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FilesWire Beta 1.1 Running in Internet Explorer 7
Developer(s) Giles Thompson
Initial release 2007
Written in Java
Platform Cross-platform
Available in English
Type File sharing
License Proprietary software

FilesWire was [1]a Web-based peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) client [2] for the Java Platform, which uses a combination of the G3 network and the Gnutella network to locate files as well as share files. FilesWire is closed source but can be used directly from the FilesWire website[3] without having to pay a fee or register any user related credentials.


FilesWire is the first notable Web-based P2P file-sharing client.[4] Users are not required to download or install the FilesWire client; instead users start the FilesWire client directly in their browsers and can begin sharing content almost instantly. The most recent release of FilesWire is compatible with all modern java-enabled browsers and written in the Java programming language; FilesWire is able to run on any computer with a Java Virtual Machine installed.

Other features include:

  • Support for multi-threaded downloads. (download up to 20 resources at the same time)
  • Full Download Manager (view and manage current downloads)
  • Integrated Media Player (listen to your downloads direct from the fileswire application)
  • Download Preview (preview audio downloads before they are complete)
  • Cross Browser Support (i.e., Firefox and Opera are all supported)


  • FilesWire does not currently provide multiple source downloads for a single resource. This means if a download is interrupted it most likely will not resume.
  • There also appear to be very few movie resources on the network.

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