Exchanging files with your phone through Bluetooth in Windows 7 and above is not straightforward, and a number of users have contacted the Plugable support team looking for an easy way to do this. Fortunately, these versions of Windows come preinstalled with a program called “fsquirt” that fulfills this need. Here is how to use it:
In Windows 7, click on the Start button and type fsquirt in the box that says Search programs and files. In Windows 8 and 8.1, open the Start screen and type fsquirt. The Bluetooth File Transfer window will appear. In Windows 10, right-click Start and select Run. Type fsquirt into the box and press Enter.
To send files from the PC, select Send Files. On the next window, a list of connected Bluetoooth devices will appear. Select the device to send files to and click Next. In the next window, click Browse to select the files to send, then click Next. Windows will attempt to send the file to the selected device. A message should appear on the device asking if you wish to accept the transfer. When the transfer is successful, File successfully transferred will be displayed.
To receive files from your Bluetooth device, select Receive files. Waiting for a connection will be displayed. On your device, select the file to be transferred and follow your device’s procedure for sending Bluetooth files. On many devices, you can select multiple files to send together. When the file is received, Windows will ask you where to store the file, and may ask you to accept it. Click OK to receive the file.
Please let us know if you have any questions about this procedure.