As useful as it would be if everyone used cloud storage services, that's sometimes just not the case. But there are definitely situations when big files need to be shared – quickly and without hassle. Or perhaps you just wish that all the files someone sends you would be stored in one cloud storage – the one you prefer to use. Well, if your preferred service happens to be Koofr (something we're glad to hear), we have a solution for you.
It's called Receive Files.
The Receive Files feature enables whoever is trying to send you a file to upload it from their device into a folder that you created in your own Koofr account. You simply create a folder, send the link to the folder to the other person and you're done. The beauty of all this? They don't have to be Koofr users (but hopefully they will be once you tell them about it :)).
So how does it work?
On your side
The steps are easy. With just a few clicks, you'll get a link and the other person will be able to upload files in no time.
- In your Koofr account, choose a folder you want the person to upload their files into.
- On the right, you will see a Share button. Click on it and choose Receive files.
- A window will open with the link to the folder and some settings you can play around with, depending on your preferences.
a Upload link: This is the link you'll share with the person who is trying to send you the files. You can copy it and send it yourself or you can choose the Email option under the »Post it« section below. In that case, Koofr will take you to your email client. You can also edit the short URL if you wish.
b Safety and privacy: Sensitive information you want to protect? The link is protected with a password by default. It will be automatically sent in the email you send to the person.
c Expiration date: You want to keep your folder available for a limited period of time? You can easily set the expiration date of the link – an hour, a day, a week or a completely custom time period.
d Notification: There's no need to constantly check if the files have been uploaded. Just tick the »Notify« box and we'll send you an email once the person you sent the link to uploads the files.
On their side
Whoever you send the link to only has to do these easy steps:
Click on the link you sent them. (Here Koofr might ask them for a password if you added it to the link.) A screen like the one below will open.
- Upload the files they wish to share by adding them from their device.
And it's done!
You will receive a notification that there are files waiting for you in the folder (if you checked the »Notify« function, of course) and they will be safely stored until you need them. You can then manage them the same way as other files in your Koofr account – share them, move them to different folders, download them etc.
We hope this function comes in handy when someone wants to share a file with you on your Koofr account.
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