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Class 6.01: Download vs. Upload

Upload and Download both refer to the process of transferring a file. When a file is transferred, a copy is created in the location chosen.

Upload means to transfer a file or files from your own computer to another computer. For example, you might transfer a file from your home computer, such as a photo of your dog, to a web server that hosts photo-sharing files such as

Download means to transfer a file from another computer to your own. An example would be downloading a file, such as an antivirus program, from a web server to your own computer.