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How to copy files between computers using the Bluetooth File Transfer
Posted on 17-Aug-2003 18:00 by M Freitas | 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:



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