About pixeldrain

Questions and Answers

For how long will my files be stored?

Files will be removed if they have not been viewed for 60 days. A view is counted when someone visits the file's download page (pixeldrain.com/u/somefile) or views the file through a list the file is included in (pixeldrain.com/l/somelist).

You cannot delete files yourself. Once a file has been uploaded to pixeldrain it will stay there for at least 60 days. If you accidentally upload something you shouldn't have, just don't share the link. The file will expire eventually. File links are not indexed or published anywhere. As long as you don't share it nobody will see it.

Does pixeldrain cost any money?

No, pixeldrain is completely free at the moment. While there is an advertisement on the file downloading page, it doesn't generate nearly enough revenue to pay for maintaining this service. That's why I'd really appreciate it if you could spare some coins. Possible methods for donating are:

  • Bitcoin: 1Ne7hGuvnfz9EFTRD3PLWVeaJTX9oA1QUr
  • BasicAttentionToken: Donate BAT by clicking the BAT icon in your address bar. If you don't have Brave browser yet you can download it here: Install Brave. Installing and using Brave with this referral link also counts as a 5$ donation.
  • Siacoin: 26117c19ca3975b315d663dcbbc19cf9c07274f441689d4392ed380b2337589ef1aacfbdc93f (this address points directly at the storage backend. Donations will be used for paying storage contracts with Sia hosts)
  • PayPal: Donate with PayPal

Do I need to register an account?

Not if you don't want to. You're free to use pixeldrain completely anonymously. Without a pixeldrain account you can upload files, download files and create lists of files. And view your uploaded files on the history page. This page only shows files which were uploaded anonymously in this web browser.

By registering an account on pixeldrain you will be able to access your files from any device with a web browser. Files you upload and lists you create will be linked to your pixeldrain account and will show up on your personal home page.

What cookies does pixeldrain use?

When uploading a file pixeldrain will install a cookie named 'pduploads'. This cookie keeps a dot-separated list of all files you have uploaded anonymously in this browser. This cookie is only used for viewing your upload history.

When logging in to a pixeldrain account a cookie named 'pd_auth_key' will be installed. This cookie keeps your login session active. When you delete it you will be logged out of your account.

When you use the style selector at the bottom of this page a cookie called 'style' will be set. This cookie controls the appearance of the website for you.


I cannot be held liable for any illegal and / or copyrighted material that's uploaded by the users of this application. Files uploaded to this website are subjected to local laws. If laws are being broken, and I've been notified of the fact I'll have to delete the offending content (as the server does not support geo filtering yet). If you find any files on this domain that break the law, please contact me at abuse@pixeldrain.com, and I'll take care of it.
Please share responsibly.

For other questions you can reach me at support@pixeldrain.com

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