How do I upload a file into Filelocker?

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An open-sourced program created by Purdue IT Networks and Security, Filelocker allows faculty, staff, and students a convenient, secure way to share files with other people, both on and off campus.

Eligibility: Faculty, staff, and students with active Purdue career account logins may use this service.

To request service: Log in with an active career account at the Filelocker website.

Related Costs: There is no charge for this service.


Uploading a file into FileLocker

  1. Go to FileLocker and log in with your Purdue career account credentials.
  2. Click on the 'Upload' button to load the file upload interface.
  3. Review your 'Expiration date', which is set to 30 days by default. This is the maximum amount of time allowable within FileLocker. After which, the file and share associations will be automatically deleted from FileLocker.
  4. Click the 'Browse and Upload' button within the area labeled 'Upload a File' to find and select the file you want to upload from your hard drive.
  5. After your file is uploaded, you will then be able to share it with people.

Other options

  • It is recommended that you write a brief description of the file you are uploading, which will be viewable by any recipients with whom you share the file.
  • By default, FileLocker will scan the file once it is uploaded and verify that it is free of any known malicious software. You may choose to have the FileLocker system not run a virus scan by deselecting the 'Scan for viruses' checkbox.
  • You are able to upload a whole folder instead of individual files, but first you must compress the folder into a zipped folder.

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