How to Use pCloud Transfer in 2021

Mauricio Prinzlau
By Mauricio Prinzlau (CEO & Co-Founder)
— Last Updated: 2020-07-06T20:09:30+00:00

We recommend pCloud for both storing and sending files. Not only is it secure, fast and easy to use, but it even has a pretty great free plan that lets you store up to 10GB without paying a penny. However, in this piece we’ll be talking about pCloud Transfer, an ancillary service that lets you send large files in anonymity.

If you’re after the regular pCloud service instead, check out our pCloud review. If, for whatever reason, you’re already rethinking this transfer service, we also have an unlimited cloud storage comparison.

What Is pCloud Transfer?

pCloud Transfer is pCloud’s free transfer service. Much like WeTransfer, it allows you to quickly transfer files over the internet. Files can be up to 5GB, you don’t need to sign up for an account and it’s completely free.

How to Use pCloud Transfer

To send files via pCloud Transfer, you’ll first need to visit transfer.pcloud.com. There, you’ll need to provide the intended recipient’s email address, your own email address and any message you want to send.

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Then click “encrypt your files” in the top-left corner. Enter the new password you wish to use and then click “enable encryption.”

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Drag and drop the file you want to send and then click the blue “send files” button. Within a few minutes, the recipient should receive an email in their inbox, which will contain the link. They’ll need to provide the password you used, so you’ll have to find a way to get it to them.

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Using the password you provided, the recipient can download the files.

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Using pCloud Transfer

  1. Visit transfer.pcloud.com
  2. Enter the recipient’s email address into the “send to” box
  3. Enter your own email address into the “from” box
  4. If you want, add a message to send to the recipient
  5. For extra security, click “encrypt your files”
  6. Either select “click here to add files” or drag and drop them into the box
  7. Click the “send files” button
  8. The recipient receives the files and can download them using the password

Final Thoughts

pCloud Transfer is a simple and easy-to-use application. It’s completely free and fast as greased lightning, while also offering high-level file encryption. If you want a quick file transfer without the hassle of signing up, it’s definitely the way to go.

If you’d like to know more about pCloud itself, give it a spin using its free plan. If you like the idea of not paying for storage, you can also check out our article on the best free cloud storage. We hope this short guide was helpful, and please let us know in the comments below if you have questions. Thank you for reading.

FAQ

  • Definitely. Not only is pCloud an easy and safe way to share files, but it also offers good speed and allows upload sizes of up to 5GB -- way more than WeTransfer’s 2GB and Dropbox Transfer’s 100MB.
  • In short, yes. The service allows users to protect files before sending. The sender then needs to provide the recipient with the password in order for them to download the files. Once encrypted, files are less likely to be hacked, and you can rest assured that nobody can access them.