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Is There A Way To Send Program File From One Computer To Another?

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  1. bizwiz2

    bizwiz2 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I would like to send a program file along with a template from one computer to another. It is not possible to physically link the two computers. Is there a way to do that? (For example, emailing the file as an attachment, or uploading to a website & then downloading it, or something else?) If so, how do I do it? Thanks.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Can you be more specific as to the exact task? I'm not sure what you're asking.
     
  3. bizwiz2

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    I have a file on a floppy disk. It's a template for a page layout that works in Microsoft Publisher. I want to get it onto my laptop. My laptop has no floppy drive. So I'm wondering if I can load the file onto a desktop and then transfer it to my laptop. I would like to be able to do this without having to have the two computers in close proximity to each other. So I was thinking of loading the file on a desktop and then emailing the file as an attachment or perhaps FTPing it to a website & then downloading it on my laptop. Would that work? Would one be better than the other? Is there a third and better way of doing it?
     
  4. TreyDawgMT

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    Yes, putting the file that is on the floppy in a disk with internet acess and then emailing it to yourself usually works. The only issue might be that MS Publisher files are usually larger files, and many emails have limits. But I'd definently try that route, as it'd work well if the file isn't too large.
     
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    OK, thanks.
     
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    You can use www.YouSendIt.com to transfer up to 1 GB files for free.

    As TreyDawgMT mentioned, MS-Publisher files can be quite large. You might try using a Zipping program to compress the files before transferring them. I have seen 12 page church newsletters that were 16 MB MS-Publisher files compress down to under 3 MB.
     
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    uSE rapidshare or megaupload
    rapidshare is the fastest, upload limit 100meg
    megaupload is slower, with a max of 250 meg.
    http://rapidshare.de/

    http://www.megaupload.com/
    I do not know how secure either one is. I use them to send files from my house then download when i get to work
     
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    If the file fits on a floppy, it's not too large to send over regular e-mail.
     
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    Usually 1.4 meg in most cases can be sent as an attachment. Most ISPs will let you send around 3 meg as attachments. They will let you receive a lot more.
    If that is the way you want to do it you can get a file chopper prog and send 100s of megs 1 meg at a time.
     
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    How about a cheap Flash drive. I would assume both computer have a USB port. You can get a 128MB USB flash drive for $8.50 on Newegg.

    I like YouSendit. Use it all the time. Another option is Yahoo Briefcase.
    http://briefcase.yahoo.com/bc//home
     
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    Yes a flash drive will work also, as long as you do not forget to bring it or do not lose it.
    what if you want to send 70 megs of pictures to your Aunt in Frostbite Falls Min ?
     
  12. TreyDawgMT

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    Duh, I wasn't even thinking about the fact that the files are on a floppy... Yeah, I suppose it'd be a small file then :-D
     
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