Transfer a file

You can use Lync to exchange files with a contact who is online.

Note: You can exchange files only with contacts within your corporate network.

Do any of the following:

Send a file

  • In the conversation window, click  Send a file , locate the file that you want, and then click Send.


    • If you are behind a firewall, you might be unable to use Lync to send files to contacts outside the firewall. Also, network administrators can block sending and receiving files within an organization.

    • You can also drag a file into the conversation window to send it.

Receive and open a file

When a contact wants to send you a file, a request will appear in the conversation window.

  • To receive a file, click Accept.

Change the folder that stores received files

  1. On the Lync menu, click Preferences and then click General Lync Preferences, General icon .

  2. Under Downloads, click Change.

  3. Select the folder that you want, and then click Open.

See also

Communicate by using Instant Messages, Audio or Video Calls

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