The FBI has shut down file-sharing web site MegaUpload, arrested its executives, and called the site an “international organised criminal enterprise.” Even though there’s little doubt that MegaUpload was host to some copyrighted material, it was also a great way to upload and share large files, like photo archives and video, and send them to friends without worrying about hosting, Dropbox quotas or overloaded inboxes. Now that it’s gone, here are some other great sites that let you share large files effortlessly.
The future is unclear for MegaUpload, and while the people behind the service vow they’re innocent and that they’ll fight to come back, it’s likely that even if the site returns it won’t be the same MegaUpload we all know today. Thankfully there are plenty of alternatives if you need to move large files from one computer to another.
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In addition to these services, you can always upload your files to sites like Multiupload, Gazup, and Uplaoding.to, which send your file to multiple file sharing hosts and return a single link that you or a friend can use to download from one or any of them.