How Do You Send Big Files?


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There are several ways to send big files across the Internet, but the easiest way to do so is to use a cloud storage service to create a download link that you can send to your recipient. Dropbox is one of the most popular of these services.

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  1. Create a Dropbox account

    Using a Web browser, go to Dropbox.com. Click Sign Up and follow the steps to create a Dropbox account.

  2. Download the Dropbox application

    While logged into your Dropbox account, click on your username at the upper right hand corner of the page. Click Install, then click the download link to begin downloading the Dropbox installer.

  3. Install the Dropbox application

    Run the Dropbox installer you downloaded. Follow the steps provided to complete the installation.

  4. Open the Dropbox folder

    The Dropbox installer creates a special folder on your computer. Access this folder using the Dropbox shortcut on your desktop.

  5. Upload your big file to Dropbox

    Drag the big file that you want to send into the Dropbox folder. As long as there is enough space in your Dropbox account to accept the file, it can be uploaded regardless of size. A check-marked icon signifies that the upload is complete.

  6. Send the file to your recipient

    Right click on the file you wish to send and select Share Dropbox link. Paste the link to the uploaded file in an email or instant message to your recipient. The recipient downloads the file by clicking on the link you provided.

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