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I have used Blueman and the default Bluetooth manager an every time I accept the file transfer from the Phone to the PC, it shows that it is transferring and even notifies me that the transfer was successful but I can not find the image anywhere.

Where are files stored after sending them via Bluetooth to the PC?

I already checked my Home folder. The Picture folder which I thought it would be the one for images. Then the document folder and afterwards I did a huge check on all folders under /home. No luck. Is nowhere. I even checked this answer with no luck.

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I found my BT transferred files in Home>Public

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Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04

All the transferred files through bluetooth are stored in ~/Downloads directory.

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  • Thanks Abby for sharing. Have not tested yet on 13.10. – Luis Alvarado Oct 27 '13 at 3:01
  • This is also the case for 15.10. – starbeamrainbowlabs Oct 30 '15 at 18:20
  • Ubuntu 10.04 also uses this directory. – Andrew P. Apr 11 '16 at 19:54
  • for Kubuntu 16.04 they are also landing in ~/Downloads – Stefan Krüger May 16 '16 at 18:27
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I came here to see where my files ended up but none of the answers hit the point, so for completeness: I am using blueman-manager with xfce on trusty and the files ended up in my home directory.

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  • I am running a find for more than 30min to find the file, thx!!! – Aquarius Power Jul 7 '17 at 0:08
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I still can't find mine anywhere (used find ~/ -name '2015*.jpg' -ls and it comes back with zilch).

It's a major defect that the BT applet doesn't let you configure where they get saved. Right now it looks like they go into the æther...

[edited] Grrr yes it does...once you find it under "Local Services" FFS, and you still have to enable it to receive. This really ought to work out of the box.

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On Ubuntu 20.04 the path is set in Bluetooth Settings.

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