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Sending LARGE files (weTransfer)

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Enola, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. Enola

    Enola Member

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    I did a couple designs for a company, and had send those files to a number of different sign / install companies across the country. The files are around a GB each.

    I have used "dropbox" in the past, but someone in the chain has sent me revisions via "WeTransfer". I have never heard of this, and I'm a little skeptical to download from it.

    Any feedback on WeTransfer?
     
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  2. Solventinkjet

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    I use it all the time. It's free up to 2GB and super easy to use. If you want to be 100% safe don't click the link but highlight it and copy/paste it into the browser.
     
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  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Been using it for quite some time. Many customers send to us that way. Real easy, too. Hasta be, if I can do it.
     
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  4. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    +1 for wetransfer. Not a bad thing to say about it
     
  5. Enola

    Enola Member

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    thanks all

    I must be outta touch. This is the first time I've heard of it.
     
  6. jimdtg

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    WeTransfer is good for temporary or short time 'file saving'. I prefer OneDrive and G!Drive for long time file storages.
     
  7. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    I've been using wetransfer for years but lately it seems transfers have gotten slower.
    I just became aware of Firefox Send today and did a test send/receive and the transfer was much faster.
    Like twice as fast so might start using that instead.
    You don't have to use the Firefox browser.
     
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  8. OADesign

    OADesign Active Member

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    I use we transfer for almost daily. Great product/service. I do use it slightly differently though. I always input my own email address and have the links come into my inbox and then I copy and paste the short link it generates into the email I send to clients or vendors. It gives me more control. And ends the "did you get it yet?" dance that ensues when waiting on file uploads or emails.

    Additionally, we try to avoid gdrive for many reasons. To name a few, it seems like when people send us gdrive links, it slows down everyone's email (app or web-based) not sure why that is. No time or desire to sort it out though. Also, our clients, ALWAYS, without fail, as the sun rises daily, forget to make the links public so gdrive asks for user/pass combo to request access to whatever they are sending us. Then the "did you get it yet" dance begins again. No, because its password protected. No, it's not, It doesn't ask me for a password... And that's when I suggest wetransfer. 2gb free. No sign up. No spam. Add email(s). Add file(s). Done.
     
  9. myront

    myront CorelDRAW is best

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    Why are the files that big? We do wraps and such all the time and rarely are the files over 500MB.
     
  10. shoresigns

    shoresigns Very Active Member

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    WeTransfer seems to be really popular with marketing agencies – they always use it to send us artwork.
     
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