How to strengthen an IPFS share.
In order to facilitate a robust and fast distributed, censorship proof platform, it is important that content hosted on an IPFS link is mirrored amongst interested individuals, or nodes.
In order to host, and have your own copy of content you like, first install the IPFS graphic user interface, using the following instructions.
Install IPFS client (assumes windows but similar for Apple and Ubuntu) Get the client from
(Obviously this link may change, so you may need to search online)
Find the link ending in .exe for the latest version of IPFS Desktop:
Select whether you want to install the application for just yourself or all users on the computer. Click Next:
Mirror a file
Click on the “file” portal
AN IPFS link will look something like this:
From this, copy this part:
This is the CID tag or the “hash” identifying the file, this is the text you’ll import into the IPFS GUI.
Paste the CID tag into this box and hit “import”.
There you go.. Your file will now be imported and you’ve strengthened the peer to peer network.
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Thanks to History Buried for the info.