The Bluetooth File Transfer Wizard enables users to transfer files between a computer and a Bluetooth device. For example, users can transfer files between a computer and a mobile phone or a personal digital assistant (PDA). The Bluetooth File Transfer Wizard can also transfer files between two computers that support Bluetooth.
Note: The default GUI that the Bluetooth File Transfer Wizard uses is implemented in the Fsquirt.exe file. This file can be unhooked from the underlying transfer wizard mechanism to enable replacement of the default Bluetooth File Transfer Wizard GUI. For more information, see the following question.
How do I unhook Fsquirt.exe?
Software developers that desire to replace the in-box Bluetooth File Transfer Wizard with a proprietary application can unhook Fsquirt.exe from the underlying transfer wizard mechanism by performing the following steps:
Create a DWORD value that is named DisableFsquirt under the HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Bthport\Parameters key in the registry.
Set the value of DisableFsquirt to 0x1.
Either reboot or run the following command in a command prompt window: fsquirt.exe -UnRegister
To re-enable Fsquirt.exe, perform the following steps:
Delete the DisableFsquirt value from the registry.
Reboot or run the following command in a command prompt window: fsquirt.exe –Register
In Windows Vista, why does the Bluetooth notification area icon sometimes disappear?
In Windows Vista RTM and Windows Vista with SP1, the Bluetooth notification area icon appears when the Bluetooth radio is connected to the computer. The icon is configured to stay active for up to 10 minutes, but after that period the icon disappears from the notification area.
If users want a persistent Bluetooth notification area icon, they can select the Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification areacheck box on the Options tab of the Control Panel Bluetooth Settings application.
Figure 1. Control Panel Bluetooth Settings Application