At the University of Connecticut, there are two interfaces that can be used to share a file that may be too large to email. FileLocker uses the NetID and password login system, but allows non-NetID users to access publicly shared files. Dropbox uses the NetID and password login system and is only meant for individuals with NetIDs and passwords. Dropbox can be accessed by visiting https://dropbox.uconn.edu/dropbox
Using UConn Dropbox
There are a few restrictions to using UConn Dropbox that users should be aware of before uploading documents:
1. This service is for UConn members only (either sender or receiver or both). It is intended to be used by faculty and staff at UConn both within the community and in correspondence with individuals outside of UConn.
2. The sender or receiver must be either physically on campus or logged in (Login link at top of the Dropbox page).
3. Dropbox is not intended to be used in the transmission of sensitive University data.To share data securely with others please utilize UConn’s new secure file transfer service, Filelocker.
4. The maximum file size is 450 MB. This limit is enforced after you upload your file, so your file will not be rejected until after your transfer completes.
5. Large files (over 10Mb) are deleted after 14 days.
6. Small files are deleted after 30 days.
7. After your file upload completes, you will be shown a link that can be used to retrieve your file. Cut and paste this link into your Email client and send it to your intended recipient(s).
Uploading Files to the UConn Dropbox
1. Navigate to the UConn Dropbox website and sign in using your NetID and password.
2. Select Choose File to locate the file you wish to upload.
3. Select Upload File.
4. After the file is uploaded you will be provided with a link. You can save/share this link to retrieve the file.
You can also use a more secure, encrypted dropbox. At the bottom of the page after logging in, you will see Click here to use the more secure, encrypted dropbox.