Sharing Large Files

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Occasionally it becomes necessary to share large files or large numbers of files with others on or off campus. There are several on-campus and third party solutions from which to choose which meet this need.


Dropbox is the most well-known of third party, web-based services that let you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website. Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you're a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! You can relax knowing that Dropbox always has you covered, and none of your stuff will ever be lost.

The first 2Gb of storage with Dropbox are free; more storage is available for a monthly fee.

Official Dropbox Website


OCDocs is a Google service built right in to your OCApps account. It shares the amount of space that you're allocated for your OCMail (currently about 25 gigabytes) so it's not a wise place to store many large types of documents like music or movies but can be used effectively to share many text documents at once. You can choose to share individual files with others or entire folders of documents.