Bluetooth Received Files – Location on Windows 10 Laptop

Q. I am trying to find the location of uploaded Bluetooth files on my Windows 10 laptop.

I understand that when the upload finishes you are given a choice of folder in which to store them, and I usually do that. 

However, the problem lies in when I have to cancel an upload because 6 simple photos from the phone have taken over an hour to upload and freezes somewhere along the green uploading bar on one of the photos. I then get notified that 2 were successful; 4 unsuccessful. Where do I find those successful 2 uploads??? As I hadn’t managed to finish the upload, the choice of where to store them had not been offered. 

I’ve tried the User/Apps data route (the address given in an answer to another user’s problem) and there is nothing there other than text.

They must be somewhere on my laptop but Windows 10 is far too complicated to find the location. 


Windows normally offer a Save as an option every time you download or transfer a file from the Internet or via Bluetooth.

If you did not see the Save as a prompt when the transfer got completed, those files will usually reside in a temporary folder by default. Navigate to C:\Users\<profile>\AppData\Local\Temp\ and try searching for the file by sorting out the date and see if you’ll be able to find them.

If you can still remember the name of those photos or files, you can utilize Windows Search by pressing Windows key + S and typing the file names. You can also search the files by using File Explorer.

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