When do I need my-files
I need my-files if I:
Surprise your friends, acquaintances
or your family with your own personal greeting card! Whether it's
Christmas or whether you're on holiday, whether it's for a loved-one
or just as a reminder - there are countless occasions for sending
nice, cheeky, or simply funny greetings.
Any photo in your album at my-files will do. You can upload new
themes from your computer or save them from the Internet to your
my-files photo album.
At my-files you can create a digital
photo album with just a few mouse clicks and share it with your
friends immediately. Saved files are shown as thumbnails in an index.
The search for the desired image through obscure abbreviations is
Or simply sit back and enjoy an automatic slideshow. To view the
images, just click on the arrow keys as you are used to from your
CD player or simply have all photos presented to you automatically.
As soon as you set up visitor rights, others are able to see your
latest snapshots immediately. Other options:
Send your favourite picture or the link to it by Email or place
it directly into the inbox of friends registered at my-files.
makes it really handy is that you don't require any additional
software on your computer. All you need is your Internet browser.
puts your personal photo album on
the World Wide Web.
Slide shows for auctions and forums
picture is not enough. To show all pictures from your party
or vacation or present your article at an online auction
include a complete slide show. Simply copy your
to the my-photos album, select the pictures, click
paste the URL or HTML code into an email, web-page, or
Take advantage of my-files to always
be able to access your most important information. Whether you are
at work, at home or travelling. Whenever you have access to the
Internet, you automatically have access to your my-files, too.
And if you prefer to travel without any hardware: Sit back and relax
with a drink at the Internet café while writing your travel journal.
While you're still out there, your colleagues can already read all
about the highlights of your motorcycle trip through the USA.
or college student
If you use the computer lab at your
college or school all the time, you know the problem: usually all
data must be deleted from the hard drive at the end of each session.
While it is still relatively easy to copy text documents to floppy
disks, graphics or other image files offer more challenges: they're
impossible to copy without the inconvenience of having to compress
And it's even more annoying, if you can't even start working because
you forgot the current version of your thesis or paper on your machine
At my-files you always have access to the latest version of your
documents without having to carry a pile of floppy disks.
The company network or your work computer
is not the appropriate place to save private files. Especially not
if you're sharing your computer with a colleague or your documents
At my-files you can be sure that only you have access to sensitive
information. And that therefore neither the draft of your letter
of resignation nor your application to take maternity or paternity
leave become the talk of the town all of a sudden.
Emails with attachments can be a pain.
If the attached files are too large, many free mail services reject
them automatically: usually more than a total of 3 MB per message
is not available.
But even commercial providers often cause trouble: Sometimes attachments
can't be opened. Or large volumes of data need to be sent in several
separate messages as even a zipped version of the file can clog
up a slow modem connection.
The alternative is simple: my-files is accessible from any computer.
Emails with attachments are outdated.
Most companies by now have set up powerful
networks: documents are stored in folders with unrestricted access,
graphics can be viewed by multiple users, databases are available
to all users simultaneously.
None of this is in place for your private computer at home: your
home PC is not hooked up to any system. But even here at times several
users may need to access files simultaneously: students prepare
presentations in a group. Various authors contribute to school or
organisational newsletters. It's a good idea to have the entire
team work on the most current version of each article.
Take advantage of my-files as your private network to share files
in small groups.
The huge variety of music in digital
format that is currently available to download from the Internet
is causing a panic within the music industry. If you too are an
MP3 fan and use a free mail service, you are probably familiar with
the following problem: Your average song exceeds your mail message
limit. So how can you still share MP3s with your friends?
Pictures stores in the Public / my-photos
directory can easily be user for online auctions or discussion
forums. You may choose from the different automatically prepared
views from thumbnail to the original picture.
In order to use the picture ypu have to
find the specific Address/URL:
a) Select the appropriate picture in
the my-photos folder
b) Klick the "Link" button on
c) Select the type of link
d) Copy &
paste the URL or HTML code as
directed by your auction provider. In many cases you can
directly paste the URL or HTML code directly into the description
of your article
also photo album above)
Receive Email Attachments
Forgot an important file at the office
? No problem - your colleague may send it directly to your
Want to share all the pictures from
the last party with your friends ? Send the all to your my-files
account in a single email
Each my-files user has his own @myfiles.de email
address. Each email sent to this address will arrive in your Inbox,
including all the attachments.
No more long-winded browser uploads. Your email
program will take care ot this in the background. Other then
web mail accounts my-files dos not impose any restrictions on
the size of the attached files other the the amount of storage
available in your account. (*)
All email is scanned for
viruses before stored in your my-files inbox. Infected emails
will not be stored and deleted
(*) For test accounts the 1.5MB limit applies
. If you prefer not to receive any emails at my-files you may
deactivate the feature in settings > inbox.
You can access files at my-files regardless
of the operating system you are running. Whether Windows, Apple
Macintosh or Linux. All you need to use my-files is an Internet
Mac users know all about the consequences
of a lack of an internal floppy drive. As the new Macs come without
floppy drives, users can't simply save data to a floppy disk and
transfer them to a different machine. Now there's a solution: my-files
- the 'virtual drive' for all computers with an Internet connection.
Including machines without floppy drives.
All it takes is a click to import all
the bookmarks from your browser into my-files. Unfortunately, this
feature is only supported by Internet Explorer 5.0 and higher. But
that's not a reason not to tell you more about this useful feature.
and/or favourites always at hand
The best pages on the web are just
a mouse-click away, thanks to my-files's Bookmark function. Even
while you're travelling and not at your own computer, you can easily
open your favourite pages. And what's best: you can share your favourite
links with your friends.
You have found an interesting websote
and want to save its address. A simple click on the bookmarklet
saves the URL in the inbox of your my-files account.
To install the bookmarklet simply drag
and dop this link >>Bookmark
in my-files<< into the link bar of your browser
while keeping the left mouse button pressed.