If you want to share files with your co-workers (or friends and family) use your personal Unity web space. The hardest part of the process is setting up your personal web space, but there are detailed instructions at: http://www.ncsu.edu/it/essentials/learn_more/create_webpage/html/guidemenu.html You just have to read and follow the instructions precisely. The whole process should only take you a few minutes.
Once you have your Unity filespace accessible from the web, all you have to do is transfer the files you want to share to that filespace and give the people you want to share a particular file with the location of that file. You can put images from your digital camera, documents (assuming the person at the other end has the appropriate software), or any other file for anyone to download.
There are several advantages to sharing files this way rather than via email attachments:
- They don't take up space in the recipient's mailbox.
- You can keep the most recent version available. So if several people are working on a project, you can always be sharing the most up-to-date information.
- It doesn't fill up the www.ces.ncsu.edu server.
- You can post things that would not be appropriate to have on the www.ces.ncsu.edu server such as a picture of the 1972 VW Beetle that I restored http://www4.ncsu.edu/~jdorner/bug.jpg .
- Like e-mailing attachments, you can combine text and images like http://www4.ncsu.edu/~jdorner/bug.html or your family Christmas card.
From a Windows PC, you will want to use a program like WS_FTP. On the county Linux systems, you will want to use gFTP. Both of these programs are very quick and easy to use. If you have any questions or need any assistance in setting up your unity webfile space, please contact your Information Management Agent.
- Create and Display Your Own Web Pages
- Transferring Files Using WS_FTP
- FTP new user guide - FTPplanet.com
The use of brand names in this publication does not imply endorsement of the products or services named or the criticism of similar ones not mentioned.
By: John Dorner, Information Management Agent