With the free HiDrive package, you can connect to your HiDrive account through WebDAV (also SSL-encrypted).
When you upgrade to a fee-based HiDrive paid package, you will have access to additional protocols (SMB, FTP, Rsync, SCP) when you connect.
What additional functions are provided by the paid package?
With Windows 7 as an example, use the following steps:
1. Go to input field Start > Computer > Connect Drive to connect to the HiDrive server.
2. Select an available drive letter and enter the path: https://yourusername.webdav.hidrive.strato.com in the field "Folder".
The next step is to enter your username and personal password. The connection is then SSL-encrypted.
A new window opens with the folders "Public" and "Users".
You can now access your HiDrive account under the selected drive letter just like your computer's own hard disk.
Start transferring data to your HiDrive account, for example, using drag-and-drop.
To change your personal data, go to https://www.free-hidrive.com, "Account management," in the HiDrive customer service area.
A Share Link allows you to share a file with a group of recipients that you choose. All other files in the directory remain invisible
to these recipients in your protected online storage space. As an option, you can protect the link you've generated using a password and then, for example, forward it by email.
Share Links are especially useful for sharing large files. Unlike files that are transmitted as attachments by email, there are no size restrictions to adhere to and you won't clog the recipient's mailbox.
Just log in to your customer service area and mark a file. Using your mouse, right-click the file and select the option "Share file."
Set the validity period and the maximum number of downloads. With HiDrive 100 and higher, you have the option of setting a password. Click "Create" to generate a link to be sent to the recipients you chose.
Use the Share overview (menu item "Share") to manage your Share Links and delete existing share links.
The web-based File Manager allows you to access your online storage anywhere. The File Manager is available in all HiDrive packages.
Uploading / upload file
You can select and upload up to 20 files at once from your local directory or through a URL. Maximum file size is 2 GB.
Use the Share Links to make individual files available for download.
See: How do the Share Links work?
Upload Share (only paid packages)
Set up a directory to which files may be uploaded by third parties. Set the maximum file size, also the period of time and availability, then set a password as an option. A link is generated that you can send to friends and acquaintances for download. They can upload these files to your online storage space without knowing the user password of your HiDrive account.
Mailupload (only paid packages)
Mailupload generates an email address that can be used to upload files. When you enter the HiDrive email address in your list of email recipients, the email attachment is uploaded directly to the selected directory.
Viewing images / slide show
If you have a directory containing multiple images, you can view this directly through the File Manager and display these as a slide show. Single images can be downloaded (also as a .zip archive).
The more often you modify your stored data, the more critical it is to run timely backups. With BackupControl, you can automatically or manually create versions of your data, and then easily restore these using drag-and-drop. BackupControl is available in all HiDrive paid packages.
In addition to expanded storage space, the paid packages include:
Please note that the range of features and functions vary with the package you've selected.
STRATO stores all data on multiple redundant high-performance storage systems. Specially selected hard disks from various well-known manufacturers are used for this purpose. The system is set up so that even in the highly unlikely event that multiple hard disks fail simultaneously, all data continue to be available for the owner of the data. At the STRATO data center, an uninterruptible power supply of batteries and diesel gensets ensures a reliable supply of power, while network connections and power sources are also designed to be redundant. STRATO data centers in Germany are certified based on the ISO 27001 standard, which is the standard that banks and insurance companies typically use to certify their data centers.
After logging in to the customer service area, go to "Account management" to upgrade your package.