How do you send files to PC via Bluetooth?

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    I went to Droid Gallery, and selected a photo, pressed "share" -> "bluetooth". Then a list of devices came up , I see my PC, but it says "paired but not connected". I go to my PC, and bring up Blue tooth devices window in control panel, and i see "Droid", and i click on the entry, and on the bottom is says "Authenticated: Yes", "Connection in Use: No".

    So, what's my next step, what do I do to transfer the file? Seems not very intuitive, this bluetooth technology. Could never get it working.
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    You need to use a 3rd party app, I like Bluetooth File Transfer, free in the market. Just pair the phone with the PC, and it should recognize the phone as a file source.
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    Huh? Totally confused. There's a "share via bluetooth" option built within Droid. Why do I need a third party software?
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    Because the phone doesnt support the protocols necessary to do this without a 3rd party app. If there's someone out there who has done this without an extra app, then please share, but from what I've read/learn/done on my own, you need this app to do what you want to do.
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    Then why such a feature is built if they know it doesn't work yet?
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    You'll have to ask a Droid Dev... It does work, but Google or Motorola or whoever removed the OBEX protocols necessary to do this. Just use Bluetooth File Transfer, it works great, and it's free.
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    Get an app called WebSharing and do it much faster wirelessly.
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