Sending Large Files on the Internet

Posted by Abdullah Mahmood on 1:21 AM with 2 comments

Sending Large Files on the Internet

Each of who takes the advantage of the blessings of the computer and the internet, and does a lot of file management is prone to transferring large data files today or tomorrow. There are few basic ways to do it, however people still don’t know the most perfect and most effective one. For this reason I have taken the opportunity to share my knowledge in helping them getting their tasks done easier.

The most common and well-known, procedure is not always right. I’m sure you know Im talking about e-mail attachments that most of us make along with our e-mails to send such big files to our counterparts. But people usually don’t know think about the problems they are creating for themselves and the receiver by attaching files this way along with the outgoing emails.

Firstly, attaching a file to an e-mail requires you to locate the file and in a way copy it to the e-mail host’s server. Taking minutes before the file is copied depending on the size of files. These data packets then travel through a lot of different networks before it can come in contact into the receiver’s server host. It is then that the receiver too spends huge amounts of time to download the file adding to the longetivity of the procedure. This badly affects the host and your internet when millions of other users are using the same method for transferring data.

The other way of doing it is trying to find a way to reduce the number of times the files may be copied or downloaded. You could do this by simply hosting your file on any of those free file hosts on the internet that you can get by one search on Google. You could then e-mail the link which maybe less than a kilobyte to the destination of that file. Hence, no intermediaries and no unnecessary travel.

This way you could send the file to hundreds of people at the same time, without getting them to wait before their email hosts tend to check for viruses and decrypt data before they get it. You also won't have to worry about your file being lost to a computer crash, a virus or the dreaded "this file is too big and we can't deliver your message" response that a lot of people receive when sending a file that is too big for conventional email.

Another very sophisticated but time saving procedure for those who have better computing skills would be to send Remote Assistance offers to the recipient. This process however should only be applied if the receiving end is seen as credible enough for not opening any other personal files that you may have on your computer. However there is always an option to restrict your shared files if you know which ones would be useful. You could then easily follow the Windows Remote Assistance walkthrough procedure by sharing your IP address to the recipient. He then enters it into Remote assistance program. And just depending on your internet speed you both could be connected in no time.
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