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Using File Sharing

    Important: Others can only download shared files from your computer when it is powered on and is online.
    1. Choose how you want to initiate the File Sharing process:
      • Option 1. On the computer with the file you want to share, open the LogMeIn Control Panel and click the File Sharing tab.
      • Option 2. On the computer with the file you want to share, click the LogMeIn icon in the system tray and select Share a File... from the menu.

        Figure 1. Windows host

        Figure 2. Mac host
      • Option 3. Windows only. Right-click the file you want to share and select Send to > LogMeIn File Sharing (skip to step 4, below).
    2. On the File Sharing tab, click the Share a File... button.
    3. Choose the file you want to share.
    4. Enter Sharing Details:
      • Comment – Write a description of the file you are sharing that will be recognizable to the recipients
      • Sharing time limit – Enter the amount of time for which the file will be available for download
      • Download limit – Enter the maximum number of times the file can be downloaded
    5. Click Next.
    6. Choose how you want to send the File Sharing notification message:
      • Choose Send an email on my behalf to allow the client to send an email
      • Choose I will send an invitation myself to send the invitation using your chosen email program
    7. Click Next.
    8. Send the notification:
      • If you chose Send an email on my behalf, you must enter an email address and message to the recipient and click Next to send.
        Tip: Pro and Central provide a standard message in all supported languages. Use the Message Language drop-down to select a language.
      • If you chose I will send a notification myself, you must copy the link and send it using your chosen email program.
    9. Click Finish to exit the sharing process.
    Article last updated: 27 September, 2022