Sharing BIG Stuff. How to use File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to share files over 10MB . Created by Rosemary Browne, Information Resource Coordinator Information Technology Services, Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC . First, select and copy the file that you want to share.
How to use File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to share files over 10MB
Created by Rosemary Browne, Information Resource Coordinator
Information Technology Services, Coastal Carolina UniversityConway, SC
Red Flag: The file name cannot contain spaces. If you need to use spaces in the name, put an underscore between the words.
Double-click the from_ccu folder to open it.
Right click in the blank space in the open folder, and select Paste from the pop-up menu. This puts a copy of your file in the from_ccu folder. You can’t delete it once it’s pasted in the folder.
Now, Click in the address bar to highlight the address, and press CTRL+C to copy the address.
Create an email to the person you need to share the file with. Instruct the recipient to click the link to access the file. Press CTRL+V to paste the first part of the address into the email.
At the end of the address, place your cursor immediately to the right of the last forward slash (/) and type the name of your document. Press enter at the end of the document name so it becomes a part of the link.
Case matters! Be sure you use upper and lower case identical to your document’s name. Again, no spaces are allowed.
Send the email. It’s a good idea to copy yourself on it so you can test whether you did it correctly!
You’ll be given the choice to Open, Save, or Cancel. It’s generally safer to save the document, then open it from the saved location.