I am able to setup a link with another laptop (Win 7) and even able to send files (surprisingly around 3-4 MBps). But I am not able to locate where exactly the files are getting stored in my Ubuntu 12.04. Is there anyway where I can setup the default folders for it.

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They are in /home/username/Public (in Ubuntu 13.04).

  • for me it is in /home/username/Public ( in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS )
    – Arpan Das
    Feb 27, 2014 at 13:06
  • for me it is in /home/username/Téléchargements ( in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS FR)
    – useful
    Jul 21, 2014 at 19:13
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    In Ubuntu 16.04, at least in my lapto, it's in ~/.cache/obexd Sep 5, 2019 at 20:45

Ubuntu 14.04:

If you configure Bluetooth file transfer using the "Personal file sharing" settings (gnome-file-share-properties), your files will be located at your Downloads folder.

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    after that, it said the file was received, but I couldnt find it anywhere. After a find, it was placed at "~/.cache/obexd" at 16.04, whatamess.. Jun 7, 2017 at 3:34
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    For me it is in ~/.cache/obexd as well, even after making the modifications suggested in this thread. How the hell are we expected to know to look there lol. Oct 1, 2017 at 2:01

Yes search for "Personal File Sharing Preferences" in Applications from the Dash.

You'll get a menu of options and you can change Downloads as the primary folder to which files are bluetoothed to.


Normally files are saved in your /Home Folder check it out.


You can open a terminal and do:

find ~ -name *filename or part of it*

~ means it'll search from /home, -name because you want to find a filename.

If you don't sudo you'll get a few permission denied (find couldn't access in read to check for filename) but that doesn't matter.

For me (using blueman on Ubuntu 18) they ended up in /home/anonymous/.cache/obexd/20200130_223605.jpg

Not sure who's the genius who thought this would be a good default....


For me it was in /home/Public but if you already installed "Blueman applet" on you system, you can easily change the folder using its "Local Services" option


Any version of ubuntu just select File System in explorer and search public folder see your transferred files there then select make link and shift to desktop


To find Bluetooth inbox files, just type the name of the file you sent to your Linux computer in the terminal / command line like this: find ~ -type f -name "nameOfTheFile.txt"

You should be able to see something like this. ./.cache/obexd/nameofthefile.txt

This is the location where Bluetooth files are landing on Kali/Debian Linux, so from explorer just type in the following target. ~/.cache/obexd/

If you don´t like this location, change it by right clicking on the Bluetooth icon and going to Local Services>Transfer>Incoming Folder and changing it to the desired location.

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