HFS v2.3k

billon on 24 Apr 2017
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  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Darkbee

HFS (HTTP File Server) is a great tool for sharing files on any device with a web browser. Just setup the program, add files and folders via drag and drop, and connect to the web address. The web view is an easy-to-navigate page that provides search, a variety of view options, and even the capability to download files and folders in a single archive (TAR format).

Other features include user controls, uploading, speed limits, transfer logs, "expert" view, and IP bans. Note that to make the program available over the internet, a dynamic DNS-type service may be necessary.

Functional in Linux under WINE.

System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder. Note that if you didn't set Save Options: To File, the program will write to the following registry entries: HKU\..\Software\rejetto\HFS and HKCU\Software\rejetto\HFS
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: No
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download hfs.exe to a folder of your choice and launch
  2. When prompted to add to the context menu, select No
  3. When the program window appears, click You are in Easy Mode
  4. Click Menu, hover over Save Options, and click To File
Similar/alternative apps: Everything (has a web interface)
What's new? Fixed:
  • {.rename.}, {.move.} and {.delete.} with .lnk files.
  • Slowness problem introduced in previous release.
  • Management of user/pass overlapping accounts.
  • Invisible window.

See more global changelog here.

39 comments on HFS  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Olo Gamwich 2006-04-14 23:38

Unfortunately HFS doesn't work behind a router cause it's a real nice and simple HFS.

Response to Olo Gamwich 2006-05-09 20:46

It does work behind a router; you just need to open the correct ports. Consult your router's instruction manual for assistance.

[BOT] Fluffy 2006-08-12 16:26

Would be nice to see UPnP support in a future version.

Leonel Guerrero 2006-08-22 03:25

It´s an excelent software, is incredible that a small aplication can do as share files or folders in the web.

I will to try to rum in an intranet, that´s an experiment.


mubix 2006-10-09 00:18

This is on of the greatest programs I have ever come across. Olo Gamwich, port forwarding is what you want to look for, and don't forget the security settings on HFS when you do. To Fluffy: UPnP is bad. Check out grc.com for more info

Lipsore 2006-10-23 05:40

Yep, one of the best programs ever made. I even use it when transfering large files (movies) from PC to PC on a network. Using this with the "Download them all" extension in Firefox, it's great.

Super easy to use. 3 thumbs up.

atomizer 2007-02-12 20:57

this thing is the cats meow! perfect little http file server!

Cyber 2007-05-10 12:41

Nice tool for sending large files that don't fit into emails.

linuxamp 2007-05-10 21:26

Lipsore, using DTA (downloadthemall) on your LAN probably doesn't make a difference in speed and may in fact slow down the total transfer time.

DTA's file "chunk" technology works best when there are multiple routes for a transfer. Each chunk of the file takes the best route depending on the metric of the routers between the two hosts thereby increasing the overall speed.

Unless your LAN has multiple routes between the two hosts, DTA will add to the total time for splitting and re-joining operations.

Erind 2007-05-11 05:39

I think what he meant using DTA is that he can queue the entire webpage (every file HFS is currently hosting) and then fugedaboutit.

littlebluepixle 2007-05-11 23:50

This is an awesome app. So simple and yet so powerful. Thanks for putting it up.

Sebastian 2007-05-14 15:39

I usually don't post comments on programs, but i felt i had to here. This program is really awesome, its incredibly fast. And it does work behind a router if you open up the right ports, which it will help you do on the website. GET IT NOW

john.e. 2007-05-21 01:04

this thing really is great for sending files to friends.
but it seems to be really slow...

my friends can't download anything faster 20kbps.
I have all the limits disabled, so I don't know what the problem is.

I'm on a cable modem, my speed should more than that

Roddersg 2007-06-21 06:50

I really love this program. Every person I show it to wants it in his/her thumb drive.

Andrei 2007-07-21 10:19

your slow speed is most likely a problem with your cable modem rather than the app. cable modem internet is asymmetrical, meaning that the downspeed is much higher than the upspeed. for most cable internet connections, the uplink maxes out at 20KBps~=160Kbps
you can measure it by uploading a file or simply using a speedtest site, like dslreports

mexicanburrito 2007-07-22 13:58

After years of issues with file transfer protocols between all the chat clients I may use, this app has replaced them all. I just drag the file I want to send on HFS, the link is automatically copied, then send my friend the http link to download. Done. Everybody can click an http link no matter what they are using.

althought 2007-09-09 07:40

why i can't use it?
it says"you behind a router"
and in what way i can use the HFS?

magicsoft 2007-10-12 18:51

i dont know,
but i using shared connection,
i can share my files to ppl arround the world with that

willy 2008-02-02 07:14

Programme doesn't work for me. I'm using the correct IP and the correct port is opened. Does anyone have a solution? thanks.

willy 2008-02-02 07:24

Ignore my post before, it works just fine now.
You just can't visit your own external address, but others can!

Simon 2008-02-02 16:49

It works fine for me. The only problem is that F-Secure recognize this program as trojan and remove it (not even ask). You have to use either other virus program or close down F-secure.

mozkill 2008-02-11 14:40

Would work awesome in combination with a SSL tunnel using Hamachi .

4wd 2008-02-17 16:08

@willy: You can visit your own external address PROVIDED your router supports IP loopback and it's turned on.

I access all local servers by using the external IP - that way I know the router is port-forwarding correctly and the servers are working.

Ch3lo 2008-02-19 13:30

Exelent Program and easy for use :D

JC 2008-04-06 02:22

I using it with Hamashi and work fine! I use this soft or the another solution for "Static" IP was www.no-ip.com
Anyway the 2 solutions are free. : )

caisson 2008-06-19 15:20

General tech user but not a geek. Can anyone help how to use HFS.exe? Best is with examples:
1. How a remote user enter IP to access internal PC at port 8080 of my PC running HFS.exe.
Do I need port forwarding on my router?
2. What does user account do?
3. What is a 'virtual folder', as compared to pointing to a real folder name? Can I create a new name and point it to a real folder name in a hard drive.
4. How do I use HFS.exe to download a file from remote
5. The 'upload' nomenclature: does it mean upload from your PC running HFS.exe? How do I download a file from remote server?
5. What is the security feature to protect the real folders in my hard drive. How do I set it in hfs.exe?


Neo 2008-07-18 21:44

HELP: My Server is behind a firewall and i' using a Switch. Does it have the same effect like a Router?
I noticed my server works with Firefox but not IE. Please help...

sushil 2008-08-05 08:33

this is awesome application, waiting for remote control feature with this

Jemson Sentillas 2008-08-31 02:51

This is a great tool!!!

kiest 2009-02-27 10:14

Been using this since before v2 and love its drag-n-drop feature. Stupidly, I only just discovered it has an Upload feature as well. It's gonna replace my FTP server now! The admin should really add in this Upload capability into the description above as it's extremely useful in file swapping!

Clausen 2009-03-14 03:25

Nice prg. works fine behind my D-Link router. However it seems not capable of uploading with speeds over app. 300 kb/sec. I have a 25/25 Mbit connection. Suggestions anyone???

John 2009-12-04 15:41

Amazing program. Great if you need to quickly share files either over a LAN (if you can't be bothered with MS file sharing) or over the internet (file too big to email). Not designed so much for industrial web serving applications like Apache, but it is very simple to use, making it ideal for file sharing.

Small, little configuration needed, supports uploads and passwords, can create virtual file systems (drag and drop files from any location), making it easier to manage than having to drop files into an "htdocs" location in a normal server.

Better than FTP as it doesn't randomly use every port possible, making it friendlier to routers.

It was a godsend.

GJ 2009-12-12 03:12

After discovering this little tool a little while ago, it's became a hit among my friends and myself. It's completely invaluable to transferring files on the same network when you forget your flash drive and transferring large files. Genius!

soporte_trend5 2010-12-29 19:07

Genial Soft!! I love it. Forget to share files across Win Domain and annoying file/net/domain permissions/policies :D and has a lot of good features! , we need to consider to Make a Donation!! It really deserves!! - George (mex)

smaragdus 2014-03-02 21:19

Great little program but there is plenty to be desired, for example there's no sign out.


Farkus 2014-03-23 00:49

Brilliant in every way!!!


Midas 2014-07-06 02:25

FYI, in the stunnel forum topic there's some additional tools for easy configuring HFS (http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21551).


smaragdus 2015-08-01 00:24


Checker 2015-08-01 12:25

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... link updated ;)


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