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Using Fetch to download files sent by non-Fetch licensees (2 posts)

  • Started 17 years ago by D. Mack
  • Latest reply 17 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • D. Mack Member

    I am working with a dozen colleges in the U.S. who have to send large files to me. I have a Fetch license. Can the colleges send the files to me for downloading to my Mac computer if they don't have Fetch licenses?

    Posted 17 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    Fetch is just a program for downloading files from servers, or for uploading files to servers. It cannot store files itself, and you cannot send files directly to your copy of Fetch. In order for you to access files via Fetch, they must be placed on a server someplace.

    So for the colleges to "send" files to you, they would have to put them on a server. Then you could download them using Fetch. They would not necessarily need Fetch to put the files on the server, but they would need some sort of software for transferring files to the server.

    If the colleges do this, then they would either send you a link, or give you log-in information, on where to download the files from.

    If you are looking for a place for the colleges to put files, many hosting providers will provide you with server space (MacTank is a Macintosh-oriented company that may be able to help you with this; is another good hosting company); or you can run an FTP server on your Macintosh - Mac OS X has limited built-in capabilities for doing this, but then your Macintosh must be on all the time and you'd have to do setup work. But again, the colleges would need some sort of software to transfer the files there; Fetch would be one of their options.

    I hope this helps. Please let us know if you have further questions or need clarification.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 17 years ago #


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