How to Setup Your Free File Transfer Filebox

Sharing a Filebox link to receive files:

  1. Login to your SendThisFile account. The Filebox page will not display until you are logged into your account.
  2. Click on Filebox in the navigation bar.
  3. In the Filebox Name field, enter the name you wish to use to identify your Filebox. If you have a Business level account (or higher) and will be creating more than one Filebox, be sure to differentiate them in some way. If you will be embedding your filebox on your website, you may want to make the name the same as the URL where it will reside.
  4. Enter the email address to which you want notification emails sent in the email field.  By default it will use the email address that is registered with the account.
  5. If you want to password protect your Filebox, fill in the Password field. Warning: If you leave the Password box empty, anyone (including malicious users) will be able to send files to you without a password.
  6. Click on Add (or Update if you are returning) to refresh the page.
  7. Your unique account Filebox URL has now been generated. Share this link with others and they can send you files immediately. This link will display your Filebox on

Creating the HTML code to add a Filebox to your website:

  1. Follow the steps above.
  2. The name of the Filebox will appear in the field at the top of the page along with three buttons: Disable, Edit and Remove.
  3. The copy and paste field now contains the unique HTML code that you will use to add file receiving capability to your website. This will allow your visitors to send you files and stay on your site.
  4. You can use the preview of the free file transfer Filebox that is located below the copy and paste field to test the Filebox you just built.
  5. Put your email address in the Your email field.
  6. Put a test message in the Message field.
  7. Browse for the file you want to send, or type in the complete path and file name.
  8. Click on SendThisFile and you will receive a notification email at the email address you entered above. A progress bar will appear below the File field. Once the file is finished uploading you will see the message File sent successfully appear in the Message field.
  9. If you have web editing capabilities, copy the code from the copy/paste box and paste it into the appropriate area of your website. If you don’t have web editing capabilities simply copy the code and provide it to the person who edits your site.

Updating an existing free file transfer Filebox:

  1. Put the new information in the appropriate field.
  2. Click on the Update button.
  3. The new text will appear in the Copy and paste field.
  4. Copy and paste the code onto your website.

Removing a Filebox:

  1. Click on the Remove button.
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