Facts, Answers, Qt3.14s


How long does Catbox keep files for?
Forever. If you don't want your file to stick around until the heat death of the universe, use Litterbox.
Is NSFW content allowed?
Yes! Upload your weird hentai, SFM masterpieces, and anything else that gets your rocks off, provided it doesn't go against the below.
What file types aren't allowed?
The following file types are currently not allowed: .exe, .scr, .cpl, .doc*, .jar
Banned Content
Do not upload: Child pornography, viruses/malware, entire episodes of anime, or full length episodes of TV shows, heavy gore, sexualized depictions of minors, bestiality and sexual violence. I will purge your account/uploads if anything you upload violates these rules. See our Acceptable Use Policy and Terms of Service for more info.
You cannot use Catbox for commercial services without prior approval. Examples include: a CDN (Content Delivery Network); image host for your business/ecommerce site (embedding hotlinks to Catbox files on your Wordpress site); or as source for videos that are streamed on sites other than files.catbox.moe directly.
Clarification on the above: this only applies to files that are hotlinked outside of Catbox. If you create art, animations, or otherwise, you are free to distribute your creations via Catbox.
Should you violate any of the above banned content, your offending files will be deleted, your account (should you have one) banned, and your IP blacklisted.
But what if I really wanna upload [insert banned content]?
The file is going to be deleted, and you're going to get banned.
Are you a pomf.se clone?
Yes/No. The site is based around pomf's "simple sharing" aspect, but no code comes from pomf.
Are you (F)(L)OSS?
Does Catbox use/support any AI technology, for example model training?
Catbox does not and will not have any agreements with any generative AI companies.
Why don't you release your source?
Because a lot of it is messy and I don't like competition.
ShareX code?
Why are my .html/.php/.ht* files being served as plain text?
Throughout the entire month of November 2016 I had a massive amount of phishing pages being uploaded.
Why can't I upload .gif files bigger than 20 MB?
GIF format sucks - use webm if you need an animation bigger than 20 MB.
I'm having issues seeing files on files.catbox.moe/I can't access any files!
See "Connectivity Issues" below.
How can I support Catbox?
Thanks! You can donate with card via Patreon!
How can Catbox run at a deficit of money?
I'm an adult with a full time job that pays well, and my free income lets me spot the difference.

Connectivity Issues

Why can't I access Catbox/access files on Catbox (files.catbox.moe)?
Good question! It turns out certain governments in the world hate freedom of information, don't have net neutrality, don't see online service providers as legally exempt entities, or a combination of the three!
You will have issues accessing Catbox/files on Catbox if you are connecting from the following countries or providers: