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Nearby sharing in Windows 10 lets you share documents, photos, links to websites, and more with nearby devices by using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. To use Nearby sharing, both PCs—the one you’re sharing from and the one your sharing to—must have Bluetooth and must be running Windows 10 (version 1803 or later).
If you’re having problems sharing by using nearby sharing, here are some things to try to get things working. For more info about nearby sharing and how to use it, see Share things with nearby devices in Windows 10.
Update-- nearby sharing does not work on my old computers that have been running Windows 10 fine and been updated to 1803. It does not even have the option to select it in Notifications and Alerts. However, normal file sharing works ok now.
I am attempting to share files between a desktop and laptop using nearby sharing option. Everything seems to function as designed except do not get a prompt from either computer to accept file transfer. I see the device I am attempting to share to and when I select it, prompt says waiting for response. Nothing ever shows on receiving computer.
Nearby Sharing. 01/29/2019; 2 minutes to read; Contributors. In this article. Nearby sharing allows apps to send files or websites to nearby devices using Bluetooth or WiFi.. For an implemented example of Nearby Share, check out the NearShareStandalone example Android app in the Project Rome samples repo.. Feedback