FileHub is a free file/media server. It supports both Windows and Mac platform.

  • Fast, robust and light-weight
  • Supports most popular mime types
  • Able to stream all PlayBook-compatible video and audios
  • Very easy to use and no technical knowledge is required
  • Provides password protection to refuse any uninvited access.
  • Low hardware requirements.


System Requirements

  • Windows
    • Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
    • Java: JRE 6 or later
  • Mac OSX
    • Mac OS X version 10.6 or later (Let us know if it works Mac OS X 10.5.)
    • Java: JRE 6 or later

How to Use

  • Download proper version of FileHub according to your computer's CPU and OS type
  • Install FileHub:
    • Windows: unzip and run FileHub_setup.exe to install
    • Mac: unzip and then run FileHub.pkg to install
  • Run FileHub
    • Windows:
      • FileHub is located at Start-->All Programs-->FileHub
        • If your PC doesn't have JRE installed, it'll popup a message and open web browser to downlad JRE. Intall JRE manually after it finishes downloading.
      • When you start FileHub the first time, you may get a warning from Windows Firewall to block Java . You should allow "Java SE Binary" to access your network. If you have multiple java installed on your PC, please appy the same setting to all of them.
    • Mac: FileHub is located at Applications. Click to run
  • If FileHub detects multiple private IP address on your PC, it will automatically select the one LAN File Explorer can connect to. If it doesn't work for some reason, please change to another IP from the dropdown list. It'll take effect after FileHub is restarted.
  • Set a password after FileHub is started. Although it's optional, I do recommand to set one for security resean. Password can be any letters and numbers.
  • Add/remove folders to the share list. This doesn't make any change to your folder or files. It just add the path to the list.
  • You may try LAN File Explorer on you PLayBook now: enter the IP address, port and password to login and you should see the shared folders and files. Enjoy!