Bluestacks is still one of the best free Android emulators on the internet today. Its comfortable user interface allows you to install and play android applications on your laptop or PC seamlessly.

However, if you have not fully mastered Bluestacks’ features, it can be quite frustrating when attempting to copy files between your laptop and virtual Android device. Here is a short guide to help you out.

Step 1: Open your Bluestacks App player and click/tap the systems app

Step 2: Access the Media Manager

If you’re using latter versions of bluestacks 4, access the media manager by tapping the “more apps” icon at the bottom of your “Home”

bluestacks 4 media manager

Step 3: If you want to import files, select the “Import From Windows” option. If looking to export files to your laptop or PC, select the “Export to Windows” option.

Step 4 A: Select the file you want to import from your laptop / PC and click/tap open

Step 4 B:  Select (tap/click and hold) the file you want to export from your virtual Android device. Next, select the “Export to windows” option and choose the preferred destination folder on your laptop / PC.

Comment with any questions related to this subject below. Cheers.

17 thoughts on “How to transfer files between Bluestacks 4 and laptop, PC”

    1. May 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm Edit
      There are four tabs on your upper left

      1. My apps
      2. App center
      3. Help Center
      4. Pika World

      Make sure you are on “my apps” tab. Please let me know if this helps

        1. Confirm that you are using Bluestacks version 4. If you’re are using newer versions (4.40 and above), use the icon at the bottom labelled “more apps” to find the media manager.

    1. Hello Maylinn,

      Bluestacks 4 does not have that option as of now, but you can use CTRL + A (Command + A for Mac) to select all files in the folder you want to copy.

      If you are using an older version of bluestacks, you can use “ES File Explorer” to access the shared folder.

      BlueStacks: /sdcard/windows/BstSharedFolder
      Windows: C:/ProgramData/BlueStacks/BLUESTACKS_DATA>/UserData/SharedFolder

    1. it´s hidden in version 4.40 and above. Last icon on the very bottom that says “more apps” – “media manager”

  1. i cannot transfer some files. it says not supported. is there a way to transfer files which are not supported? Thanks

  2. I am not able to export files to windows. I am trying to export a media file, it gives an error “cannot copy files”

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