File transfer - Windows
My favorite proprietary, open source and freeware tools for file transfer on Microsoft Windows (with some self-hosted Linux/BSD tools)
- Large file transfer between users
- File storage with sync clients
- Network Attached Storage (NAS)
- Windows SSH Servers
- Windows FTP Servers
- Windows TFTP Servers
Cyberduck is an open source FTP client.
With an easy to use interface, connect to FTP (File Transfer Protocol), SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer), WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning), Amazon S3, Google Storage, Windows Azure, Rackspace Cloud Files and even Google Docs.
Cyberduck includes a bookmark manager and supports the Mac OS X Keychain and Bonjour networking.
OpenSSH is a free version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users rely on. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks. Additionally, OpenSSH provides secure tunneling capabilities and several authentication methods, and supports all SSH protocol versions.
WinSCP is a popular free SFTP and FTP client for Windows. Moreover, WinSCP is a powerful multi-functional tool that will improve your productivity.
WinSCP can copy files between a local and remote computer using multiple protocols: FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP or WebDAV. On the one hand, WinSCP offers an easy to use graphical user interface; you can choose between Windows Explorer look and tabbed twin-panel interface like Norton commander. On the other hand, advanced users can automate WinSCP functionality using .NET assembly or simple batch file scripting.
You will use WinSCP for all common operations with files. You can start editing a file directly from WinSCP, either using WinSCP internal text editor or using integration with your favorite external text editor. WinSCP operations are not limited to individual files; WinSCP offers several ways to synchronize your remote and local directories.
After connecting to a site you can choose to store site information for repeated access, WinSCP can even share site settings with another popular open source tool PuTTY. WinSCP integrates also with Pageant (PuTTY authentication agent) for full support of public key authentication with SSH.
Admins love WinSCP support for portable operation using a configuration file instead of registry entries, suitable for operation from removable media.
A comprehensive WinSCP documentation is freely accessible at http://winscp.net. This site hosts also a very active user forum for support and feature requests.
WinSCP is available in English and many other languages.
WinSCP is an open source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
SSH and SFTP client for Windows incorporates:
- one of the most advanced graphical SFTP clients;
- state-of-the-art terminal emulation with support for the bvterm, xterm, and vt100 protocols;
- support for corporation-wide single sign-on using SSPI (GSSAPI) Kerberos 5 and NTLM user authentication, as well as Kerberos 5 host authentication;
- support for RSA and DSA public key authentication with comprehensive user keypair management;
- powerful SSH port forwarding capabilities, including dynamic forwarding through integrated SOCKS and HTTP CONNECT proxy;
- powerful command-line parameters which make the SSH client highly customizable and suitable for use in specific situations and controlled environments;
- an advanced, scriptable command-line SFTP client (sftpc);
- a scriptable command-line remote execution client (sexec) and a command-line terminal emulation client (stermc);
- an FTP-to-SFTP bridge allowing you to connect to an SFTP server using legacy FTP applications;
- Bitvise SSH Server remote administration features;
- single-click Remote Desktop forwarding.
FileZilla is a powerful FTP-client. It has been designed for ease of use and with support for as many features as possible, while still being fast and reliable. The program offers support for firewalls and proxy connections as well as SSL and Kerberos GSS security.
PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection. It can also connect to a serial port.
A simple, lightweight client for connecting to a Linux shell from your Windows machine!
Large file transfer between users
Estonian company SendGB offers file transferring up to 5GB for free! But you can share files up to 20GB without sign up! You can keep files up to 1 year.
Some of the features that make SendGB different from its competitors are as follows:
• 500 files transfer to 20 people at the same time up to 5 GB for free! • Files can be stored for free for up to 90 days, • Storing files up to 5 GB for 1 year with SendGB Extend (No need sign up) Transfer big files up to 20GB without sign up or verification! Sharing files over 5GB to 20GB just €1.99. • Automatic deletion of files after downloading, if selected, • Password protection for each upload if requested without being a member, • No speed restrictions when uploading and downloading files, • There is no limit for downloading files, • Ability to send big files from mobile devices without mobile application,
SendGB keeps its servers in France with its secure infrastructure.
SendGB is free for file transferring up to 5GB. No needed registration or verification. SendGB Exceed is file transferring over 5GB to 20GB without sign up! Just €1.99. SendGB Extend is keeping files up to 1 year without sign up! Just €1.99.
SendGB is registered company in Estonia.
WeTransfer is a service to send big or small files from A to B. It can transfer any type of file - such as presentations, photos, videos, music or documents - to friends and colleagues.
You can send files up to 2 GB and they will be available for two weeks, with no registration.
Moreover with WeTransfer Plus (€12 per month (including VAT) for our EU users and $12 per month for everyone outside the EU) you can send files up to 20 GB, available for a longer time and password protected.
It stores files and allows you to download them. Is that all? No. All the files are encrypted by the browser! It means that your files never leave your computer unencrypted. The administrator of the Lufi instance you use will not be able to see what is in your file, neither will your network administrator, or your ISP. The encryption key part of the URL is a anchor, that means this part is only processed client-side and does not reach the server.
Jirafeau is a web site permitting to upload a file in a simple way and give an unique link to it.
A demonstration of the latest version is available on jirafeau.net
- One upload => One download link & One delete link
- Send any large files (thanks to HTML5)
- NO database, only use basic PHP
- Shows progression: speed, percentage and remaining upload time
- Preview content in browser (if possible)
- Password protection (for uploading or downloading)
- Time limitation
- Option to self-destruct after reading
- Simple language support
- Small administration interface
- File level Deduplication for storage optimization
- A basic Terms Of Service which can be adapted to your needs
- Shortened URLs using base 64 encoding
- API interface
- Data encryption (option)
- Skins ...
File storage with sync clients
Store your private pictures, documents, calendar and contacts on your ownCloud server at home, a rented VPS or use one of the public ownCloud providers. Access your existing data on an FTP drive at work, images shared with you on Dropbox, or your NAS at home--all through your ownCloud server.Run your ownCloud server in a place you trust and access all the data you care about in one place!
Your data is where you are! When traveling, access ownCloud through your Android or iOS devices. Automatically upload pictures after taking them. Sync files at home or work with the desktop client keeping one or more local folders synchronized between devices. And wherever you are, the web interface lets you view, share and edit your files alone or with others. Wherever you are, your data is with you thanks to ownCloud!
Share with anybody on your terms! Send password protected public links so others can upload files to you; get notified on your phone when you get a share from your own or another ownCloud server. Edit documents together, have video calls over your own server, comment on pictures shared with or by you. Don't be alone!
ownCloud offers an easy user interface with search, favorites, tags and other ways to quickly get at your files. File editing and preview support for PDF, images, text files, Open Document, Word files and more. Integration of anti-virus scanning functionality with the anti-virus app. LDAP / Active Directory integration Advanced quota management with configurable accounting of external storage. Sharing REST API. Control sharing from mobile apps and desktop clients Easy development of 3rd party apps with the share REST API. Quick access to core functions for app development with the powerful ownCloud App API and webhooks following the publication / subscription model.
You should have full control over your data. We help you achieve that: a safe home for all your data. Secure, under your control and developed in an open, transparent and trustworthy way. We are Nextcloud.
Nextcloud offers industry-leading on-premises file sync and online collaboration technology. Our expertise is in combining the convenience and ease of use of consumer-grade solutions like Dropbox and Google Drive with the security, privacy and control business needs.
Our self-hosted solutions ensure you know where data is, who has access, and that even meta-data does not leak.
We create three products, integrated and acting as one:
Nextcloud Files offers an on-premise Universal File Access and sync platform with powerful collaboration capabilities and desktop, mobile and web interfaces.
Nextcloud Talk delivers on-premises, private audio/video conferencing and text chat through browser and mobile interfaces with integrated screen sharing and SIP integration.
Nextcloud Groupware integrates Calendar, Contacts, Mail and other productivity features to help teams get their work done faster and easier.
Our products integrate powerful capabilities to control and monitor data exchange and communication, including our unique File Access Control and workflow features, extensive audit logs, fine-grained sharing controls and more.
Security is Nextcloud users' greatest concerns and our prime advantage over competitors. Nextcloud features a host of unique, innovative security technologies from brute force protection to advanced server side and integrated end-to-end, client side encryption with enterprise-grade key handling and a wide range of security hardenings. Our security has been reviewed by trusted third parties and is backed by a USD 5000 Security Bug Bounty Program, providing the confidence that data meant to stay private will stay private.
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Alternatives to Synology DSM and QNAP QTS
TrueNAS (formerly FreeNAS) is a free NAS (Network-Attached Storage) server, supporting: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, AFP, RSYNC, iSCSI protocols, S.M.A.R.T., local user authentication, Software RAID (0,1,5) with a Full WEB configuration interface. FreeNAS takes less than 32MB once installed on Compact Flash, hard drive or USB key. The minimal FreeBSD distribution, Web interface, PHP scripts and documentation are based on M0n0wall.
OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins.
OpenMediaVault is primarily designed to be used in home environments or small home offices, but is not limited to those scenarios. It is a simple and easy to use out-of-the-box solution that will allow everyone to install and administrate a Network Attached Storage without deeper knowledge.
Windows SSH Servers
Win32-OpenSSH is a Win32 port of OpenSSH
WinSSHD is our SSH server for all Windows NT-series operating systems. Supported platforms include Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, and 7. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows are supported. Even Windows NT4 is still supported by WinSSHD 4.
WinSSHD supports the following SSH services:
- Secure remote access via console (vt100, xterm and bvterm supported)
- Secure remote access via GUI (Remote Desktop or WinVNC required)
- Secure file transfer using SFTP and SCP (compatible with all major clients)
- Secure TCP/IP connection tunneling (port forwarding)
Windows FTP Servers
FileZilla Server, sister product to FileZilla Client, is an FTP server that supports FTP and FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS). FTP over SSL/TLS provides secure encrypted connections to the server.
It includes numerous functionalities, including:
Compression with MODE Z Encryption with SSL/TLS (for FTPS)
Windows TFTP Servers
Used to push device OS and firmware updates. Insecure (local network only)
Tftpd32 is a free, opensource application which includes DHCP, TFTP, DNS, SNTP and Syslog servers as well as a TFTP client. The TFTP client and server are fully compatible with TFTP option support (tsize, blocksize and timeout), which allow the maximum performance when transferring the data. Some extended features such as directory facility, security tuning, interface filtering; progress bars and early acknowledgments enhance usefulness and throughput of the TFTP protocol for both client and server. The included DHCP server provides unlimited automatic or static IP address assignment.
SolarWinds TFTP Server uploads and downloads executable images and configurations to routers and switches with ease. It is the most robust, widely-trusted, and east-to-use free TFTP Server available.