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danielson 16. Feb 2015 03:44 PM

Is it possible to create shortcut to upload files?
 
Didn't know where to post this, but, seeing that i have a few different cloud storage accounts and Dropbox is my fav, i still use the others except i don't install their desktop apps for reasons of limited computer space (have 120G SSD).

Was wondering...
Is it possible to create a shortcut to upload a file directly to a service like Mediafire?
Would like to avoid having to log in and then going to upload drag 'n drop bit.

Remah 17. Feb 2015 05:25 AM

Almost anything you do manually can be automated using a Hotkey or Macro Recorder Utility. There are other options if these don't work for you.

danielson 17. Feb 2015 03:46 PM

Thank you Remah!

Shall look into it for sure! :)

sicknero 27. Feb 2015 12:19 PM

I find CarotDAV very useful, it's a portable desktop program that lets you manage a few different online storage services. Supports drag and drop, upload/download, delete, new folders etc. The only thing it can't do is move files directly from one service to another. Very easy to set up.

Also there's ShareX which can work in the same way but it's a bit more fiddly and mostly aimed at sharing screenshots.

Sope 27. Feb 2015 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by sicknero (Post 108436)
I find CarotDAV very useful, it's a portable desktop program that lets you manage a few different online storage services. Supports drag and drop, upload/download, delete, new folders etc. The only thing it can't do is move files directly from one service to another. Very easy to set up.

That's interesting.
I notice on the developer's website, "simplified WebDAV server for local use" included in the features list. Does this mean it's suitable to use for transferring files between computers over LAN? I'm looking for a simpler alternative to samba for sharing files between Linux and Windows.

Joe A.TT 27. Feb 2015 01:46 PM

Hi sicknero,

I'm glad you mentioned CarotDAV. I have some questions and I'm assuming you use Dropbox too. I recently signed up for Dropbox but unlike, say, OneDrive or Box, I didn't see a way to do so without downloading and installing the Dropbox desktop client. Do you know if I would still be able to use Dropbox if I uninstall their desktop client and use CarotDAV instead? Are there any good reasons to keep the Dropbox client and use CarotDAV too?

kendall.a 27. Feb 2015 03:11 PM

Here's a possible alternative as well. I just signed up, but I haven't had much chance to use it yet.

https://www.multcloud.com/

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MultCloud - Put multiple cloud drives into one
Free App for Managing Files and Transferring Files across Cloud Drives

sicknero 27. Feb 2015 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe A.TT (Post 108438)
Hi sicknero,

I'm glad you mentioned CarotDAV. I have some questions and I'm assuming you use Dropbox too. I recently signed up for Dropbox but unlike, say, OneDrive or Box, I didn't see a way to do so without downloading and installing the Dropbox desktop client. Do you know if I would still be able to use Dropbox if I uninstall their desktop client and use CarotDAV instead? Are there any good reasons to keep the Dropbox client and use CarotDAV too?

Hi Joe ... I don't have Dropbox or Googledrive clients installed on my system although I use both services frequently; I don't really like/need a synced folder on my hdd so yes, you can use CarotDAV or ShareX without any other cloud software installed.

CarotDAV works in a similar way to using Dropbox or Googledrive or whatever in your browser ... it's just a bit more convenient I think.

You do lose a bit of functionality; CarotDAV can't preview images or audio etc and I've not worked out how to get shareable links using it. It's a great program, but very basic.

There is an option in settings for Carot to create a local virtual drive which you could then add to your Send To entry as a way to right-click and upload files, but I've not sussed out how to make that work yet ... possibly it's a firewall issue. Otherwise you need to have the program open on your desktop in order to use it but it's no bother and the drag/drop feature works very well.

ShareX lets you add a context menu item so you can right-click a file to upload it and recent versions let you choose before uploading, which cloud service it goes to. But it doesn't handle folders well ... it ignores the folder and just uploads all the individual files.

Also with ShareX you can't choose the destination cloud folder during upload ... that has to be set in Options and that destination folder will then be used until you change it whereas with Carot you can open whatever cloud directory you like and drop stuff straight into it. I did mention this to the ShareX developer but I don't think it's a feature that will be added anytime soon.

I do like ShareX a lot ... both programs have good points so it's a matter of having a try and seeing which suits you best. I tend to use both depending on what I'm doing ... ShareX is great for uploading single files and immediately sharing a link with people, while CarotDAV is better imo for up/downloading large amounts of stuff.

Hope all that makes sense ... let us know how you get on and if you have any more questions, I've been using both progs for quite a while now.

Joe A.TT 27. Feb 2015 05:20 PM

@sicknero,
As always, I appreciate your sharing your experiences with CarotDAV and ShareX. I think I'll give CarotDAV a go.

@Kendall,
Thanks for the suggestion. MultCloud is from Aomei. Their Backupper software is quite well-known. I'd appreciate your feedback whenever you've had a good chance to use it.

sicknero 27. Feb 2015 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Sope (Post 108437)
That's interesting.
I notice on the developer's website, "simplified WebDAV server for local use" included in the features list. Does this mean it's suitable to use for transferring files between computers over LAN? I'm looking for a simpler alternative to samba for sharing files between Linux and Windows.

I've not worked out the WebDAV option yet. I did try it as it seems to be part of the virtual drive option but it seems to have problems initialising on my system for some reason. I'll persevere though ....


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