Copying files from your computer to BlueStacks

BlueStacks is a fantastic piece of software allowing you to run Android applications on Windows and Mac, however it does not give you full access to its storage making it cumbersome to copy files the simple way you are used to with any Android device USB-style.

There are a lot of options involving mounting the obfuscated file system, however the guys are BlueStacks are constantly changing the storage method, so I looked and found a simple and neat solution fully contained in the Android emulation.

  1. On the main BlueStacks screen, click “App Stores” and launch the preinstalled Amazon app store
  2. In the search box enter “Ghost Commander” without quotes.
  3. Install Ghost Commander first, then the Samba plugin
  4. Run Ghost Commander, enter the local ip of your sharing machine, the directory you are sharing and you should be able to copy files back and forth as needed

4 thoughts on “Copying files from your computer to BlueStacks

  1. within bluestack access (Root)/mnt/sdcard/bstfolder/BstSharedFolder/ using browser of your choice (i use ES explorer)

    within windows go to C:\ProgramData\BlueStacks\UserData\SharedFolder

    copy and paste as you please

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