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File Transfer & File Sharing with the Web App

Due to its functional resemblance to Windows Explorer, users find the Web App very intuitive and easy to use without the need for tech support. Nonetheless, the following should provide more than adequate documentation to assist users in getting the most from this powerful browser-based file transfer application.

The Web App is designed for modern web browsers that fully support HTML5, therefore no plugins are required. It uses a responsive framework, therefore it reshapes itself to fit any desktop or mobile screen resolution.

A tutorial for using the WebApp can be found in this 45-minute recorded presentation. There are also short 2-5 minute videos with each topic on this page.

Navigation

Our WebApp has some unique and powerful components: 

  • Directory Tree - The directory tree aids overall navigation for those with access to multiple folders, such as site administrators.
  • Upload Queue - The upload queue has several benefits that are explained further in the Upload how-to below.
  • Action Icons - Action icons appear when hovering a file or sub-folder. They provide a simple way to take action on the item being hovered. The same actions are available by right-clicking the file or folder name.

Watch a short video on Navigation

Downloading Files & Folders

There are multiple ways to download files and folders:

  • Click a file name. The download will immediately begin.
  • Use the Right-Click menu. Then choose Download.
  • Use the Action icon. Hover a file or folder to expose Action icons to the right of the file or folder name. Click the Download icon.
  • Use the Checkboxes. Tick the checkbox(es) next to the file(s) and folder name(s) you wish to download. Then click the Download button.

If you check off multiple files or folders (or just a single folder) for download, the resulting download will be a Zip file. This is the only way to preserve an entire recursive directory on download.

Most browsers will automatically save your files to your local Downloads folder. Other browsers may prompt you with a Save-as dialog.

Watch a short video on Downloading

Uploading Files

There are multiple ways to upload files and folders:

  • Use the Upload Button. Click the Upload button. Select one or more files from your local file system (using shift or control keys). Click Open or Submit.
  • Use Drag and Drop*. Drag items from a local Explorer window into the open directory area or onto the special drop area next to the buttons.

    *While all modern browsers support dragging files, some web browsers may not fully support drag and drop of folders.

The Upload Queue

As you select files from your local hard drive or drag them to the screen, they will be added to the Upload Queue. You can then navigate elsewhere on your hard drive to select additional files.

Once you have everything in the queue that you want, click the Start button.

Watch a short video on Uploading

Deleting Files

There are multiple ways to delete files or folders:

  • Use the Checkboxes. Tick the checkbox(es) next to what you want to delete. Then click the Delete button.
  • Use the Right-Click menu. Then click Delete.
  • Use the Action icon. Hover a file or folder to expose Action icons to the right of the file or folder name. Click the Delete icon.

Watch a short video on Deleting

Sharing Files (with InfiniShare Links)

There are multiple ways to delete files or folders:

  • Use the Checkboxes. Tick the checkbox(es) next to what you want to delete. Then click the InfiniShare Link button.
  • Use the Right-Click menu. Then click InfiniShare Link.
  • Use the Action icon. Hover a file or folder to expose Action icons to the right of the file or folder name. Click the InfiniShare Link icon.

Renaming a File or Folder

There are multiple ways to rename a file or folder:

  • Use the Checkboxes. Tick the checkbox next to the item you want to rename. Then click the Rename button. Edit the name and hit Enter on your keyboard.
  • Use the Right-Click menu. Select Rename. Edit the name and hit Enter on your keyboard.
  • Use the Action Icon. Hover a file or folder to expose Action icons to the right of the file or folder name. Click the Rename icon.

Watch a short video on Renaming

Moving Files or Folders

There are multiple ways to move files or folders:

  • Drag an item to another folder, either to a sub-folder of the current directory or to any folder in the Directory Tree.
  • Use the Checkboxes. Tick the checkbox(es) of the items you want to move. Click the Cut button. Navigate to another place on the FTP site. Click the Paste button.
  • Use the Right-Click menu. Select Cut. Navigate to another place on the FTP site. Click the Paste button.
  • Use the Action icon. Hover a file or folder to expose Action icons to the right of the file or folder name. Click the Cut icon. Navigate to another place on the FTP site. Click the Paste button.

Copying Files or Folders

There are multiple ways to copy files or folders:

  • Use the Checkboxes. Tick the checkbox(es) of the items you want to copy. Click the Copy button. Navigate to another place on the FTP site. Click the Paste button.
  • Use the Right-Click menu. Select Copy. Navigate to another place on the FTP site. Click the Paste button.
  • Use the Action icon. Hover a file or folder to expose Action icons to the right of the file or folder name. Click the Copy icon. Navigate to another place on the FTP site. Click the Paste button.

Watch a short video on Moving & Copying

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