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Dropping off a file

Dropping off a file
Dropping off multiple files

You cannot delete a file yourself once it has been uploaded. It will be permanently removed from the system after 10 days.

Dropping off a file

The drop-off screen contains fields which must be filled in for the file to be sent successfully.

From:

Your Name: enter your name so that the recipient(s) will know who has sent them the file
Your Organisation: by default, University College London should appear. If it doesn't, enter this information.
Your Email: enter your email address

To:

Their Name: enter the name of the person(s) you wish to send a file to
Their Email: enter the email address to which the notification message should be sent to. The notification message tells the recipient that the file is waiting for them along with some details of how to retrieve the file.
Extra Addresses : If you have more than one person to send a file, enter their email address details in the box.

File:

File Pathname: Click on the browse button to locate the file you wish to send
Brief description: What you type in here will be included in the email sent to the recipient(s), along with the list of files awaiting download.

An example is shown below:

Drop off screen (2)

When you have completed the form, click on the upload button. This action will upload the file from your computer and send a notification email to your recipient(s).

Sending multiple files

There are two ways to drop off or upload multiple files:

  • Attach each file individually on the drop-off page
  • Compress multiple files into a single file and attach this on the drop off-page (WTS users can use some software called Power Archiver to compress files)

Please note: The recipient has 10 days to pick up the files. Drop-offs older than 10 days are permanently deleted from the system.
You cannot delete a file yourself once it has been uploaded. It will be permanently removed from the system after 10 days.