Transferring Files with SHAREit on PC

Transferring Files with SHAREit on PC

/ Shayne Sherman

SHAREit is a program with revolutionary technology for file sharing, and it is a direct competitor to traditional file sharing methods such as Bluetooth, USB, or NFC.

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What makes it so great is the fact that it’s superior to its predecessors, offering faster speeds than Bluetooth and better safety protocols than USB. SHAREit hosts more than 1.5 billion users worldwide, and it’s in the top 10 most downloaded apps on Google Play.

SHAREit is file-sharing software that supports multiplatform use, which means that we can use it to connect two different devices and transfer files between them. It’s compatible with Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.

PC Requirements for SHAREit are:

Today, you will learn how to download, install and use SHAREit to transfer files with your PC.

How to Download SHAREit

You can safely download ShareIt from the official website at

SHAREit website

Choose your desired operating system (in this case Windows), and click Download. Once the file is downloaded, click on it to begin the installation process.

SHAREit Installation

From the drop-down menu, choose your operating system, click, and the download will start.

When you click on it, another window will open to choose where you want to save the installation file on your computer. In this case, we’re using folder Marko on disk (C:)

Local disk (C)

When the download is finished, click on the little arrow as shown in the image and choose “Show in folder” option, which will lead you to the setup file.

show in folder

Click on the SHAREit file here, and your installation will begin.

SHAREit app

A security warning will pop-up, asking you to confirm your decision to run the file. This is a standard procedure with Windows, so don’t worry about it and click “Run.”

run SHAREit file

There’s another pop-up asking you to allow the app to make changes on your device and here you should click “Yes” to proceed.

SHAREit setup

After you click “Yes,” another window will show up and you would be asked to read and accept or decline license agreement. Another standard procedure and we’re clicking “Accept” here.

accept SHAREit agreement

After you accept the license agreement, you will be asked to select the place where you want to save your newly installed program. By default, your system will automatically choose the Program Files folder on disk C, but you can change it if you prefer some other disk or folder.

After that, you should click “Next,” and you can also check the “Save a desktop shortcut” mark.

SHAREit location

The installation will be complete in no time, and there should be a shortcut to SHAREit on your desktop if you checked that option.

SHAREit installing

Click “Finish” on the last setup wizard pop-up, and the program will launch.

SHAREit setup finish

Finally, you will be asked to read & accept the privacy policy of SHAREit, which is another standard procedure so go ahead and click “Accept” here. And that’s it!

accept SHAREit privacy policy

Congratulations — you officially installed SHAREit on your computer. It’s time to use it!

SHAREit Setup

Now that you’ve installed the program, you can finally make use of all the fantastic features that it offers. Starting off, this is the program’s interface, which says that your computer is waiting to be connected with other devices.

SHAREit menu

In the top right corner, we have the menu icon (the notorious “Hamburger” icon with 3 lines), which you can use to set up things like your name, hotspot password, avatar and the folder where you want to receive the files.

SHAREit settings

Just click on the menu button, and go to Settings to set these things up.

Additionally, you can access “Help,” “About,” “Feedback” options that can help you navigate the program, and there’s a “Connect to PC” option which you can use to connect two separate PCs.

In most cases, your Hotspot should work just fine, and you’re ready to connect the devices.

Hotspot creation not supported.”

In case your hotspot creation is blocked for some reason, you can troubleshoot the issue by doing these things:

  1. Make sure your WiFi adapter is on if you’re using a laptop
  2. Next, go to Control Panel, then Device Manager, open the Network adapters drop-down menu, right click on your wifi adapter and click “Enable.”
enable Network adapter

Your hotspot should now be working, and if it doesn’t — there’s a good chance you’re using an older PC with no WiFi drivers, and that’s why you’re unable to create a hotspot.

Once you’re all set up, you can begin to directly transfer files across your devices! This process is relatively simple, and we’ll guide you through it by using an android phone to connect with our PC and transfer an image.

Sharing Files with SHAREit

Your PC is all set, so you should now head over to your other device (phone, tablet, another pc) and download/install SHAREit. In our case, we’re using an android phone, so we will download a SHAREit app directly from Google Play:

SHAREit on playstore

Once installed, find the app on your phone and launch it. The app window will pop-up, so go ahead and tap “Start” to get started.

After you tap “Start,” set your username and your avatar, as shown below:

SHAREit setup username

Once the app is launched, tap the square in the upper right corner, and you will find an option to “Connect PC.” We can use this option to connect our phone with our PC.

SHAREit connect to PC

After clicking on “Connect to PC,” we have two options: you can choose whether you’d like to search for mobile hotspot or scan the QR code from your computer. This is very important, and you should have the SHAREit program open on both your computer and your phone.

PC search mobile

So, if you choose the option “PC SEARCH MOBILE” you will be scanning the area, looking for the PC’s hotspot, and at the same time, select an option to search for mobile on your PC.


Hotspot through phone


Hotspot through computer

However, if you choose the option “SCAN TO CONNECT” on your phone, and “Scan QR code to connect” on your PC then your screens will look like this, and you will have to scan the QR code to connect the two devices:


Scan QR code through phone


Scan QR code through computer

After your devices are connected, you are officially able to share files between them.

The process here is pretty standard, choose the file that you want to transfer, and click on it! The interface is almost identical on both devices, and you will have no issues finding what you need:

SHAREit share file interface

…and on your phone, it will look something like this:

start share files now

And that’s pretty much it!

You have officially connected your phone and PC without internet, and now you can transfer any files you want from your phone to your PC. Just go ahead and choose the files that you want to transfer; the process is simple, fast, and efficient:

choose file to transfer

When you send the photo from your phone, it will appear on your Computer screen, stored in the folder that you choose in the “Settings” menu during the setup.

photo shared is stored

Well, that’s it.

You are now fully equipped to use SHAREit and all of its features on your PC. Feel free to use the tool as much as you like, as it’s completely free. Good luck!

Shayne Sherman
Meet the author

Shayne is an expert at all things Microsoft Windows and computer security. As a Windows user of over 30 years, he has been featured on Business Insider, Yahoo, Tech Republic, Hacker Noon, Techopedia, and many other publications. He also enjoys spending time with his family, including his English bulldog, Fergie as well as entertaining at his home theater.