Best way to share files across the internet

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by justr0llin, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. justr0llin macrumors newbie

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    My friend wants to send me a very large zip file. 447k mb large. The thing is we are both on the other side of the country (US). What would be the best way to do it? We tried rapidshare but things didn't work out (maybe because it was too big? idk) Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Whoa!!! NOT secure! Anyone can download files that you upload there!
     
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  6. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    But how much would it cost for 447k mb?:)
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  8. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    Dropbox is specially intended for this usage.
     
  9. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    :eek:

    Seriously, the OP should just clarify exactly what is the size of the zip file. Presumably 447 megabytes? Hopefully not 447k MB = 447 GB......

    Oh, and another vote for Dropbox from me (assuming file size is sensible).
     
  10. spinnerlys Guest

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    Not if you password protect the download: TESTIT

    I just mentioned it, because it once allowed me to upload several GB files with a minor hiccup (the upload of 5GB was done, but I couldn't get on/one with the process and get the download links, though it may have been a Safari error), though I used Split&Concat to make smaller, if some problem arrises during the upload.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    Yeah, I saw that too :)
     
  12. gtr053 macrumors member

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    You can always send a file over iChat or a similar IM client that supports file transfers.
     
  13. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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