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Creating A Public Link

An Admin or a User with access to resources can use the Send function located both on the Files tab and the Home tab to create a public link you can use to securely transfer files. This can be extremely effective for many use cases such as bypassing email limitations, distributing files and proposals or posting downloadable links on your website.

Steps

1. Click the Send button on the right side of the Home tab

2. Click the Browse (local PC) or Files button (FTP server) and select the files or folders you want to send.

3. Checkmark “Create a public link” and copy the link.

4. By default the link will expire after 14 days, if you select Override automatic cleanup you can set a longer or shorter timeframe.

5. Click “Send” to upload the file and activate the link, if you need to access the link again it will be stored on your Home tab for easy reference.

Sharing folders using a public link

1. From the Files page highlight
the folder you want to share and click the “Share” button
2. Update the Name and Description as needed. The Name you choose will
be used as the folder name for people who anonymously access the folder.
3. Check the box “Allow anonymous access to this folder” and choose the
desired permission level from the list – Read, Write, or Read / Write
4. Click the Save button
Anonymous access settings for distributing applications
There are 2 options that need to be set for distributing applications and
executable (see below). The setting “Display downloaded files directly in
browser” should display files directly, play digital files and execute
applications on download if supported by the browser, The “Hide folder….”
setting ensures that web spiders cannot find your files without the specific
path giving you privacy.

How to access anonymous folders

Use any FTP client to connect anonymously to access your folders. Connection
details:
Host: ftp.hostedftp.com
Logontype: Anonymous
Default remote directory: /~username

Notes:

a) Be sure to include the ~ (tilde) character before your username
b) “username” can be found and updated on the Setup page
How to download files from anonymous folders using HTTPS
In your browser’s address bar, type:
https://ftp.hostedftp.com/~username/shared_folder_name/path_to_file

Notes:

a) “username” can be found and updated on the Setup page
b) “shared_folder_name” is the name you give to the public folder on the
Sharing page, not required to be the same as the name of the folder itself
c) “path_to_file” is the relative path to the file you want to download
Example
#1: Your username is “yourcompany” and you’ve created an
anonymous folder called “pub”.  Inside “pub” there is a file called
“welcome.pdf”. You can download this file at:https://ftp.hostedftp.com/~yourcompany/pub/welcome.pdf
Example
#2:Your username is “yourcompany” and you’ve created an
anonymous folder called “pub”.  Inside “pub” there is another folder
called “marketing”, and inside “marketing” there is a file called
“welcome.pdf”. Click Here to download this file.

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