I'm trying to transfer some pictures from my phone to my computer, but I cannot seem to find an option to receive files, only to send them. I tried looking up some guides for Ubuntu (for example), but they all tell me to just enable a checkbox that isn't here on freya.

Is there a way to set it up manually, or an application that'll let me receive files over BT?


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go into applications menu and search for personal file sharing there you will find an option called receive files in downloads folder over bluetooth tick that one...if you can't find it while searching, you can find it in /usr/share/applications/ folder.

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    Thanks! For some reason I couldn't find it by searching the applications popup. Oct 9, 2015 at 16:41
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    that probably means the .desktop file has NoDisplay=true or/and OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity;, you can fix that by setting it to NoDisplay=false or/and deleting OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity;.
    – user2587
    Oct 10, 2015 at 8:47
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    What's the actual application name?
    – Ken Kinder
    Jan 9, 2019 at 16:35

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