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The Complete Guide to File Transfers

File Transfer LogoAnyone who uses the internet is familiar with downloading files. In fact every time you view a web page you performing a file transfer as you are downloading a HTML document, a collection of images, and an assortment of supporting files like style sheets, Javascript code files and Flash applications.

As well as downloading files from the internet, it is also possible to directly transfer files to friends, family and coworkers. Using file transfer services like FTP and BitTorrent, as well as free online storage services such as Live SkyDrive and Google Docs you can host and transfer your own files to a select number of users or the rest of the world.

This guide shows you how to configure and use these services, as well as reviewing some of the applications, like FTP clients, that you may need to install.

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