Published by


Brink's Avatar
Administrator

Posts: 25,184

Show Printable Version 


How to Turn On or Off Near Share in Windows 10

information   Information
Microsoft introduced a new Near Share feature starting with Windows 10 build 17035.

Near Share lets you send and receive content with anyone else nearby using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

Say you’re in a meeting with your boss and need to quickly send them the report you’re looking at on your screen? Or you and a sibling are hanging out on the couch using your laptops, and you want to send him a screenshot of your latest Minecraft creation? You can now wirelessly share files and URLs to nearby PCs using the new Near Share feature.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Near Share for your account in Windows 10.

CONTENTS:


EXAMPLE: Near Share feature in Share UI
Name:  Near_Share.jpg
Views: 163
Size:  137.3 KB






Turn On or Off Near Share in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Near Share in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Near Share in Action Center

1. Open the Action Center (Win+A).

2. Click/tap on the Near Share quick action in the Action Center to toggle it on or off (default) for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Name:  Turn_on_Near_Share_Action_Center.jpg
Views: 166
Size:  51.2 KB Name:  Turn_off_Near_Share_Action_Center.jpg
Views: 166
Size:  52.6 KB






Turn On or Off Near Share in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Near Share in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Near Share in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

2. Do step 3 (on) or step 4 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 3. To Turn On Near Share

A) Click/tap on Shared experiences on the left side, and turn on Near Share on the right side. (see screenshot below)

B) Select to share or receive content from Everyone nearby or My devices only for what you want.

C) If you like, you can change the default downloads folder for Near Share.

D) Go to step 5 below.

Name:  Turn_on_Near_Share.jpg
Views: 167
Size:  81.6 KB


 4. To Turn Off Near Share

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on Shared experiences on the left side, turn off Near Share on the right side, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

Name:  Turn_off_Near_Share.jpg
Views: 167
Size:  71.0 KB

5. You can now close Settings if you like.






Turn On or Off Near Share in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off Near Share in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Near Share using a BAT file

Note   Note
The downloadable .bat files below will modify the DWORD values in the registry keys below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CDP

CdpSessionUserAuthzPolicy and NearShareChannelUserAuthzPolicy DWORDs
0 = Off
1 = On - My devices only
2 = On - Everyone nearby



HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CDP\SettingsPage

NearShareChannelUserAuthzPolicy DWORD
1 = On - My devices only
2 = On - Everyone nearby

BluetoothLastDisabledNearShare DWORD
0 = Off

1. Do step 2 (on - Everyone nearby), step 3 (on - My devices only), or step 4 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Near Share for "Everyone nearby"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 5 below.

Turn_ON_Near_Share_from_Everyone_nearby.bat

download


 3. To Turn On Near Share for "My devices only"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 5 below.

Turn_ON_Near_Share_from_My_devices_only.bat

download


 4. To Turn Off Near Share

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 5 below.

Turn_OFF_Near_Share.bat

download

5. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

6. Unblock the .bat file.

7. Run the .bat file.

8. You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly opens and closes as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

9. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn