How do I send/receive files through instant messages using the AOL software?

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How do I send/receive files through instant messages using the AOL software?

You can exchange files with your buddies via Instant Messages (IMs). Both you and your buddy must be online to exchange files.

IMPORTANT: Do not accept files from people you do not know, as the files could contain virus or other such harmful programs.


How to

Send files to your buddies

1. Send an IM to your buddy.

2. Click the Send File button on the IM window.

3. In the dialog box that appears, click Select File.

4. Navigate to the file that you want to send, and then click Select File.

5. Enter a description of the file (optional), and then click Send. Once your buddy accepts the transfer, the file will be sent.

6. Once your buddy accepts the file transfer, the file will begin to transfer. The time take to transfer the file depends on the connection speed of both your buddy and you, and the file size that is transferred.

7. Click the Close the Enhanced IM Panel button to close the Send/Receive File window.

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Receive or decline files from your buddies

1. When you receive the invitation, if you want to receive the file, click Accept, and then proceed to the next steps. If you want to decline the file, click Decline. The file will be declined, and the sender will receive a message that you have declined the file transfer.

2. In the Save In box select the location you want to save the file in, and then click Save.

3. Once the file has been transferred to your computer, click the Open File button to view it.

4. Click the Close the Enhanced IM Panel button to close the Send/Receive File window.

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About AOL Direct/Enhanced IM features
Risk of viruses from instant messages or email

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Last updated: 08-11-2011
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