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WVU has new tool for sharing files with sensitive data, FileLocker to be retired

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Starting Monday, March 8, employees who need to securely send, receive and share files containing sensitive data should use a new tool called LiquidFiles at This service replaces FileLocker, which is no longer receiving updates from the manufacturer and will be decommissioned March 22.

LiquidFiles has the same features and functionality as FileLocker, including file-size limits and the ability to access documents you have uploaded for as many as 14 days. You can still send files to an individual, or you can create a group using the Contacts feature.

LiquidFiles is intended for use with sensitive data, not routine academic functions. Faculty who want to deliver course content and other large files to students should instead use Google Drive, which is connected with their University-issued MIX account, or other current instructional tools. Students also have access to Google services. 

Staff should use OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams for sharing and collaborating on large files whenever possible, unless they contain sensitive data or highly confidential information. These services are also available to faculty. Information Technology Services provides a comparison chart for guidance.

Direct questions to the ITS Service Desk at 304-293-4444.