# (cheapest or free site) to upload .doc, .txt, .pdf, .xls. .ppt files for sharing...

by rhody
Tags: file sharing, posting files
 PF Gold P: 765 I hope this post goes here, if not I apologize, admin's feel free to move it if needed. I need a place to store files listed in the title above where I can get link(s) for posting to forums, share with friends, etc... I use tinypic for posting pictures, and that works fine, but I need a place to share document files I have looked into the new Google share feature (through gmail) that allows this and prefer to stay away from this method. I did a fairly thorough search before posting this, both here and through google. Thanks in advance for any advice. Rhody...
 Sci Advisor HW Helper P: 8,961 Dropbox.com Their site explains it in detail but - 1, Create an account, 2, Download some software - creates a fodler on your machine, anythign in that folder gets synced (copied) with their server. 3, In this is a 'public' folder, anything you put in there you can give somebody a web link to for them to download. The link is per-file and is randomised (they can't guess the link to any other file - they aren't browsable) It's free for 2Gb of storage and about $5/month for unlimited You can also use a web browser (with your user/passwd) to access your stuff from another machine. PF Gold P: 765  Quote by mgb_phys Dropbox.com Their site explains it in detail but - 1, Create an account, 2, Download some software - creates a fodler on your machine, anythign in that folder gets synced (copied) with their server. 3, In this is a 'public' folder, anything you put in there you can give somebody a web link to for them to download. The link is per-file and is randomised (they can't guess the link to any other file - they aren't browsable) It's free for 2Gb of storage and about$5/month for unlimited You can also use a web browser (with your user/passwd) to access your stuff from another machine.
Dear mgb_phys,

Thanks for the info, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, from another unrelated post here on PF I ran across this: 2shared and the site appears to allow uploads of doc, excel, pdf files that I wanted.

What you you think ?

Rhody...

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## (cheapest or free site) to upload .doc, .txt, .pdf, .xls. .ppt files for sharing...

I tried www.2shared.com and it appears to work as advertised, allows you to upload all the file types I need (listed in title above), provides a secure link to download, password, protection, and the ability to delete the uploaded file if you so desire. You can add a comment, and publisher's name or email.

It is a little clunky to use, but will allow users to attach documents to posts much larger than are allowed on the PF forum.