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Neo
7th June 2011, 11:03 PM
In this modern, technology driven world people are constantly sharing videos, pictures and other large files. While sharing these files is an important part of life, it can be a hassle especially when the documents take forever to upload. Plus if your file size is larger than 25 MB you won't be able to upload these to a free mail server anyway. What can you do to make it easier to send big files to family, friends and business associates?

Compress The Files

Compressing a file is a simple way to make a large file smaller. It they are text documents compressing will reduce the file size as much as 90%. Unfortunately compressing isn't as effective on pictures and videos, but it can still reduce them by about 20%. Odds are that your computer has a built in compression utility, but if you don't you can easily install WinZip which will compress your files easily.

To compress your file simply find the one that you need to compress, right click on it and then scroll down to the option that reads "Send to...". Then select "Compressed Folder" from the list of available options. Mac users will right click on the file and then select "Compress." You can attach these compressed files into any email message and the recipient will be able to easily open and decompress them in a matter of minutes.

Utilize File Sharing

File sharing websites are another great way to share and send large files. This is one of the best options to consider if you are unable to reduce or compress the files enough to be able to email them. Many of these file sharing services are free of charge to use, which makes it an affordable way to send large files. Most also offer file encryption so they are a safe way to transfer files from one place to another. Here are a couple of wonderful file sharing programs for you to consider.

YouSendIt.com

You send it can handle large file transfers of 100 MB in their free version or up to 2 GB if you choose a paid version of the site. Once you upload the file it will remain accessible on the site for up to 7 days which will give your recipient plenty of time to download the file. It can be downloaded up to 100 times, so this is a great option if you will be sharing the file with multiple users as well.

SendThisFile.com

SendThisFile.com operates similarly to YouSendIt.com although there are a few minor differences between the two sites. Their free plan allows file transfers up to 2 GB. If you need to transfer larger files you will find that their paid plans are quite affordable. For only $5 per month you can transfer up to 500 MB and for $70 you can transfer as much as 90 GB per month. Each plan has other options available as well that will make your file transferring experience even more functional and simple.

Share a Link

Sharing a link is an affordable way to share files that are larger than 2 GB. You will just upload your selected document to a third party site and then email a link to your file to the intended recipients. Filedropper.com is an affordable way to share your files. You can try their service free of charge for 7 days and then after you can affordably transfer files for as low as $1 per month.

These tips will help you to transfer your files more effectively when you need to send large documents. Use these tips for effective and affordable transferring of large files.

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