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Aug 11, 2001, 10:05 AM
 
I want to share my files by just sending someone a link with the download url in it so they can just click it and start downloading immediately.

You can do this with idisk but everything I upload seems to end up as a binhex.hqx file (unless there's a way to avoid this) and I need to share with PC users.

Freedrive is okay but the recipient needs to input email info etc, anyone know of another storage space where this is possible?

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Aug 12, 2001, 05:36 AM
 
You can open an account at a web pages hosting provider, such as Geocities, and then put your files via FTP. So you can put everything you want and give the people the addresses, or even build a simple page with links to your files...

hope this helps.

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Aug 12, 2001, 09:13 AM
 
Thanks jrlaff,
I've opened accounts with both geocities and Tripod, I've uploaded my file (PDF) yet I can't seem to work out how I display/access the file on the homepage they give you?

They have lot's of cheesy templates to choose from (not complaining because it's free, and I don't know much HTML) but public download access remains a bit of a mystery, any clues?

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Aug 12, 2001, 09:54 AM
 
I think I might have sorted it, (just typing in the directory path) http://download.tripod.co.uk:81/jimc...ormonsters.pdf
If the user hasn't got the PDF viewer I wonder if it would just dl to disk?..
     
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Aug 12, 2001, 05:48 PM
 
Well if the user attempts to get a pdf file and doesn't have the pdf plug-in, his browser will allow him to download it to his drive,
     
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Aug 12, 2001, 08:07 PM
 
Originally posted by nemo:
<STRONG>You can do this with idisk but everything I upload seems to end up as a binhex.hqx file (unless there's a way to avoid this) and I need to share with PC users. </STRONG>
If you don't put it in your Public folder it doesn't automatically binhex it. Put it somewhere else and then link to it.
     
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Aug 13, 2001, 04:39 AM
 
Originally posted by markbbb:
<STRONG>

If you don't put it in your Public folder it doesn't automatically binhex it. Put it somewhere else and then link to it. </STRONG>
Wouldn't you need a password to directly access other non-public folders? Why is it binhexed in the public folder anyway?
     
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Aug 13, 2001, 12:04 PM
 
Windows users can expand BinHex files using Aladdin Expander. You could always include a link to this utility on your page also...

And if they download WinZip, it also provides support for expanding BinHex files...

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