2 Best Ways to Send Large Files Over the Internet (Faster)

As we used to share many files like photos, videos, documents, or any other files on a daily basis but sometimes the file is very large in size and we are unable to share from a particular app or via email because of some technical limitations and sometimes it is too slow to send the file.

So if you want to send large files to someone in a faster way then here I am going to tell you about some tools which you can use to send those heavy files.

Tip: Compression of large files to an Archive file

If your file is very large in size then compression can be a technique for reducing the file size. The small size of the file will consume less data and will take less time to upload and send.

For compressing a large file to an archive file, we need archiving tools like WinZip, 7-Zip, ZArchiver, or WinRAR. In all of these, you can use 7-Zip because it almost compresses 22.08% size than the original size of the file.

7 zip interface

If you have a slow network connection then you can do such compressions. Either if you have fast wifi connection then you can go for it without compression.

After compressing the file you must need a platform to transfer the file. So here you can use pCloud cloud storage for transferring the file.

1. Sending the files through pCloud

pCloud is a Switzerland-based company that provides extensive and easy-to-use cloud storage services. It is very fast, safe, and secure cloud storage. It can be very useful for personal and business purposes as cloud storage. Sending or receiving files is quite easier with a fast and secure environment.

By Downloading pCloud on your PC

1. Download pCloud on your PC and then install it.

2. Open pCloud Drive app and sign in or register your account.

Open pCloud Drive app and sign in or register your account

3. Now you can see a new drive will be added to the file explorer.

New drive will be added to the file

4. Create a new folder here and Paste the compressed archive file into the new folder.

Paste the compressed archive file

5. Now go to pCloud Drive app

6. Go to the Shares Section, Click invite to folder

Click invite to folder

7. Now select the folder in which you pasted the archive file.

Select the folder in which you pasted the archive file

8. Then input the email address of the user account with which you want to share the file, and then click on the send invitation. You can also add more than one email.

Input the email then click on the send invitation

9. Hence this folder is shared with that email address.

On the other hand after sharing to the email, for downloading the shared file from the account to which it is shared then follow these steps:

1. Open pCloud and go to the shares section

2. Now go to the Shared me tab

3. Here you can see the Pending invitations, click on accept then select folder to save.

Open pCloud Go to Shared me tab Pending invitations Click Accept

4. Now open pCloud drive from the file explorer

5. Copy the archive file to any local drive on your PC.

6. Now Extract the file.

Or,

1. Check your email for the shared folder from The pCloud Team

2. Open the email and click on Accept invite.

Open the email and click on Accept invite

3. Login with the email to which the file is shared.

4. Click on Accept.

5. Select the folder in which you want to store the file. And click Accept Share.

6. Now you can open the folder and Download the file. And Extract it.

Open the folder and Download the file

Using pCloud on the Web

If you don’t want to download pCloud on your desktop and use it on the web so here are the steps by which you can transfer your files on the web.

1. Go to pCloud Transfer

2. Sign in with your account or if you are a new user then Register.

3. Upload the archive of the large file or any file here. And if you want to encrypt it with a password then you also can do that.

4. Now here you can see two options, Get a link to share and Transfer via email.

You can go for any of them, Get a link to share will send you a share link of the file in your email. And in Transfer via email, you have to give your email as well as the email on which you want to send.

5. Link I have selected Get a Link to Share.

6. Accept the Privacy Policy.

7. Click on Get Link.

Using pCloud on the Web

8. The link will be shared on your email which you can share with anyone for downloading that file.

Then lastly by unarchiving the file, you successfully shared your large file.

Pro Tip: You can use a wifi network for faster uploading or downloading speed.

2 Send Files Using Google Drive

You can also use other platforms like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc for sharing your file.

1. Firstly, if the file size is very large then Compress the file.

2. Simply Upload the compressed file to google drive.

3. Right-click on that file and click on share.

Upload the compressed file to google drive Right Click Click on share

4. Now in the General access change and select Anyone with this Link and then click on Copy Link and then Done.

Now in the General access change and select Anyone with this Link

5. Now you can share the link with anyone for accessing or the downloading file.

Mostly the steps are similar for Dropbox and OneDrive too. you may get different interfaces but the processes will be similar So you can follow these steps for that too.

Also Read: Tips to Download Files Faster On PC

FAQs

How can I transfer large files with a slow connection?

You can compress your large file to a compressed archive file which will reduce the file size and will take less time to upload and also takes fewer data charges.

What platforms can I use to transfer files?

You can use any platform of your choice. But I will recommend using fast and secure platforms like pCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, ShareFile, etc.

Why should we use pCloud?

pCloud is one of the most well-known cloud storage providers over the internet and is very popular. It offers a lot of features and a more secure environment and also it is very fast and easy to use.

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Shivanshu Karn

Shivanshu Karn

Shivanshu is a web developer, programmer, and beginner level data scientist. He enjoys writing technical content.