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 Most of these issues happen when you have an outdated Bluetooth driver installed on your system.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” In Windows 10/8.1/8/7
Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.
1. Press + 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:
Close Command Prompt and reboot the machine. After a restart, you’ll find that missing options are already restored.
Hope this helps!