What is xfer short for?


Techies use xfer as shorthand for "transfer." Most often, techies use this abbreviation when discussing file transfers.

For example, those discussing peer-to-peer file sharing programs, such as BitTorrent, may refer to them as "file xfer" programs. Or, a coworker may say they're going to "xfer a file" to you, when sending you a file.


I'm xfering the file to our shared server so you can download it
Cool, thanks!

Most file xfers are quite quick these days

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Updated November 1, 2023

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