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Hints & tips for registered users, with descriptions of our features and advanced usage
How to enable direct downloads
As a business user, you can enable direct downloads for your files. This allows your recipients to click the file link you send them, and automatically begin downloading the file, without visiting uploadfiles.io at all. To enable direct downloads, login to yo
Selling files on Uploadfiles
Sell any file type, anywhere Whether you sell eBooks, music, videos, photography, fonts, software, courses, digital art or any other downloadable product, Uploadfiles is the simplest way to get paid, securely. No technical skills required Simply upload your files, set a price, title, description and optional cover image, and share your unique file URL with your customers on your blog, Facebook page, Twitter etc. and start earning in
How do I upload files in my dashboard?
Once you've created an account with Uploadfiles, you have access to your own personal dashboard. On your first visit, you will see any previous uploads you created from your current device, even if you weren't a registered user at the time of upload. To add more files to your account, you can simply drag & drop them into the file uploader zone, or click it to select files. As free user, you can upload up to 10 files simultaneously, p
One time download links
When sending sensitive data, it's often wise to ensure the file isn't accessed by anybody else, or that it remains online for longer than necessary. The best way to achieve this, is with "one time download links". These links will automatically expire after the file has been downloaded once. The file will no longer be accessible, and will be moved to your "trash", where it will be permanently deleted after 7 days, or immediately if you clear
Embeddable file upload widget
With the Uploadfiles file upload widget, your users can drag & drop files into your website or app in an instant, best of all? We'll host them for you too. Take the headache out of security, hosting, permissions and bandwidth fees, simply copy & paste our upload widget into your website or app and you're done. ![An example of how Sonos use our widget
File password protection
By default, all files uploaded to Uploadfiles are given a unique ID or "slug" - this ensures nobody can stumble upon your files, and only those with the download link can access them. To add even more security to your files, you can set a password on each file. To do so, login to your dashboard, hover over your file action button, then choose "Set password". In the new modal, type in your desired password and click "save & close". Now,
How do I cancel my subscription?
If you'd like to delete your subscription with us, login to your dashboard and expand the "settings" link in the left hand sidebar menu, then click "billing". Once the billing page opens, you can click on "Edit" next to your current plan. A new modal will appear, allowing you to choose the subscription you'd like to cancel. Click the relevant plan, then click "Cancel subscription". You'll be given the chance to "Cancel immediately" or "Cancel on next renewal
How do I delete my account?
To permanently delete your account, login to your dashboard, then click on the expand arrow next to "settings" in the left hand sidebar menu, then choose "account". In the new view that opens, click on "Delete account", then enter the reason you've decided to leave (optional), your password, then click "I understand, delete my account and all my files" to confirm.
How to share files
When uploading files via your dashboard, you can hover over the dropdown menu icon in the top right corner of each file to see the different options. From the dropdown menu, you can choose "Quick link" which will instantly copy the shortened file URL to your clipboard, or you can click "Advanced links" which will open a new modal. From here you can choose the full file URL, the shortened version, forum code link and html link codes. You can also share the file directly via email, Facebook
How do I customise my download page?
As a business user, you can completely customise your download pages. To do this, login to your dashboard and expand the "settings" link in the left hand sidebar menu, then click "Branding". In the new page that opens, click the switch next to "enable branding", then upload your own logo & background image, add a title and description. For more advanced customisation, you can add your own CSS rules. To do so, follow the steps above, and paste in your own CS
How to create folders
To create a folder and categorise your files, and share them easily, login to your dashboard then click on "all files" in the left sidebar to view your files. From here, click "Create folder" on the top menu. This will open a modal where you can set the folder name. Enter it, then click "Create folder". You'll then be redirected to the newly created folder. In this page you can upload files to the new folder, or drag & drop files into it from your "all file
How can other people send me files?
It's possible to allow other people to send you files directly by creating a folder, making it public, then enabling "Allow other users to upload files to this folder". Once this is enabled, you folder page will include our uploader widget, allowing others to add files to your folder without creating an account.
Uploading via our API
To upload files via your command line or within your application, we suggest using CURL: Guest uploads $ curl -F
https://up.uploadfiles.io/upload User uploads with auth_key $ curl -F
-F user_id=xxx -F auth_key=xxx https://up.uploadfiles.io/upload On success, you will receive the JSON response such as:
How do I reactivate my subscription?
If you recently cancelled your subscription but would like to reactivate it, login to your dashboard and expand the "settings" link in the left hand sidebar menu, then click "billing". Once the billing page opens, you can click on "Edit" next to your current plan. A new modal will appear, allowing you to choose the subscription you'd like to manage. Click the relevant plan, then click "Reactivate subscription". You'll be asked to confirm, click "Confirm" the