I have two computers with Windows 10. Preferably the simplest option, so that at the other end people with minimal IT competence can figure it out

  • @HybridSarcasm
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    84 months ago

    Per rule #3, this seems to be a general home computing question and not centered around self-hosting. Please consider adding details to clarify how this involves self-hosting.

    • @[email protected]
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      24 months ago

      Syncthing is not a good solution for a one time transfer. It is likely slower as the other solutions here.

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    4 months ago

    if they have minimal capacity for installing/configuring/using software, then sending a USB drive via the postal service should be a strong contender

  • @Nibodhika
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    134 months ago

    Syncthing? Never used it on Windows but they do have a client so it should work. That’s the simplest I can think of.

  • Twinklebreeze
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    84 months ago

    Sneakernet was made for this exact situation.

  • Brickfrog
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    84 months ago

    Syncthing, Resilio Sync, or one of those browser based p2p file sends e.g. https://file.pizza or similar.

    If both p2p ends know how to use torrents then creating a simple torrent to share to the other peer would work fine. But that requires slightly more IT competence especially if someone needs to open a port forward (ideally you would make sure you have your own port forwarded so the other party doesn’t have to worry about this).

    If you’re doing this more than once it might be worth setting up a simple server e.g. HFS is a nice open source/free HTTP file server, been a while since I used it but it still seems to be active https://www.rejetto.com/hfs/

  • @kn33
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    64 months ago

    What about a torrent? You’ll have to encrypt with 7zip or something to keep it secure, but that and qbitorrent will do the trick.

    • @Pretzilla
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      14 months ago

      Qbittorrent or Rutorrent has some kind of extension to allow single private file sharing

      Or can a private magnet link accomplish this?

      • @kn33
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        24 months ago

        Idk but I wouldn’t risk it when it’s easy to encrypt stuff. Good security is done in layers.

      • @vala
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        24 months ago

        Yeah it’s like the least intuitive software ever honestly.

        Might as well just use rsync at that point haha.

    • RBG
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      44 months ago

      Haven’t used it but it says right on the page you linked only up to 10 GB. Op wants 30 GB, I guess its not possible to split.

      • @HarriPotero
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        34 months ago

        I think that limit (previously 5GB) is for files that they’ll store for you. Larger transfers are P2P only.

  • @hperrin
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    Check out QuickDAV. I think it’s exactly what you’re looking for. If you’re going across the internet, you’d have to forward a port from your router. Otherwise, if you’re on the same network, it’s really simple.

  • @[email protected]
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    34 months ago

    It’s too big for email, and likely too big for Dropbox or Gdrive unless you have a paid account with them.

    That means you’re going to have to get slightly technical. Find a freeware SFTP program that can spawn a server on the host, and connect to it from the client to download the file.

    Good luck!