Overview: OxFile - Large File Exchange Service

Important: The OxFile service has been retired

OxFile was decommissioned on 19th June 2023. Please view our guidance on migrating from OxFile to OneDrive if you need to share large files.


It is simple and fast to use, and any member of the University can setup a folder that is immediately ready for exchanging files.

Note that Oxfile is not suitable for transferring sensitive information without additional encryption (eg PGP, password-protected zip files, etc).

The key features of this service are:

  • It will accept files that are too large to send by email (up to 25GB);
  • It can be used quickly and easily by any member of the University;
  • It is self-tidying: files are automatically pruned after a (user-selected) fixed period;
  • It can send out notification when files have been up/down loaded;
  • Basic security (encrypted file transfer, server verification, and some user access control) is included by default

OxFile was launched in May 2011.


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