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Guys I am trying to send a file from my Galaxy s2 to ubuntu but its keep dropping the connection but im able to send a file from Ubuntu to Mobile .

I have seen this link Botskool.com and its mentioned there is a Receive Files option in BT Preferences. But in my BT settings its no where to be seen.

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Help

  • there is a setting for only receiving files from paired (set up) devices. – Geoffrey Jul 13 '12 at 2:28
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There isn't really any receive option. Go to Personal File Sharing Preferences and select Always under Accept File: option if you want to receive files from your device without pairing it, though I'd recommend pairing as if you select this option any device can send malicious/bogus files to your computer without pairing while visible.

Here is a screen-shot of Personal File Sharing preferences

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    this menu needs to pop up when you first start with Bluetooth – Tim McNamara Nov 4 '12 at 4:30
  • Additionally, there should be a button in the bluetooth settings dialog which can be clicked to make the personal file sharing preferences dialog box appear. Are there bug-reports along these lines? – Mark Apr 19 '13 at 13:58
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    In case you still can't receive files even after enabling "Receive files...", check that /usr/lib/gnome-user-share/gnome-user-share is running. It is started automatically upon login by /etc/xdg/autostart/gnome-user-share.desktop if file sharing is enabled, however there appears to be a bug (at least in 13.10) that prevents gnome-user-share from starting when enabled in preferences. – Roman Jan 19 '14 at 15:54
  • @Roman I confirm that this bug is present in my Ubuntu 13.10 – PHP Learner Feb 23 '14 at 11:17
  • I just can't understand why it is not a default option in Ubuntu to accept files from devices that I manually set up...it really took me some time to find this answer and I installed and reinstalled dozens of times blueman and others... – Joschi Jun 11 '14 at 8:43

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