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Published: November 14, 2014 | Applies to:

This registry workshop will help you to restore Bluetooth missing options for sending and receiving files from the notifications area of taskbar in Windows.

Using Bluetooth, we can transfer files very easily from our Windows operating system to other Bluetooth compatible devices. However, many times you may experience incompatibility problems regarding Bluetooth transactions. Most of these issues happen when you have an outdated Bluetooth driver installed on your system. In some scenarios, if Bluetooth service is not running in the background, you may face troubles.

Recently, I came around an issue that was about sending and receiving files via Bluetooth wizard. As we all know that Bluetooth icon appears in the notifications area of taskbar and by doing a right click over this icon, we can perform various operation involving Bluetooth features. Generally, there should be options Send a file and Receive a file present to transfer files on the go. But I was missing these two options on one of my computer.

As I told you earlier, reinstalling or updating the Bluetooth must fix this issue, else you can try this fix:

FIX: Bluetooth Missing Options For “Send A File” & “Receive A File”

NOTE : Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries, also its better to create a System Restore point before proceeding.

1. Press W8K + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.


2. In the left pane of Registry Editor window, navigate here:


3. In the right pane of above shown window, look for the registry DWORD (REG_DWORD) named DisableFsquirt which is having its value set to 1. Right click over this DWORD and select Delete. Click Yes for this prompt so appeared:

Close the Registry Editor.

4. Finally, open administrative Command Prompt, type following command and hit Enter key:

fsquirt.exe -register

Close Command Prompt and reboot the machine. After a restart, you’ll find that missing options are already restored.

Hope this helps!

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  • I directly run fsquirt.exe and get send prompt. Btw many thanks for nice artIcle, it permanently fixed this problem.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad it helped! :)

  • Thanks for this – I’ve looked all over for a solution to this exact problem. Fixed it instantly!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Thanks for feedback!

  • its really a great help.. thank you very much ^^

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Cool :)

  • My bluetooth was working perfectly few days ago. I have no idea what happened suddenly but the bluetooth option just vanished. I tried updates too, but dint work.
    Finally followed all your steps, but when i enter fsquirt.exe -register it says “this app can’t run on your pc”
    What do I do? :(

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Give a shot to reinstall the drivers and see if that helps.

  • I have to register every time I reboot. What do I do to fix this permanently?

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Update your Bluetooth drivers.

  • Great!worked

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad we could help :)

  • Recently updated to Win 10. Since the update, the complete bluetooth tool is missing from the toolbar. Looking around, i’ve noticed some people faced the same problem with Win 8 & 8.1. Performed all the suggested things to counter it, but still the problem seems to persist. Every time, I get an error saying fsquirt.exe seems to be missing. I’ve updated the drivers, set the bluetooth support device’s startup as automatic and checked manually for the hardware changes.. Nothing seems to work. Any ideas?

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Install the latest updates Microsoft has just pushed yesterday. It will patch your system and may fix the issue.

  • Thank you very much!! It worked!! :)))

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad it worked! :)

  • Brilliant, worked like a charm. Thanks a ton.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Awesome :D

  • Perfect fix. Thanks a lot for your post.

  • Kapil Arya

    Great to see it worked! :)

  • OMG THANKYOU! IT WORKED. Lovelots :***

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Perfect :)

  • thanks alot , it does work :)

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ :)

  • This works like charm. !! Thanks a million

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Thanks for feedback!

  • thanks a lot man

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Welcome!

  • i got a problem for the cmd part , it say access denied…what does it mean?

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Make sure you’re running Command Prompt as administrator :)

  • What would we do without people like you that help us fix our messed up windows boxes?
    Thank you for this, much appreciated.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Happy to help!

  • Thanks, it really fixed the issue! Genius!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Cool :D

  • Oh man, my bluetooth now fixed

    Thank you, you genius :)

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Nice to hear the issue is resolved now! :)

  • After reading many other discussions and ‘solutions’ that never helped, this finally solved the issue instantaneously! Thanks!!!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Awesome feedback!

  • Great, the “Send A File” and “Receive A File” appeared on my bluetooth again.

    Thanks alot for sharing.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Perfect 😊

  • Thank you sir, you are my savior

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Happy to help 😎

  • First time i ran into an actual solution which worked for me instantly.. searched almost thousands of solution for different problems nd found solutions that worked for millions but not works for me..glad it works..kudos

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Appreciate your feedback, thanks 😊

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