Ohio University

Help and Resources: FileLocker

Upload files

  1. Login to https://filelocker.ohio.edu with your OHIO ID and password.
  2. Click Upload.
  3. Specify an Expiration date when your file will be automatically deleted. If you leave this blank, it will default to the maximum time of 30 days.
  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.

FileLocker includes the option to write a brief description of the file you are uploading. This description will be viewable by any recipients with whom you share the file.

By default, FileLocker automatically scans uploaded files for malicious software and viruses. To bypass this check, deselect the Scan for viruses checkbox.

Share files with other OHIO users

These steps assume that you have already uploaded the file you wish to share.

  1. Log into https://filelocker.ohio.edu.
  2. Find the file you wish to share in the Uploaded Files section.
  3. Click the down arrow to show file options.
  4. Click Share This File.
  5. If you know the recipient's OHIO ID, enter it into the Search for Users by ID text box. Otherwise, click the Name tab and enter the full name of the person you are attempting to share with. If your recipient does not appear in the resulting drop list, select Search the entire Ohio University directory checkbox.
  6. Select your recipient and click Share. By default, FileLocker will notify your recipient of the share. If this is not desired, deselect the Notify via email checkbox.
  7. To share with additional recipients, repeat these steps.

Share files with individuals outside of Ohio University

  1. Log into https://filelocker.ohio.edu.
  2. Find the file you wish to share in the Uploaded Files section.
  3. Click the down arrow to show file options.
  4. Click the Public Share checkbox within the file options area.
  5. Review the file's Expiration date. You can specify any date up to 30 days in the future.
  6. Enter the email of the person(s) that will receive the share and click the Share button. This will email a URL that will allow one-time access to download the file. If multiple downloads (from one or many people) are desired, the Allow multiple downloads checkbox will need to be selected. This will also require you to create a password for the share. The password will not be sent through the email. You will need to send it to your recipients via other means.