Is there a free place to store files on the net?

United States
November 7, 2008 2:55am CST
Free is getting hard to find. But I have some files I would like to put in a safe place in case my computer crashers. All help appreciated.
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@jazz555 (236)
• India
7 Nov 08
Better take a image of your file which you need to take backup and write the image in a cd. And you can use it any time without any problem. Or try uploading the files to some sharing site like rapidshare which is trusted by many ...and you can retrieve it by downloading .or u can go for 4shared.com where you can upload the whole drive or a folder as u have in ur harddisk
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• United States
7 Nov 08
Wow thank you. I had no idea about these sites. Have you used them and feel safe with them?
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I'm not sure either. I would recommend saving it to a disc though for backup.
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• United States
7 Nov 08
hello again long time. I have had alot happen and a new job to boot. Working nights so not alot of free time. Saving to disk is a good idea but I was kind of looking for something on the net so I could share files too.
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@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
15 May 09
I think, it is always better to keep your backup files in some CD/falshdrive/hardisk etc with you. Internet is too dangerous to rely.
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• United States
21 May 09
Its ok until the hard disk goes bad and Ive had that happen alot.
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• United States
21 May 09
i havet heard of that i will have to check it out. thank you.
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@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
7 Nov 08
I'm always wary of storing any of my information in any remote disc sharing site, even if they are offered free. I will never know if there are prying eyes, or the administrators of such sites access or copy them and infringe my privacy to these files. I think if you want to back up certain critical files, probably the best and safest thing to do is to either back them up into another drive of your own, or into a CD-R or DVD disc. You can even do this more than one time over a period, so that you have more than one generation of backup to rely on in case your system crashes. If you have 2 PCs at home or an additional notebook, then use each one to backup the other.
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• United States
7 Nov 08
Oh yes thank you for the warning. I wasnt even thinking of saftey when I posted the question. Very nice ideas for me to try thank you.
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@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
7 Nov 08
Disc sharing sites are fine if what you want to store are not sensitive to you. Good source of backup if you need one badly. If you can store your files within your own boundary where you know security is within your control, that's probably the more prudent move to exercise.
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@musicman6 (2368)
• United States
8 Nov 08
I have some office files,and music files, and pictures in my Yahoo mail inbox! I just e-mailed them to myself, and they'll stay in there in case I change computers, they'll still be in my Yahoo mail inbox! There is no storage limit , nor cost anything! You just have to have a Yahoo mail account!
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• United States
21 May 09
oh nice idea. Yahoo has been around for years not like its going to disapear. Although alot of files are too big I would have to have several email account-maybe.
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@Guardian208 (1095)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Hey Dangnabit67. Long time no see! I hope all is well with you. There are many place you can store files online for free. This web site reviews many of them. I hope this helps. http://websearch.about.com/od/web20/a/online-storage.htm
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• United States
21 May 09
life goes on. sigh. How are you?
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
7 Nov 08
I store my files in Box.net, which I think it's a good website. They are giving 1GB for free. http://www.box.net/ Some of my friends like to store their files in gmail or yahoo mail, as they provide really big or almost unlimited capacity to store the emails. Hope this helps.
• United States
7 Nov 08
That is alot of space for free. And you say you like it. Thank you for your help.
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@saundyl (9693)
• Canada
8 Nov 08
i use uploader.chipszone.net for file storage and sharing
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• United States
21 May 09
Thank you I will be looking into this.
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