Imperial College London file exchange

By | 19th June 2017

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Imperial College London file exchange

Imperial College FileExchange is a service to make it easy for you to move files, including large files up to 2.0 GB, in and out of the University.

ICT has an alternative service which can be used for secure large file transfers (greater than 2.0 GB). If you wish to know more on this, please see here for more details.

  • If you are a member of the University, you can log in with your Imperial College Username and password and send files to anyone, in or out of the University.
    Start by logging in and then clicking the “Drop-off” button.
  • If you are not a member of the University, you cannot log in but you can still send files to people in the University if you know their email address.
    Start by clicking the “Drop-off” button.
  • If you are a member of the University and wish to ask someone outside the University to send you some files, you can make the process a lot easier for them by logging in and then clicking the “Request a Drop-off” button.
    This means the other person does not have to pass any tests to prove who they are, which makes the whole process a lot quicker for them.
  • Files are automatically deleted from Imperial College FileExchange 14 days after you upload them, so you don’t need to manually clean up.

Imperial College London file exchange

Share large files (File Exchange)

The File Exchange is a service that makes it easy for you to move files, including large files of up to 2GB, in and out of College. If you are a member of College, you can login with your College username and password and send files to anyone, whether they have an Imperial account or not.

If you are not a College member, you cannot login but you can send files to people at Imperial if you know their email addresses.

Files are automatically deleted from the File Exchange after 14 days, so you do not need to clean up the system manually.

Why use the File Exchange?

Sending large files or attachments by email can be problematic. Many email services have a limit on the size of the file that can be sent or received, often between 5MB and 25MB. If this limit is breached, recipients may not receive attachments you send. The File Exchange email system allows outgoing and incoming attachments of up to 2GB.

If you need to send files larger than 2GB on a regular basis, contact the ICT Service Desk to discuss alternative options.