Large Folder Transfer

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Need to Transfer Large Folder and Big Files?

Businesses are very familiar with large folders and big files. For example, CAD drawings are large files in general with many embedded external links to adjacent files in the folder. Another example is Adobe InDesign files. InDesign files are actually a folder full of files with one main file and many media files referenced by the main .indd file.

When it comes to transferring large folders and big files over the Internet to business partners, quite often, sending these large files by email isn't always possible.


Transfer Large Folder as a Zip File

It is a common practice to zip up a large folder into a super big single zip file. Thus the problem of large folder transfer becomes transferring a huge file. However, this reduces the folder structure into a single file, losing the granularity of files in case that a design needs to be reviewed back and forth multiple times between two remote teams. Does each team need to zip the whole folder into one file and send it back to review a small change?

A better approach will be for both sides to see the large folder structure as-is and edit it in place with comments and version control.

Transfer Large Folder as a Zip File


Transfer Large Folder as a Linked-Drive

A modern approach to transferring a large folder is to first convert it into a web link with several protection and authentication parameters. After receiving the web link, a cloud drive mapper is provided to view the large folder as a mounted drive letter in Windows Explorer or Mac finder. Changes inside the shared folder will be recorded as versions, and comments to the changes can be documented alongside the files inside the folder.

If you are still using emails or zip files to send large files, this modern approach will save you much time transferring and sharing large folders over the Internet.

Transfer Large Folder as a Linked-Drive

Transfer Large Folders with Web Links and Cloud Mapped Drive

The Solution

With CentreStack, you can easily transfer large files to anyone from a familiar mapped drive on your Windows or Mac desktop, mobile application, or web browser. Simply create a shared link for the large file or folder and then send the link to the intended recipients to initiate the large folder transfer. The recipient will have a mapped drive interface to view or edit (if editing is allowed) the files inside.

CentreStack Solution

CentreStack adds secure remote access and file sharing, disaster prevention and recovery to file servers on-premises with easy cloud migration to private cloud storage. It is a large folder transfer and private file sharing solution you have been looking for!


CentreStack is privately hosted by the corporation itself. It is privacy by design without shared-hosting with other companies.


The compliance center provides features such as GDPR and HIPAA checklist.


There are many control parameters from permissions, group, and access policies to audit trace and file download logging.


Security measures covering data-at-rest, data-in-transit, authentication integration with Active Directory and NTFS permissions.

Large Folder Transfer Highlights

Large Folder Transfer Highlights

Outlook Integration

Automatically convert email attachments to links to avoid sending large files as attachments through email servers. Protect large files using data-at-rest encryption with secure data transfers over SSL.

Web Link Outbound Sharing

Create a web link from mapped drive or web interface to share files and folders outbound to clients and partners. Large files can be downloaded via a web browser interface.

Web Link Inbound Receiving

Create a web link for external clients or partners from mapped drive or web interface to receive files. The external party can upload files via a web interface.

Link Sharing

Add publicly accessible links to email signatures, websites, and more to simplify external sharing.

Download Agent

For most files, browser-based downloads are sufficient. For extra-large files, CentreStack's download agent software leverages parallel and resumable downloads. The agent can also map a cloud  drive letter to facilitate editing files from Windows Explorer.

Security & Compliance for Large File Transfers

CentreStack focuses its platform on data privacy, security, and control, bringing those benefits to large file transfer use cases.


Easily access or share data from any location or device with familiar mapped drives, mobile applications, and web browsers.


Keep data on existing file servers and share it without replicating third-party storage or email servers with a web link.


Maintain compliance with permissions, auditing, and reporting for access and sharing, compliance tools for HIPAA, GDPR, and more.

Productivity Benefits

CentreStack offers an enhanced user experience that improves productivity while also increasing data privacy, security, and control. We make it fast, seamless, and easy for both internal and external collaborators.


Mapped drives delay downloads until files are opened and cached locally for fast future access, significantly reducing bandwidth and storage consumption. Users get local performance when working remotely.


Secure data transfers are initiated during natural workflow from mapped drives, mobile applications, or browsers, so users don't have to learn new secure behaviors.


Provide the same simplified experience for internal and external users, even when they are offline.

Large Folder Transfer Common Features

CentreStack eliminates the common drawbacks of remote file server access and online folder sharing solutions and provides the best of both worlds – the security and control of local file servers combined with the efficiency and productivity gains of online folder sharing to facilitate transferring of large folders.

Large Folder Transfer Common Features

Cloud Drive

Remotely access shared folders from a drive letter inside Windows explorer or Mac finder, without the need for a VPN.

Large Folder

Use Outlook integration to share large folders or files as web links via email.

Link Sharing

Convert shared files and shared folders into web links for direct access over web browsers or other client agent software.

Mobile Application

Access shared files and shared folders from mobile devices such as from iPhone or Android phones.

Cloud Drive Mapping Highlights

Folder Permissions

Define different permissions for folders at different levels of the directory structure or inherit from NTFS permissions directly.

Change Notification

Web-based secure data room allows view-only access to shared folders with download disabled.

User Rights

From internal Active Directory users to external clients and partners, you can define user rights for folder sharing.

Version Control

Shared folders are put under version control, and notifications are available for users subscribed to the folders.

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