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:

ShowSend 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.

ShowReceive 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.

ShowChange the folder that stores received files

  1. On the Lync menu, click Preferences and then click GeneralLync 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

Applies to:
Lync for Mac 2011