You can use CloudStor FileSender in your web browser to send files and folders from your local device to another person. Navigate to https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/plus/apps/filesenderapp/, or open the CloudStor site and click FileSender in the top navigation menu.
You can send up to 1,000 files at a time, with a combined maximum size of 2 PB per upload. AARNet has not comprehensively tested uploads of this size.
- Click FileSender in the top navigation bar.
- Open your file explorer application and drag and drop the files or folders you want to share onto the document icon.
Click Select Files to upload one or more files from the same folder. Hold the SHIFT key when selecting files to select multiple files.
Click Select Directory to upload one or more folders. Hold the SHIFT key when selecting folders to select multiple folders.
Once the upload is complete, FileSender will display a list of the files that will be shared and their file size.
- Enter the email address you want to send the file to. You can send files to multiple email addresses with a comma separating each email address.
- If you want a link you can copy instead of automatically sending the link to an email address, toggle Get a link instead of sending to recipients in the right column of the form. Use this method if you want to share the link directly, such as through a private messaging application.
- Enter a subject and message for the email. This isn’t required, but will help the recipient to know what the email is for and to avoid the email going to spam.
- If the files you’re sending contain sensitive or private data, toggle File Encryption on and add a password.
You can either enter your own password or click Generate password to have FileSender create a strong password for you..
Make sure you record this password; FileSender won’t save it for you.
Find out more about encrypting files sent with FileSender.
- Modify the date on which FileSender will make the files unavailable, up to 40 days in the future.
The expiry date is automatically set to 21 days from the date you share the files, with the files deleted from CloudStor on this date. Having an expiry date helps to limit file access to people who need it.
- If you want to receive notifications for significant events like FileSender finishing the upload, someone downloading a file, or an access expiry, click Advanced settings and enable the notifications you want.
- If you’re using a slow connection and have multiple large files to send, click Advanced settings and toggle Disable parallel uploads on to improve your upload speed.
- Click Send to start uploading your files.
Once your files are finished sending, FileSender will display Success. Upload complete. If you configured your send to generate a link, FileSender will display a popup with your link to access the shared files.