How to share, send, and transfer large files.

Learn how to transfer large files using a variety of online services and techniques.

With remote work becoming one of the cornerstones of our culture, digitally transferring files is more common than ever. At the same time, with assets like HD video becoming more sophisticated, digital file sizes are also getting larger, which can be a huge problem for online file transfers. Thankfully, there are several techniques and services you can use to send large files with relative ease.

Four techniques for transferring large files.

The file transfer method that works best for you will largely depend on what technology you and the person receiving the file feel comfortable using, plus what kind of files you’re sending. Here are some of the most common methods for transferring large files, try them out and see which one works for you.

How to send large files:

  1. Use file compression software: This will temporarily shrink the file size and usually make the files small enough to transfer over email.
  2. Upload files to a cloud-based storage service: This allows you to store your files in the cloud and send an access link to as many recipients as you want. Most will enable you to send large files free of charge.
  3. Transfer files to a USB flash drive or portable hard drive: You can then give the drive to someone in person or mail it to them. It’s a slightly more “low tech” option, but it’s great for file sizes closer to 1TB.
  4. Invest in productivity software that includes large file transfer and storage: This is the most expensive option, but if your team regularly needs to send big files, it may be worth the investment.

With all the new cloud storage technology, file compression, and other options available, large file transfers are easier than ever. So go ahead, create that massive digital masterpiece and send it to everyone and anyone you want using these tricks.

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