Share large files securely

You can easily share large files using Proton Drive’s end-to-end encrypted sharing links.

Proton Drive doesn’t impose any size limits on your uploads, so you can easily share large video files, documents, and photos.

Upload your large files to Proton Drive

Proton Drive doesn’t impose any file size limits and supports large files of all formats, so you can share your work without losing quality. You can use Proton Drive to upload:

  • Large videos (AVI and MOV)
  • Uncompressed image formats (TIFF or RAW)
  • Large PDFs
  • Executable files (EXE and APK)
  • and more

Private file sharing for large files

Stay in control of your large files even after you’ve shared them with Proton Drive’s private file-sharing links.

Proton Drive automatically protects all of your file-sharing links with end-to-end encryption, meaning no one can access them without your unique link.

You can revoke access to your shared link at any time, protect your links with a password, or set a date for your link to automatically expire.

Send large files for free

Unlike other free file-sharing services, Proton Drive doesn’t impose limits on:

  • The size of your files
  • The number of downloads per file-sharing link
  • The number of file-sharing links you can create 

With Proton Drive, you can upload large files and share them with as many people as you want. All your file sharing links are automatically protected with end-to-end encryption.

Unlimited large file transfers

Proton Drive allows you to easily transfer large files to anyone using a secure file-sharing link that’s end-to-end encrypted. Your recipients do not need a Proton Drive account to download shared files, and your shared files can be securely accessed from any device.

Proton Drive allows unlimited downloads of your file using its link, so you can share your file with as many people as you want.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The best way to share large files is to upload them to a secure cloud storage service like Proton Drive and create a shareable link to the file. Sharing files via the cloud is easier and faster than trying to attach a large file to an email or sharing a file on a physical USB flash drive.

Once you have your shareable link, you can send it to your recipients using a secure email service or encrypted messenger. You should choose an encrypted cloud storage service when you share sensitive files and protect your shareable links with strong passwords.

Many cloud storage services have a free option that allows you to share files up to a particular size. Proton Drive does not impose size restrictions on the files you share with your contacts. However, the Proton Drive Free plan has up to 5 GB of storage, so if you choose to share a file larger than 5 GB, you will need to upgrade to a Proton Drive Plus plan. The Proton Drive Plus plan comes with 200 GB of storage.

With Proton Drive, you can transfer your large files using end-to-end encryption. This means that no one else can access the contents of your stored files except you and anyone you share them with. Additionally, you can protect your shared files with an expiry date or a secure password.

The quickest way to share large files is to use an online file transfer service with fast servers. Using cloud storage to share large files is faster than compressing them into an email attachment or transferring them to a physical flash drive. With Proton Drive, you can share your files quickly and securely using an automatically generated file-sharing link that you can give to your contacts via email or messenger.