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Overview: FilesAnywhere Upload Methods

Below you'll find summary of different upload types, the security available with each, and when they are most useful.

Uploading Files Only

      Access file upload option from:

  •  All views

  •  Tree view

  •  Icon view

 

  • List view

  • Available with all accounts including Free, Basic, Advanced, and Corporate.
  • Fastest way to upload a single file or several individual files at once.
  • Only allows file less than 2GB each.
  • Uses HTML so no software or ActiveX required.
  • SSL 128-bit encryption.

If it encounters a file of size greater than 2GB, the window will auto switch to another screen that supports upload of files greater that 2GB. You can then select and upload the files having size greater than 2GB.

 

Multi-Upload for Folders

Need to upload more than just a few files? Upload an entire folder with the Folders upload method! Drag and drop the folders you'd like to place in your account. It will also maintain the folder structure of the folder that is been uploaded. 

Access folder upload from:

  •  All views

  •  Tree view

  •  Icon view

 

  • List View

  • Available with all accounts including Free, Basic, Advanced, and Corporate.
  • Upload entire folders or an unlimited number of files, up to 2 GB by dragging and dropping files in the upload area.
  • Convenient drag-and-drop capability, as well as multiple file/folder selection.
  • SSL 128-bit encryption.

If it encounters a file of size greater than 2GB in the folder, the window will auto switch to another screen that supports upload of files greater that 2GB. You can then select and upload the folders having size greater than 2GB.

Java Upload

For browser that don't support html5 folder drag and drop uploads there is an alternate folder upload available through Java Upload.

Note: You must have Java enabled in order to use the Multi-Upload for Folders.  Also, this method is only supported in Internet Explorer 11+ and Safari.

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  • Available with all accounts, including Free, Basic, Advanced, and Corporate.
  • Intuitive Java interface.
  • Upload entire folders or an unlimited number of files, up to 1 GB.
  • Convenient drag-and-drop capability, as well as multiple file/folder selection.
  • Completely cross-platform compatible (Win/Mac/Unix) using any current web browser.
  • SSL 128-bit encryption.

 

Other Upload Methods

There are other methods like Silverlight Upload, Flash Upload that can be selected through "Other Upload Methods" menu.

 

Silverlight

A Microsoft product, the Silverlight method is extremely similar to the Flash method and allows you to select multiple local files for upload to your FilesAnywhere account.
Note: This method is only supported in Internet Explorer and Safari

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Flash Upload

 

Selecting Default Upload Method

User can select "Files" or "Folders" Upload method as a default upload from the users profile screen. 

 

This default upload method can be directly accessed by clicking "Upload" button

 

Other ways to upload files to your account

CoolBackup

The coolBackup software comes free with Advanced and Corporate plans, and can be used to transfer content to your FilesAnywhere account through backup and syncronization jobs. 

  • Standard with Advanced/Corporate accounts. Also available for purchase.
  • Repeats incrementally (only backs up/syncs changed files).
  • Allows for job scheduling.
  • Great for large number of files and/or folders.
  • Restore option to download files from backup.
  • Version time stamps and compression option 
  • SSL 128-bit encryption and optional Blowfish encryption prior to transfer.

Direct Web Folder Access (Mapped Drive)

Get direct access to remote files by creating a web folder mapped to FilesAnywhere account. This allows you to drag/drop or copy/paste files into the directory. To map a drive, follow these step-by-step instructions.

  • Available only with Advanced and Corporate plans.
  • Useful for drag/drop, copy/paste, and editing directly to your FilesAnywhere account from your local drive.
  • SSL 128-bit encryption.

File Transfer Protocol (FTPS/SFTP)

Use any FTPS/SFTP software to transfer large files directly to your account. More information is available in our FTPS/SFTP Overview.

Important Information About Uploads

  • Though it depends upon your Internet connection, uploads typically take longer than downloads to complete. Uploads that take a long time to complete may trigger timeouts. Once the file transfer is interrupted, it cannot be resumed but must be restarted. For this reason, we suggest large files are uploaded through methods such as FTPS/SFTP to minimize interruptions.
  • If you wish to interrupt a file transfer, you may do so by clicking the refresh button in your browser or the F5 key. Close your browser if you need to be certain that the upload was completely canceled.
  • If an upload depletes all remaining drive space, then downloads will cease to function until files are removed to bring the plan back within the storage limits or the plan is upgraded.

Still Have Questions?

If you need help or have additional questions about upload methods, please contact us

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