How to Change Default Save Location for Nearby Sharing on Windows 11/10?

Windows 11/10, the Nearby sharing feature, allows you to share files, documents, and links to websites as others. You can share files and documents through Bluetooth.

On Windows 11/10, Nearby sharing saved automatically received files on the download folder on your PC. If you want to change the default save location of Nearby sharing, you can change it in windows 11/10.

This risewindows article will guide you on changing the default save location for Nearby Sharing on Windows 11/10.

There are two methods to change the default save location for nearby sharing. These are as follows:-

What is the procedure for changing the default save location for Nearby Sharing on Windows 11’s Settings app?

To change the default Save location for Nearby Sharing on Windows 11, use the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Open the Setting App by hitting the Windows + I keys on the keyboard.

Step 2. Then select the System category on the left pane when Windows Settings opens.

Step 3. After that, click on the Nearby sharing tile on the right sidebar of System.

Step 4. Next, click on the Change button beside the “Save files I receive” option.

Note:- If the Change button beside the “Save files I receive to” option is disabled or grayed out, you need to enable nearby sharing.

Step 5. Once you complete the above steps, File Explorer will open. Select your preferred folder and click the Select Folder button.

After completing the above steps, you should see a new location beside the “Save files I receive” option.

Using Registry Editor, how do I change the default save location for nearby sharing?

Since you will modify the default Registry values, it recommends taking a complete backup of the registry and creating a system restore point. If something goes wrong, you can restore your PC to a previous working state.

To change the default Save location for Nearby Sharing using Registry Editor in Windows 11/10, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Registry Editor window.

Step 2. Then, navigate to the following registry key from the left side pane:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionCDP

Step 3. After that, on the right-side pane, double-click the NearShareFileSaveLocation string value to edit its properties.

Step 4. In the “Value data” field, type the new folder’s complete path to receive the new files/folder from Nearby Sharing.

Step 5. When complete, click the OK button.

That’s it.

Also, read How to Join a Hidden Wi-Fi on Windows 11?

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