The new feature Shared Experiences It has been designed to allow us to directly share files between two or more computers that are physically located nearby using both the local network (through the router, or with a direct connection via Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth.
This is the easiest way, today, to share all kinds of files or information between several Windows 10 computers. However, there are users who have encountered problems when trying to use this new Windows 10 function. , we are going to explain how we can solve these problems so that this feature can work normally.
Solves the main problems with Near Share or Shared Experiences in Windows 10 April 2018 Update
The first thing to check if we have problems when using this function is if both computers are already updated to the new version of Windows 10, called April 2018 Update, and that it will have the version 1803 code. To do this, we will write in Cortana «About your PC»And we can check this version.
If the computers are already updated to this new version of Windows 10, then the next thing to check is that we have this function activated. To do this, we will search «Shared experiences»In Cortana and we will enter the configuration section of this feature.
In it we must make sure that we have activated the «Proximity sharing” and “Share between devices»Activated, in addition to the fact that in each one of them we have the option to share with anyone nearby, since otherwise we will not be able to share anything with computers that are not linked to our user account.
If we have reviewed the two previous points, the next thing we should do is check what version of Bluetooth we have on our computer, since this feature depends on Bluetooth 4.0 to work. In addition, our adapter must also support the protocol Low Energy (LE), since it is another requirement for this feature of Windows 10 to work.
We can check this from the Windows 10 device manager or by consulting the specifications of our Bluetooth adapter.
We must remember that the distance between Bluetooth devices is relatively short, so the two computers must be close to see each other and connect with each other.
In case we are trying to share over the network, we must make sure that the computers are connected to the same router or to the same network Wifi, since otherwise they could not see each other either.
If we fulfill all the previous options, there should be no problem sharing files with the other computers through these Shared Experiences, since this new Microsoft protocol should not have problems with any firewall or any other tool.
Have you had trouble using the new Shared Experiences feature in Windows 10?