How do I share files in FileLocker with someone at Purdue?

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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.


To share a file with FileLocker, you must first upload a file.  See How do I upload a file into FileLocker? to learn how to upload a file into FileLocker.

  1. Once a file has been uploaded, the file will be listed under 'Uploaded Files'.
  2. Click on the down arrow to show file options.  
  3. Click the 'Share This File' button within the file options area.
  4. If you know the user alias, then enter it into the text box.  Otherwise, click on the 'Name' tab and enter the full name of the person you are attempting to share with.  If the name did not appear in the drop list, select 'Search the entire Purdue University directory' checkbox.
  5. Once the targeted user for the share has been found, click on 'Share'.

Other Options

  • By default, there is an option to notify the user of incoming shares.  If this is not desired, deselect the 'Notify via e-mail' checkbox.
  • The process of selecting a user and then sharing can be repeated multiple times.
  • Sharing with a group is also an option by selecting the 'Share with Groups' tab.  This will only show groups that you have previously created.


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