Basic Manual File Sharing
If you’ve been reading our blog, you’ll see that we recently created an article telling you about how you can use the automatic scanning feature to share files back into the network. There are some downsides of doing this though which we’re going to explain, and we’re also going to explain how you can use basic manual file sharing features to do it manually instead to avoid these issues. Let’s get started with our explanations.
When you choose the automatic scan option, the software will automatically search through your hard drive and list anything that could be worth sharing back to the network. However, if you have a lot of files on your drive this could be huge and a lot of them you might not want to share. This becomes a pain because you have to look through the list and deselect the ones you don’t want which would take time. Doing it manually means you can just quickly select the files you’d like to be shared with Ares Galaxy. Now we’re going to show you how you can do this.
The first thing you’re going to want to do is go into the Control Panel and then into Filesharing –> Manual configure. This is where you’ll have the ability to manually select each file and folder you want to be added to the network immediately. Simply browse your hard drive (and any other data storage devices connected to your computer such as pen drives and external disk drives), navigate through each of the folders you have and mark the checkbox next to each one you want to share.
Please be careful when you choose to share folders because every single file in that folder will become accessible to everyone else who has used the program even if you only intend to share one file in it. You really don’t want your personal documents to get up in the P2P network because once distribution has started it’s very difficult to stop it from happening so make sure you’re 100% sure about every file you want to share. Things that might be worth sharing including music, movies and games – documents are something that probably aren’t worth it and anything that can identify you as a person should not be shared.
Once you’ve selected all of the files that you want to share, you need to simply press the “Ok” button which will then submit everything you’ve selected into the P2P network. Note that people will not be able to download from you unless your computer is switched on though (until someone else downloads it and shares it themselves) so keeping your machine turned on to start with is a good idea until you get a few peers connected to you. This is about all you need to do to manually share files into the network, the time it takes will depend on how many files you have on your system that you’d like to share.
In conclusion, you should now have a much better idea about how you can share files manually using the features provided by the system. It’s a very simple process – you just select the files you want to share, submit the form and then it will handle the rest. You need no technical knowledge at all to go through this process or even to use this tool in general, it really is built for everyone. If you want to get started and install this onto your system, you can do so by using the download link we’ve provided you with on our website free of charge.