How can I send files through Bluetooth in Windows?

Tom September 21, 2011

I used to send files through the Bluetooth icon that is located in the context menu when I right click the file I want to send.

Recently, if I want to send files through Bluetooth, I discovered that it is no longer there again. I have tried to fix it, but no solutions yet. All I see is .btwsendto kind of folder that does not show the Bluetooth icon again.

Please help needed.

  1. Justpassingby
    October 27, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Your hard work is commendable ha14, it's incredibly rare to see people being so helpful on the internet these days. :)

    • Aibek
      October 27, 2011 at 7:40 am

      I second that!

    • Tina
      October 30, 2011 at 10:41 pm


  2. Tom Kogwuonye
    September 28, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Thanks bro. Maybe I will need to re-format and reinstall.

  3. Anonymous
    September 28, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    have you installed a bluetooth dongle?

    is this fix running

    Follow this tutorial to send files

    have you tried Obex Commander

    Files to phone 1.0
    [Broken Link Removed]

    if you need a generic driver

    May be somehow your windows 7 is corrupted best will be format and reinstall.

    • Tina
      September 29, 2011 at 4:33 pm


      thanks for not giving up! :)

  4. Tom Kogwuonye
    September 28, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I got this message after doing and running the Microsoft fix it: We sorry, but we couldn't verify the integrity of one or more components and can't run the troubleshooter right now. Please try again later.

    • Tom Kogwuonye
      September 28, 2011 at 9:07 am

      The main problem is this, before when I click through bluetooth, a BLUETOOTH SEND WIZARD comes up but now instead of the wizard to come up, the document folder will come up instead. I have a pre-installed bluetooth device software installed in the PC or should I install another? The thing is this, I had a Vista SP1 running before and then I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate and everything was working fine, I then got a how to make a partition guide from makeuseof here and tried creating a partition but eventually, my system crashed, the built in recovery from hp got lost and I reformatted the laptop and installed Windows 7 Ultimate directly. It has an in built bluetooth software and I can discover devices. In the device manager, there is the bluetooth radio, HP Integrated modulewith bluetooth 2.0 wireless technology and Microsoft bluetooth enumerator and lastly Windows mobile-based device support. So since the new windows install, I cannot send again.

  5. Tom Kogwuonye
    September 28, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Windows 7  The phone I connected is a Samsung phone.

  6. Tom Kogwuonye
    September 27, 2011 at 10:55 am

    i paired a mobile phone to my laptop and installed the drivers needed automatically but cannot send files to the phone or even receive from the phone. I even use the fsquirt in run.

  7. Tom Kogwuonye
    September 27, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Thanks so much. Still not working. The fix it does not download fully saying error. I tried and you did awesome or is there another way out? You are too much bro. Can I know you? I appreciate a lot and if there is a way to fix this again please let me know. But I must know you cos you too kind.

  8. Anonymous
    September 27, 2011 at 8:31 am

    first run this utility
    Fix broken desktop shortcuts and common system maintenance tasks

    Troubleshoot problems with Bluetooth enabled devices

    Bluetooth File Transfer Wizard
    [Broken Link Removed]

    Check your settings. Control Panel, Bluetooth Devices, Bluetooth Settings. Also check your device settings

  9. Tom Kogwuonye
    September 26, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    I did what the link you sent told me to and I can see the bluetooth link in the send to folder. When I click sendto using the bluetooth, it takes me to documents folder. And then I did the following option using the fsquirt and the I click to send files yet was unable to. I was trying to send to another pc.

  10. Tom Kogwuonye
    September 26, 2011 at 8:28 am

    If I click browse when creating a bluetooth shortcut, where is the installation directory located? Where can I search for the bluetooth file that I will use in creating the shortcut?

    • Anonymous
      September 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      Well in windows explorer type: bluetooth and then you check its installed directory normally should be in WIndows unless you defined another path:

      you can try to download the zip file here, extract then copy in SendTo folder and see if it will be fixed for you

      T trick in Windows Operating System
      You can open Bluetooth in Vista /Xp without using any software
      1.Go to the Run Command.
      2. Type fsquirt and hit enter .
      3. Now select whether you want to send or recieve file .
      4. Enjoy Bluetooth service ..

  11. Tom Kogwuonye
    September 25, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Still could not have it fixed. Just tired!!!

    • Anonymous
      September 26, 2011 at 7:42 am

      Well hope you are not infected with a virus?

      try Refresh PC
      [Broken Link Removed]
      Reset your PC's settings safely and easily. RefreshPC is a utility to return select registry settings and all Windows services to their default state.This can fix many problems with your computer.

      Here is a review you can use one of the tools to add bluetooth in send to menu, maybe this can be a fix for you.

      you can also move the send to folder to your desktop then delete the Send to folder
      C:Users(user name)AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsSendTo
      then recover the necessary icons from the SendTo folder on your desktop, then try to create the shortcut for bluetooth.

  12. Tom Kogwuonye
    September 24, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    And I am not able to create a short cut in the sendto folder. Do you know why? If I right click to create a shortcut and I click on create a short cut, nothing happens.

  13. Tom Kogwuonye
    September 24, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    This is the message I received when I followed your directive.
      The module "shell32.dll" was loaded but the call to DllInstall failed with error code 0x8002801c.For more information about this problem, search online using the error code as a search term. Is there no way I can go straight to the folder? I mean the bluetooth directory without going through this means? Please help!!

  14. Tom Kogwuonye
    September 23, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    The main problem now is that I wanted to add the bluetooth to send to in the context menu but if I go to the send to file to create a bluetooth short cut, I can't seem to create it. There is a bluetooth short cut in the send to folder but it does not carry the bluetooth icon and when I want to send some files it does not appear in the context menu. What should I do?

  15. Anonymous
    September 23, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Did you tried to install the driver from my last reply if you click on the first link and scroll to driver-netwaork then you will see it.

    you may be needing Mobile Device Center'

    Download drivereasy
    run a scan and see if it will detect your missing driver and if yes just click install.

    or this driver

    read this

  16. Tom Kogwuonye
    September 22, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Do you know I can download and install the Bluetooth Peripheral Device? Microsoft keeps telling me to do that.

  17. Anonymous
    September 22, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    For drivers check here
    [Broken Links Removed]

    well if does not work then you can uninstall then reboot, hope that windows will detect changement and reinstall the bluetooth driver

  18. Tom Kogwuonye
    September 22, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    In the device manager, there is a yellow icon located beside Bluetooth Peripheral Device. Should I uninstall it? Do you know where I can get a valid website to download the Bluetooth device after uninstalling? My computer make is Compaq Presario CQ60 415 EE Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

  19. Anonymous
    September 21, 2011 at 9:32 pm

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    uninstall the driver reboot and reinstall again, Click "Start Menu" then "Control Panel". Double-click "Device Manager" in the control panel check for any yellow exclamation sign if its your bluetooth device right click and choose uninstall then reboot so that changes takes effect.

    1. Click Start button and type “services.msc” (without quotes) and then hit Enter.
    2. The services list will load and then locate the “Bluetooth Support Service” and double-click it to activate it. You can try changing the “Startup type” to “Automatic” and see if it fixes the problem.

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