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    Default How do you move a file from one computer to a different comptuer?

    I was trying to send a file to some of my players in a gaming campaign.. and realized, after I'd compiled everything; I haven't the slightest clue how to transfer files.
    So I decided to come here, and see if anyone could explain it to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Togath View Post
    I was trying to send a file to some of my players in a gaming campaign.. and realized, after I'd compiled everything; I haven't the slightest clue how to transfer files.
    So I decided to come here, and see if anyone could explain it to me.
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    If USB file sharing isn't feasible, I'd suggest email or cloud-type storage (Google Drive being probably the easiest to use, assuming you both have a gmail account).

    If you send via email, there should be a button that says "attach file", which will let you put in send anything up to 25MB (normally).

    Google Drive (and I would assume other cloud-type storages have this as well) has a nice, large "Upload" button, from which you can select and upload your file in the same way you'd attach it to an email. After that's done, set the sharing preferences to "anyone with link may view", and send them the link to the file (it should be available in the sharing preferences box, but if not, you can grab the link from your URL bar).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Togath View Post
    I was trying to send a file to some of my players in a gaming campaign.. and realized, after I'd compiled everything; I haven't the slightest clue how to transfer files.
    So I decided to come here, and see if anyone could explain it to me.
    Google it.
    Gmail lets you move some pretty big files around. Signing up is pretty quick. What, you thought I was telling you to search for an answer yourself? Pah.

    Most chat programs have a file transfering system of some sort. MIRC for sure has it, I'm pretty sure Skype has one. MS Instant Messenger had one last time I checked. AIM had one years ago, not sure if it's still any good.

    And yeah, flash cards/USB keys + car or mail work.
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    I feel a little silly about having forgotten gmail.
    I'll try that then(since it's an online rather than in person campaign), thank you for helping me remember it

    Also, what is a "cloud storage"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Togath View Post
    I feel a little silly about having forgotten gmail.
    I'll try that then(since it's an online rather than in person campaign), thank you for helping me remember it

    Also, what is a "cloud storage"?
    Continuing the earlier joke of 'google it'
    here's a wiki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_storage

    Lots of wireless routers are having hard drives built in along with easy to administer networks. So basically, if you have one of these you essentially have a mini cloud storage accessable by any of your wireless devices in your home. Not helpful in getting your file to whomever, but it's a simple example.
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    Skype can directly transfer any type of file of any size, as long as you've got a decent connection and the patience for it. Just open a conversation with one of your players, drag the file in question into the text box, rinse and repeat. If it's huge, you might want to do it one at a time, or enlist them in sending it to other players until you've gotten everybody.
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    I don't have Skype, since I don't like programs that are always on.
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    I don't have Skype, since I don't like programs that are always on.
    Uh, you can set it up so it only starts when you actually launch it and doesn't auto log in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Julio Anejo View Post
    Uh, you can set it up so it only starts when you actually launch it and doesn't auto log in.
    Turning it off after use is a bit of a rigmarole though.

    I believe there was a game channel streamer who thought he turned it off (pressing close in the first instance only minimises it) and was caught on his stream enjoying some *cough* private time with the best adult entertainment the internet can offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brother Oni View Post
    Turning it off after use is a bit of a rigmarole though.
    Right-click Skype icon next to clock and select "Quit"? If that's a rigmarole I'd hate to see what you consider changing the UAC settings in Windows 8 to be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Togath View Post
    I don't have Skype, since I don't like programs that are always on.
    Same. It's one thing if it's a local service like for a video card, but this will constantly talk to the internet and when I hit close it needs to be no more.

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    Right-click Skype icon next to clock and select "Quit"? If that's a rigmarole I'd hate to see what you consider changing the UAC settings in Windows 8 to be...
    When I used it (admittedly over a year ago) the process would keep running in the background after you hit quit, I guess so it could launch faster. And yes, that's using the icon by the clock. I would have to kill it using task manager, which was unacceptable. Also when I hit close in the top right hand corner of a program I expect it to die.

    If I LIVED on skype this likely wouldn't be an issue and I would like these features, but I only wanted it for talking to 1-2 people and found it unnecessarily invasive for that task. But that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumbum42 View Post
    When I used it (admittedly over a year ago) the process would keep running in the background after you hit quit, I guess so it could launch faster.
    It's never done that for me if I actually select "quit". If I select "close" or use one of the normal Windows methods for closing the app (including Alt+F4) then it minimises to the taskbar--pretty sure it's always worked that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karoht View Post
    Continuing the earlier joke of 'google it'
    here's a wiki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_storage

    Lots of wireless routers are having hard drives built in along with easy to administer networks. So basically, if you have one of these you essentially have a mini cloud storage accessable by any of your wireless devices in your home. Not helpful in getting your file to whomever, but it's a simple example.
    I haven't really seen any router with hard drives built in, but I have been seeing them with USB ports to plug in a hard drive and share it automatically on the network.

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    It is ancient but works-lap link. For those people obsessed with privacy it comes with cables to physically connect your computers. And still works does great work salvaging my old machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sktarq View Post
    It is ancient but works-lap link. For those people obsessed with privacy it comes with cables to physically connect your computers. And still works does great work salvaging my old machines.
    Which is fine, provided both machines have a serial or parallel port--you'd be surprised how many machines don't have either these days. Also requires you to move both machines to the same location, which isn't always practical.

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    I highly recommend using WeTransfer.
    No install needed or any annoying adds.

    You can transfer files up to 2 GB with it as often as you like for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brother Oni View Post
    Turning it off after use is a bit of a rigmarole though.

    I believe there was a game channel streamer who thought he turned it off (pressing close in the first instance only minimises it) and was caught on his stream enjoying some *cough* private time with the best adult entertainment the internet can offer.
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    I use Gmail for small stuff, occasionally Dropbox, and flash drives when I can't rely on internet.
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