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    Making Files Available on the Web (WinXPSP2, MS Ofc2003)

    Dear Sirs,
    I don't know where to post my question. I want to make some work available to anyone who wants it. I looked under Shared Folders, but that only deals with Networks. Someone told me that AOL allows a person to share a folder, but I am not an AOL member (and if memory serves me right, AOL can create problems for people). I checked GMail, but didn't see anything like that. I looked up Help and Support on my computer, but that didn't deal with making a folder available to people on the Internet. Perhaps if I explain what I want to make available, someone will be able to tell me how to do this.

    The information consists of 5 files of either Word 2003 or Excel 2003, and a folder with 60 tracks of recordings. The recordings are of 560 English sentences, the English alphabet, sentences using some difficult consonants and the vowel sounds. The other 5 files are the sheets that go with the recordings: instructions in using the sheets, a list of tracks, the alphabet, consonants with sentences, and vowel sounds with sentences, and the sentences that are recorded - both in English and Spanish. These are intended for use by Spanish-speaking people who are trying to learn English. I recorded these myself and wish to make these available free to anyone who wants it.

    Does anybody have any suggestions about how I can do this? I have a slight brain injury that affected the Logic Function, and detailed tasks can be difficult for me to accomplish, but I am willing to try, if I can get step-by-step directions that are super-clear.

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    Re: Making Files Available on the Web (WinXPSP2, MS Ofc2003)

    Some ISP's have Web page space available to their customers. Check with your ISP.

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    Re: Making Files Available on the Web (WinXPSP2, M

    And if your ISP doesn't provide some free web space, there's Geocities which lots of people use for "free" web page space. The reason I put quotes around that is that you have to be willing to put up with their ad requirements and such, but the space is free. ( Yahoo! GeoCities: Get a free web site with easy-to-use site building tools )

    No matter how you end up going, you need to watch for some "restrictions" in the types of files you can put up on a web page. MANY ISPs do not allow the uploading of EXE files, period, so you need to check out the limitations on whatever space you do end up choosing.

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    Re: Making Files Available on the Web (WinXPSP2, MS Ofc2003)

    Goodness! I have to say I am quite taken aback. From what each of you is saying, making these files available means that I have to know how to create a web page? A friend in Argentina had suggested that I use AOL, who offers the possibility of sharing folders, but it occurred to me that anybody who wanted the files would have to get an AOL account - including me. Is that right?
    I have a GMail account. Does GMail offer that? Is it complicated? Do I have to set up a web page to do this? This is a little scary to me.
    Thank you,
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    Re: Making Files Available on the Web (WinXPSP2, MS Ofc2003)

    Julia,

    You might want to look into Wikifortio. They allow you to upload any file up to 100 MB and provide a link to that file that is good for 5 days. This is , of course, a short term option, but you can upload the file again in 5 days. HTH <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Making Files Available on the Web (WinXPSP2, MS Ofc2003)

    Julia, if you use Wikifortio you don't have to do anything except go to the site and register (you don't have to give your real email address) and then simply upload the file you want (up to 100 MB) and then copy the link to the file and send it to your friends or anyone you wish to share the file with. It will remain on their server for 5 days at which time you can upload it again if you choose. Here is a link to a file that I just uploaded today to show you what I mean. http://www.wikifortio.com/922792. It's a photo of Hans' hometown, Leiden, NL, in winter. This file will be deleted from their servers on Sunday June 3 at 3:54 PM (Eastern Daylight Time).

    I've not had any spam or any other adverse occurrences since I first used the site a week or so ago. HTH.
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    Re: Making Files Available on the Web (WinXPSP2, M

    Julia,
    Let me make a suggestion. Go to Google groups and set up a group for this topic of yours. There is no charge, it acts just like a forum (like this one, for example), you can upload your files ( I believe there is a 100 MB limit), you can create Pages with no real skill required. You can make the group public or private and carry on discussion threads about the files you have mentioned. Being web based the group can be accessed anywhere in the world.

    Try it, you will like it.

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    Re: Making Files Available on the Web (WinXPSP2, M

    You might try www.xdrive.com . I've used them years back and am glad to see they're still around. In fact, the website says it's powered by AOL so that's nice. But I don't think it's going to require you or others to have AOL accounts to use. It's just powered by AOL. From what I can tell they are still a free file storage website. It still looks pretty basic to setup, upload and share files or folders of files.
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    Re: Making Files Available on the Web (WinXPSP2, M

    Hi, everyone,
    Thanks very much for your suggestions. I see that there is usually a 100MB size limit, so I checked my files to see what they require. The 4 document files that go with the sound files are under 100MB, if I can use zip files. If not, the sentences alone are 150MB.
    The sound files are a little over 700MB.
    How would that work?

    Thank you,
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    Re: Making Files Available on the Web (WinXPSP2, M

    xdrive.com offers free 5GB storage and I can't find anything on their website that says there's a restriction on the file size or type.
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    Re: Making Files Available on the Web (WinXPSP2, M

    FileFactory - free file hosting offers:
    "Upload up to ten files (300MB limit for each file) "

    There are lots of similar sites you'll find via Google, if you search using terms like - free file hosting storage upload

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    Re: Making Files Available on the Web (WinXPSP2, M

    Okay - I will see if I can do this thing! Thank you very much!
    Julia

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    Re: Making Files Available on the Web (WinXPSP2, M

    Julia,

    I'd go with Daisy's suggestion and use xdrive.com. 5 GB of space should suit your needs nicely.
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