File Sharing


Here you will be able to to determine the location of shared files on your computer and set the permissions for those who can access the files.

To browse for a share location on your computer hover the mouse over the Enter new share location box and click on the + button.

The share settings box will appear on the screen. Here you will be able to browse for a specific share folder along with the ability to change who has authentication and permission to access the files.

Location: Location of file share.


  • Public access: Allows everyone to see the files
  • Private access: Allows only you or users who you granted access to see the files

Access Permission:

  • Download Only: Allows users access to download files in your share location
  • Full Control: Allows all users access to files in your share location

Step 1

Click Browse to locate a folder.

Step 2

Locate this folder on your computer/network.

Step 3

Click Select Folder.

Step 4

Select the Authentication type. (details shown bottom of page).

Step 5

Select preferred Access Permissions. (details shown bottom of page).

Step 6

Click "OK".

You will now see a list of folders that are shared, as seen in the example below.

Example 1

Example: Sharing a File From Your Computer

Step 1

First you need to locate the file you wish to share with ISL AlwaysOn.

Step 2

Right mouse click on the file you wish to share (you will see a list of options as seen in the screenshot below).


Step 3

Click on the option Share this folder with AlwaysOn.

Step 4

If you aren't logged in you will have to enter the global password.

Step 5

Now you will be given a choice of how you want to share this file, along with permissions, and authentication.

Step 6

Click "OK" to confirm settings.


Example 2

Example: Sharing a File From Your Computer Via Copy Link/Email Link Options

Step 1

First login to your ISL AlwaysOn Desktop GUI tool.

Step 2

Click on the Overview tab.

Step 3

Scroll down to File Sharing and click on the Add button.

Step 4

Select the Location, Authentication and Access permissions and click OK

Step 5

The Location is then added to the File Sharing list located on the Overview


Step 6

To send someone a file/folder you need to click on the icon to the right of the File share location.

Step 7

From the menu you can email the file share URL or copy it to your clipboard and paste it into a message to send.

Important: In order for you to send a file to someone outside of your company it will require a you to create a user name and password  with access to either your ISL Online Account or their own account. This is for security reasons.

Step 8

Once the recipient clicks on the link sent to them they may be asked for a password (if setup during the file share settings) in order to view files in the share folder.

Step 9

To download a file from this folder click on the file name tick box. Depending on your internet browser, it may ask you to download/run/save the file to a location before it downloads.

Note: To select all files in the folder, tick the box next to FILE NAME label.

Example 3

Example: show how you view the shared folders

Important: Folders on the remote computer can only be accessed trough ISL Always on web GUI and mobile version of ISL AlwaysOn

Example 4

Example: viewing and managing shared files/folders trough ISL AlwaysOn web GUI

Step 1

First login to your ISL Online account.

Step 2

Click on Remote Access from the top menu bar.

Step 3

Locate the computer you wish to view shared folders, then click Files from the options as shown below.

Step 4

You will now be able to see a list of folders shared on this computer, along with the description, authentication and permissions. Click on the folder you want to view shared files from.

Step 5

You might be prompted to enter computer's access password if the folder's authentication was set to Private + Requires access password. (See the beginning of this chapter)

Step 6

Now you have the option to either, download files in a zip format, upload files to this folder, delete files or create a new folder inside the current folder.


Note: If you have setup the folder with read permissions then you can only access download option

Note: If you have setup the folder with full permissions then you can access a few more features such as Delete Files, Upload and Create New Folder

Below is an example of what happens when you delete files from this folder.

A warning message box will appear.

If you click OK the file will be deleted from the computer.

If you click Download zip the file will download to your downloads folder (you need to make sure the files you wish to be downloaded into the zip are selected).

If you wish to upload files to the folder click Upload and a file Upload screen will open in a new window. It will ask you to choose the file you wish to upload to the folder. Once you have located the file click Open, then click Send.


The file will now be uploaded to the folder. You will find it is added to the File List.

To create a new folder click on the Create new folder button. For this example we will enter "TEST" as the folder name.


A new folder will appear in the File list.


You can preview certain file types by holding the mouse over the magnifying glass. An example of a preview is shown below.


Some file types are not available for preview. You will receive this message when the file is not available.

Important: Certain files such as txt, out, js, html, htm, cs, css, vb, ini, reg can be seen in a preview but only if the file size is less than 320Kb. The following image files png, jpg, jpeg, gif can be seen in a preview if the files size is less than 32Kb.

You also have additional options for folders on the remote Computer - select the down arrow option which allows you to select from a list of functions you can use within the folder.

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