With Lync 2010, it’s easier than ever to transfer a file to others in an online meeting or conversation. You can drag a file onto a contact name in the Contact list, drag a file onto an existing conversation window, or use the Browse/Open dialog boxes in Windows to navigate to the file that you want to transfer.
This article describes how to transfer a file in peer-to-peer conversations. For information about adding attachments to meetings and group conversations, see “To manage meeting content” at Conducting a meeting as a presenter.
The easiest way to send a file to a contact is to drag the file and drop it onto the contact name in the Contact list.
If you are engaged in a conversation with another contact, whether by IM, phone, or audio/video communication, you can send a file to the contact by dragging the file to the conversation window.
You can send a file to multiple people in a group conversation, meeting, or conference, but you don’t send it in the same way that you do with an individual contact. Since multiple people participate in online conference settings, you add attachments to the conference that other participants can download and view. For information about adding attachments to meetings and group conversations, see “To manage meeting content” at Conducting a meeting as a presenter.
To send a file to an individual participant, simply open a new conversation window with that particular contact and drag the file onto it.
When someone sends you a file, you receive a file transfer alert on your computer screen, the conversation window opens, and you are prompted to accept, save, or decline the file. To receive a file in a conversation window, do one of the following:
You can change the default folder location where Lync saves your received files.
To open the file(s) that you receive through Lync 2010, do the following: