Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
How to copy files between computers using the Bluetooth File Transfer
Posted on 17-Aug-2003 18:00 by M Freitas. | Tags Filed under: Articles.


In this article we show how to configure and use Bluetooth to copy files between your desktop or notebook to another computer.

We used a desktop running Windows 2000 Pro with a TDK USB Bluetooth (version 1.4.2.1) as a server. The client is a laptop running Windows 2000 Pro with a Bluetake USB Bluetooth (version 1.3.2.7). We assume you have already paired both computers. Do so before you continue following this guide!

Check out other Geekzone Bluetooth Guides for more step-by-step pages!

This guide is based on Windows 2000 machines. The dialogs for Windows XP might be a little different, but the configuration will be the same.

First, we have to configure the folder wher Bluetooth will store the files copied. Right-click the Bluetooth icon in the system tray and select Advanced Configuration.




Change to the Local Services tab and double click "File Transfer" item.




Change the folder you want to be visible to other Bluetooth users connecting to this computer. This can be any folder, but for security reason it's better to have a special transfer folder for this. For instance, if you assign c:\ here, the entire hard drive will be visible to users allowed to connect to this service. You can also check the security option presented. Click the OK button and close the dialogs.




On you client computer (in our case the laptop), open My Bluetooth Places. Double-click Entire Bluetooth Neighborhood




Double-click the icon corresponding to the server.




You now can see all services offered by the other computer. To open the remote folder just double-click the File Transfer on... icon. If this is the first connection between these computers, be prepared on the server computer to accept the connection and check the box "Do not ask me again". Tip: if you right-click the File Transfer on... icon the option to create a shortcut can be selected. The shortcut will be created in the My Bluetooth Places area.




Once the connection is established, you'll see the contents of this folder on the remote computer. Normal file operations are allowed.




If you try copying a file between computers, this is the dialog you'll see:








Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Housing prices....
Created by Linuxluver, last reply by mattwnz on 26-Sep-2016 19:50 (103 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Buying without building consent/CCC?
Created by Zeon, last reply by neb on 27-Sep-2016 16:33 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Xbox One S with FIFA 17 $341 delivered
Created by Stan, last reply by reven on 26-Sep-2016 15:53 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3


iPhone 7 Owner's thread (was Apple event 7th September)
Created by dickytim, last reply by jarledb on 25-Sep-2016 18:09 (479 replies)
Pages... 30 31 32


Galaxy Note 7 Announcement and Owners' Thread
Created by eracode, last reply by Geektastic on 27-Sep-2016 13:57 (970 replies)
Pages... 63 64 65


Car accident... whom is at fault?
Created by Aaroona, last reply by Aaroona on 27-Sep-2016 17:08 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3


How long should politicians serve?
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Linuxluver on 24-Sep-2016 18:17 (44 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Spark Jump
Created by freitasm, last reply by quickymart on 26-Sep-2016 21:41 (51 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4