HFS (HTTP File Server) is a free program you can use to send and receive files. It’s different from classic file sharing because it uses web technology to be more compatible with today’s Internet. It also differs from classic web servers because it’s easy to use and runs “right out-of-the box”.
You can limit this sharing to just a few friends, or open it to the whole world. Since it is actually a web server, your friends can download files as if they were downloading from a website using a web browser, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. Your users don’t have to install any new software.
Most web servers are used to publish a website, but HFS is not designed to do that. You are, however, free to use it in any way you wish, – but at your own risk.
HFS needs no installation. Just put the “hfs.exe” file in a folder of your choice (perhaps named HFS), and run it.
The first time it runs, you are prompted to see if you wish to integrate it into the context menu. If you pick “yes”, then in Windows Explorer you can simply right-click on a file to add it to HFS (and make it downloadable).
After you drag&drop files to share, the address (ie. the URL) is automatically copied to your Windows clipboard. If you then use, say, a chat window, just PASTE to send the address to your friends.