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How to transfer files using ShareMe (previously Mi Drop) to Windows PC?

How to use ShareMe (previously Mi Drop) on Windows? Send files offline

The convenience of sharing files among your devices is one of the most sought after features and to fulfil these there are plenty of third-party apps on the Play Store. But Xiaomi went a step ahead to add even more convenience in their user’s life — albeit at the cost of privacy — with the pre-installed ShareMe app (previously known as Mi Drop).

However, since the app is available on the Play Store, other Android users can also install and use it. Just beware of Xiaomi’s privacy policy as they collect a considerable amount of data.

ShareMe not only allows users to transfer files from one Android to another but also to your PC and iPhone. To top it all, it also has a feature called ‘Webshare’ that allows users to transfer files without needing to connect to the internet. Well, more on that later. First, let’s take a look at how to use ShareMe on your Windows PC to transfer files from your Xiaomi or another Android device.

Also read: How to use your Android as a secondary screen for your Windows PC?

How to use ShareMe on a Windows PC?

Update: To password protect your file transfer, you’ll need to follow some additional steps to establish a network and assign it a username/password, which are mentioned in our guide here.

Now you can copy files from your PC to your phone or vice-versa. You can always change your password from the settings menu (‘gear’ icon located on the top-right) on the Connect to Computer window.

Also read: How to recover data of an Android phone after factory reset

How to use ShareMe on Windows PC without an internet connection?

If you wish to share files from your Android to PC or vice-versa but do not have an active internet connection or don’t wish to use a public WiFi network to transfer files, the aforementioned Webshare feature will come to your rescue.

ShareMe’s webshare feature doesn’t require an active WiFi network to transfer files. Instead, your device creates a Wireless network of its own — sans internet — that can be used to transfer files. In addition to transferring data to a Windows PC as well as Mac, this feature can also be used to transfer files to Android and iOS devices.

Note that users will only be able to send files via this feature and not receive any.

Follow the steps mentioned below to transfer files from your Android to a Windows PC, Mac, another Android or iOS device:

Also read: What is no-opt-encrypt? Why is it used?

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