Introduction for beginners
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Posting: the basic steps
It is also possible to post (upload) files to a Usenet newsgroup so other people can download it.
When downloading from binary newsgroups on Usenet you will notice that besides free material there are also files that are copyrighted. Downloading or distributing copyrighted material is prohibited by law. This site isn’t meant to promote distributing this material, it’s only meant to explain how binary newsgroups and related software work. You won’t find any links to such material, cracks or serial numbers here. Therefore our advise: study what is allowed by law and act accordingly.
Step 1: Archive and split the files that you want to post
If you want to post a large file (>50MB) to a binary Usenet newsgroup you will have to compress and split it into multiple files using WinRAR to create a RAR archive. This is not necessary for small files like MP3 and JPG files.
Step 2: Create PAR2 repair files
Files can become incomplete or corrupt in a Usenet newsgroup (more information about the causes of incomplete files). Therefore we have to create PAR2 repair files with QuickPar so the downloaders can use them to verify and repair their downloaded files. You can learn how to do this in our QuickPar tutorial.
Step 3: Create an NFO file
People who manually browse a Usenet newsgroup will look for an NFO file to find out what it is that you are posting. Please read our tutorial 'Creating NFO files' to learn how to create such a file.
Step 4: Posting the files
And then it is time to upload the files. This is explained in our PowerPost tutorial.