I am trying to find a P2P Folder sharing Program, Similar to FTP but with the Client and Server Running together. However everything seems to be Cloud and Auto Sync.


Direct File Transfers
Client must also Be a Server
Image Thumbnail Previews
Full Folder View for Browsing Files (no Forced Tree View)

Absolutely No AutoSync (Aside From Thumbnails).
Absolutely NO CLOUD Services.

Preferred but not Required:

Account System, so that you can add a friend and they always have access to a shared folder If your online.

Doesn't Install Background Services that have to be manually turned on and off, to enable/disable sharing (For example I don't want folders shared if the Program isn't open)

End Notes:

I will State one last time to be Absolutely clear, I do not want Anything to do with The cloud. And I Do not Want Autosync-ing.

PS: I know there is a program That supports all this out there (well except the image previews) Because I used it in the past (Before the Cloud). Sadly I cannot remember the name of it.

  • Full ack to the "no cloud" :) What OSes are involved (or should be covered)? Must it be free, or are you open to pay (how much)? Is a self-hosted web service an option (I think of ownCloud here which would mean no extra running service if there's a web server already running)? Other names coming to my mind: git-annex / BitTorrent Sync (cross-platform), Seafile.
    – Izzy
    Mar 9, 2016 at 20:05
  • There is no Web Server running. Basically all I am looking for is an ftp, that can handle thumbnails, at the bare minimum. The PC's involved are Windows 7 and Windows XP. I would Use BitTorrent Sync But that doesn't support Image/Video Thumbnails I don't Believe. Mar 9, 2016 at 20:24


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