CyberBuddy has a built-in file transfer function that lets you share files with your CyberBuddys. To use this function, you must have "File Transfers Enabled" checked in the Advanced Options. When enabled, you will see a "File Xfr" button on the "Chat" tab of CyberBuddy.
File transfer will not work behind many firewalls and routers. However, CyberBuddy does have a function to help in a number of these situations. CyberBuddy allows you to send a file or request to receive a file from a buddy. The reason having send or receive is as follows: Let's say that Buddy A is on behind a router or firewall, and Buddy B is on a normal connection. The following are possible conditions:
A can send a file to B.
B cannot send a file to A. BUT
A can receive a file from B.
It may be a little confusing at first, but you will see as you use the function. If you have a problem sending a file to a friend, ask them to receive the file instead. As long as one of you has a normal connection, this should work.
With the file transfer function you can send files, or ask to receive file from another buddy. Your buddy must have file transfer enabled.
File Transfer Progress
To show the progress of the file transfer, the Agent Character will start at the top left of your screen. It will gradually move across the top of the screen. When it reaches the right side of the screen, the transfer is done. You will also see a progress bar, just above the "Talk" button on the "Chat" tab.
Sending a file.
To send a file, make sure you have a buddy selected in the UIN box, then click file transfer to bring up the file transfer window. Select "Send a file to". Browse for the file to send then click "Request to Send File". If your buddy accepts, the file transfer will start. The file will be placed in a folder called "Files Received" in the recipients computer. This folder is under the CyberBuddy folder (usually C:\Program Files\CyberBuddy).
To receive a file, make sure you have a buddy selected in the UIN box, then click file transfer to bring up the file transfer window. Select "Receive a File From". Now type filename in the box provided. The filename must include the extension. Example "Mytextfile.txt". Your Buddy must have placed this file in a folder called "FilesToSend". This folder is under the CyberBuddy folder (usually C:\Program Files\CyberBuddy).
Then click "Request to Receive File". If your buddy accepts, and the file is in their folder, the file transfer will start. The file will be placed in a folder called "Files Received" in the recipients computer. This folder is under the CyberBuddy folder.
Auto Accept List
You can have a list of your Buddy's UINs that you will always accept file transfers from. When a UIN is in this list, the dialog that asks you to accept the transfer will not be shown. To add a UIN, right-click then select add. To delete, right-click and select delete. WIth auto accept you can have your buddy leave a file or receive a file while you are away.
Clicking the Received Files button in the files transfer window will bering up Windows Explorer, showing the files that you have received.