM
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you can setup a ftp server at home and do it that way.
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Old 12-14-05, 09:24 AM
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How big are the files?


Fast will more than likely depend on your internet connection

There are a variety of online file store services you could use
or
setup an FTP server like suggested above
or
a simple apache web server with a file upload script

gmail

etc
etc
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Old 12-14-05, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by mytzplyx
Basically, I want to take my notes at school. Save. And then just send it...without having to open email, attach file, send...

Any suggestions? thanks in advance.
Even if you setup an ftp computer at home or try uploading to a file server or storage system it will take a few clicks. I would think that it would be as easy or easier to email the stuff. Anyway, I dealt with my problem by using a flash drive. My files would often be over 100MB total in size. Now I don't have to take my laptop home nearly as often.

Good luck!
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Old 12-14-05, 04:16 PM
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Yeah just get yourself a JumpDrive.
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Old 12-14-05, 06:55 PM
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upload it to http://www.yousendit.com then download from home
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Old 12-15-05, 06:50 AM
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If by fast, you mean convenient, then there's a couple things you can take a look at. There's a few commercial services like xdrive that offers remote storage that you can access via an installed utility that allows drag and drop file transfers. You would upload the files to xdrive from your laptop then download them onto your desktop.

There's a somewhat standard version of that service called WebDAV and some web hosts like Dreamhost provide it with their accounts. Windows actually has built-in support for this called "Web Folders". It can be tricky to get working, but once you do, it mounts a remote volume as a folder in your My Network Places tree that you can transfer files to/from via drag and drop.

For the advanced user, you could theoretically host a WebDAV server on your home machine, but that requires some knowledge and experience with configuring IIS or Apache.
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Old 12-16-05, 01:27 AM
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Just use Yahoo Briefcase.

Quick, free and simple.

http://briefcase.yahoo.com/
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Old 12-17-05, 03:17 AM
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thanks a lot everyone. yousendit is definitely the best one!
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