How to transfer large files for free?

large for an email attachment? We advise you on how to do it without any costs - check it out! How to transfer large files for free.

How to transfer large files for free?
How to transfer large files for free?

Want to upload a file that is too large for an email attachment? We advise you on how to do it without any costs - check it out! How to transfer large files for free.

The need to send a large email file may arise from time to time - for example, you have vacation or party photos that you want to share with your friends. Social networks have limits on the size of files that can be uploaded, and so does e-mail. That is why we advise the services of other websites - they are completely free, and you can be sure that you will pass everything on to the recipients.


WeTransfer is a service that allows you to send files with a total size of 2 GB for free. You don't need to sign up for it - you just enter your e-mail address, followed by the e-mail addresses of the recipients. It can be up to twenty people! Then you upload the files - the recipient will get a link to download them.

I don't have any particular comments about the service, except that at certain times the files load is irritatingly slow - which means that a lot of people use WeTransfer.

Send Anywhere

Send Anywhere is a service that is very similar, but allows you to transfer up to 4 GB of data. You can use an email address or create a direct link - you will then receive a six-digit download code. The recipient goes to the Send Anywhere website, types it in - and can download the files you uploaded. It's a simple and neat solution.


MailBigFile in the free version allows you to send up to five files, but note - each can be up to 2 GB in size. So, theoretically, 10 GB will be sent in one sitting. The recipient has up to 10 days to download the files. You can attach a text message to the files.

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Hightail is a website formerly known as YouSendIt. Minus - requires a free account. A single file can be up to 250 MB in size, and 5 files can be sent at the same time, which gives us 1.25 GB of data. Benefits? Great emphasis on security - files are encrypted. The website offers dedicated applications: mobile and desktop.


Dropbox is a service well known to everyone - it has been on the market for over a decade. To use it, you need to create an account in it - but the recipient does not need to have it to receive the files. You can store - and share - up to 2 GB of data in the free Dropbox, and we also have paid plans for business.

Google Drive

Google Drive is a solution everyone knows - you get 15 GB of space for your files, which is enough for most people. You can send files to anyone without any size limit - just a link is created to each one.


OneDrive is now part of Windows 10. It allows you to store up to 15 GB of data in the cloud, as well as share it via a link. It is worth adding that OneDrive is often used by teachers during remote classes. Just select the file and choose to share it.

Mail Drop

This is an option for Mac users - it's found in the email app. It uses iCloud to store files - a download link is generated for each of them. The recipient does not need a Mac or iOS - the link is universal. However, if the recipient is using an email application, they will receive the file as an email attachment.