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Transferring files from one device to another

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This article looks at different methods of getting or transferring files from one device to another, including audio and video files.

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Via the Cloud

Uploading to the cloud tends to be secure, flexible and helps create back ups in case you lose you files.

We would recommend Onedrive (which is free for Trinity Laban students), Dropbox (free 2GB of storage) or Google Drive (15GB free).

An alternative method is one that automatically backs up your recordings and photos, such as Google Photos or iCloud.

Via a browser

Using the Chrome browser with the devices connected to the same wifi network, you can open https://sharedrop.io on both devices and upload a file (or files) from one device and download from the other. It’s simple and easy to use, and secure as data is stored only on the local network.

Via a portable hard-drive

Portable hard-drives are another way to easily transfer large files between devices, and a great way to store large amounts of data, so if you have a lot of video or audio content, this might be suited for you. However, all portable hard-drives will fail in the long run, and wherever possible, you should make multiple backups of your data so that if your hard-drive fails, you haven’t lost your files permanently. Portable hard-drives are most secure when they don’t contain moving parts. Here is a guide on purchasing and using portable drives safely.

Updated on 8th October 2020

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