How to transfer files from BlueStacks app to Windows 10 PC

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When looking for an Android emulator, the first choice for many of us is still BlueStacks. It is known for its user-friendly interface and the way it allows you to seamlessly install, play and view Android apps on your Windows PC.

But there may be some BlueStacks features you aren't familiar with yet. For example, transfer files from BlueStacks to your Windows PC or laptop. Well, we're here to help you with this quick guide. Let's find out.



Method 1: use the media manager

  • Open BlueStacks .
  • Click on My games top left icon
  • Click on System applications.
  • Click on Media manager.

  • Now click explore in the menu on the left.
  • Click on Import from Windows to import files from Windows 10 to bluestacks.

Method 2: use the shared folder in Windows

There is a shared folder between BlueStacks and Windows that can be accessed from both locations i.e. from BlueStacks and Windows. So all you need to do is store your files in the shared folder and then you can access them from both locations (BlueStacks and Windows).

Step 1: You will need to access the file Shared folder location on your Windows PC by following the path below:

C:ProgramDataBlueStacksEngineUserDataSharedFolder

Step 3: Just copy any file Files in Windows and paste it on the file Shared folder.

The file you paste into this folder is easily accessible via Bluestacks.



Let's see how to access these files via Bluestacks

Step 4: Open BlueStacks .

Click on My games top left icon

Click on System applications.

Click on Media manager.

Step 5: A new window will open for Media manager a BlueStacks application> Media manager tab> click To explore left> double click the Windows folder on the right.

Step 6: Now, click on the file BstSharedFolder.

That's all! Here you can access the Windows files you have transferred.

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