FileSender: introduction

Ghent University offers and recommends the web application Belnet FileSender for sending large digital (workrelated) files. The advantage of FileSender is that you can send large files up to 6 TB for free and in a safe way. You do not have to create an account when you are connected to Ghent University.

As a student or staff member of UGent, you can log in to FileSender with your personal UGent account. Go to, click on register, choose 'UGent' as your 'home organisation' and click on 'select'.

After logging in, you can upload and send a file. To do so, follow the next steps:

  • Fill in the e-mail address of the recipient(s). Multiple addresses can be separated by a comma. The person you are sending the files to will receive an e-mail with a link to download the file.
  • Enter the subject of the files. You can also add an accompanying message. 
  • Choose an appropriate expiry date for your files. The link you send will be valid until that date.
  • Choose the file you wish to send. If you want to send several files at the same time it is recommended to do so as a ZIP file. 
  • Accept the terms of use (you are legally responsible for sending this content).
  • Click on send.

You will receive a message when your sent files are downloaded. After the link has expired the files will be taken offline.


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Last modified June 3, 2024, 9:19 a.m.