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nemo Aug 11, 2001 09:05 AM
alternative to idisk..
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?

Thanks
 
jrlaff Aug 12, 2001 04:36 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.

[ 08-12-2001: Message edited by: jrlaff ]
 
nemo Aug 12, 2001 08:13 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?

Cheers
 
nemo Aug 12, 2001 08:54 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?..
 
jrlaff Aug 12, 2001 04:48 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,
 
markbbb Aug 12, 2001 07:07 PM
Quote
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. :cool:
 
nemo Aug 13, 2001 03:39 AM
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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. :cool:</STRONG>
Wouldn't you need a password to directly access other non-public folders? Why is it binhexed in the public folder anyway?
 
-Q- Aug 13, 2001 11:04 AM
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...

[ 08-13-2001: Message edited by: -Q- ]
 
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