By uploading files to pixeldrain you acknowledge and accept our content policy.
Pixeldrain is a file sharing website built for speed and ease of use. Pixeldrain does not cost any money, though donations are appreciated. See how you can support pixeldrain below.
Files can be uploaded by clicking the big green upload button, or by dragging them onto this page from your file manager.
You can also create lists, which are a collection of files. Like a photo album, a music record or a video compilation. To do this you need to upload a bunch of files at once. The files will be saved in the order you uploaded them. When all files have finished uploading you click the "Create list with uploaded files" button and you will be asked to enter a name for your list. After picking a name the list will be created and opened in a new window. If your browser blocks the window you can also find a link to the list at the bottom of your uploaded files.
By purchasing a subscription you support pixeldrain on its mission to make content sharing easier, safer and faster for everyone.
Premium is more catered toward content delivery. This plan enables the Buckets feature which provides a more structured way to manage your files on pixeldrain. Buckets allow direct linking to files without running into rate limiting.
When you choose for Premium you will also get all the benefits of the Pro subscription. A base rate of €2 per month will be billed regardless of your usage.
Files on pixeldrain have to expire eventually. If we didn't do this the website would keep growing forever and we would run out of money pretty quickly.
Unlike most other sharing sites pixeldrain uses a postponing system for expiring files. When a file is freshly uploaded it gets 30 days by default (90 days if you have the pro plan). After these 30 days we will check when the file was last viewed. Files which are regularly viewed could still bring new users to the platform, it would be rude to show these people a File Not Found page. So if the file was viewed in the last 30 days we will simply postpone the next check a month. If the file was not viewed however it will immediately be removed.
Views are only counted when someone visits the download page in a web browser. This makes sure that users can see that the file comes from pixeldrain.
This way we can minimize dead links, and you won't have to tell your friends to 'hurry and download this before it expires'.
When viewing a file on pixeldrain it has to go through the file viewer. Files which have three times more downloads than views will be rate limited. This happens when downloaders use external downloading tools to download the file instead of a web browser.
This means that the downloader will be asked to fill in a captcha before they can download the file. When the file / download ratio drops below 3x again the captcha will be removed and direct downloads become possible again.
If you need direct linking you can upgrade to the Premium plan. Bandwidth will be billed per terabyte.