SHAREit not working on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP PC/Laptop

SHAREit not working on Windows 10
SHAREit not working on Windows 10

SHAREit not working on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 Laptop : SHAREit has stopped working on Windows 10/7/8.1/8? Is SHAREit not opening on Windows 7/10/8/8.1 PC? Here we will see how to fix SHAREit problems with some simple tricks. After posting tricks to fix Hotspot initialization failed error and SHAREit file generation error, I thought of sharing a complete post covering most of the SHAREit problems and errors on Windows 10/8/8.1/7 laptop. Here in this article I have discussed about most common SHAREit errors on Windows PC. If you get any other errors while installing or while sharing files with SHAREit, please do post in comments below. This will help other users with similar errors to fix their issues with SHAREit.

SHAREit not working on Windows 10

SHAREit not working on Windows 10

SHAREit is the most popular multi-platform sharing app from Lenovo. It works on WiFi compatible devices which are running on Android, Windows, Mac, Windows Phone and iOS platforms. SHAREit enables us to share files, photos, videos, music, contacts, apps and any other files using local WiFi connection. Even though it is one of the most stable apps, it does misbehave at some times when you try to share files across devices of different platforms or may be between devices of same OS. The reasons can be many but here I have posted most of the common SHAREit errors on PC. Let’s see all of them below.

SHAREit has stopped working on Windows 10, 7, 8.1/8 – Issues with PC Hotspot

This is the most common issue that you will see, issue with PC hotspot. Everything will be working fine until the next day when you try to connect to SHAREit on your PC. In some cases, SHAREit hotspot will be created on your PC but it will be blank and you will never be able to connect to that hotspot from Phone. After an extensive research, finally you will find out that a nightly Windows patch updates has just reset your PC network drivers!! This is most common reason why your PC hotspot doesn’t work for SHAREit file transfer.

To fix this drivers issue, one hard way is to completely reset your Windows PC to factory settings, then update your PC with all the patches and reinstall SHAREit. But one simple workaround is to rollback WiFi drivers to the previous version with which your SHAREit was working fine. For example, the WiFi driver will look like this “Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230“. Sometimes, you can also try Disabling and then Enabling WiFi adapter to fix this issue. You can find the list of adapters here Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center and then click on Change Adapter Settings on the left panel. Here you can see WiFi adapter, just right click on it and Disable it and then right click on it and Enable it.

Before doing above steps, just make sure that you have installed the latest version of SHAREit app. If not, please update SHAREit and they try again to connect to SHAREit hotspot. 

SHAREit doesn’t work on Windows 10 PC ? SHAREit Hotspot Problem

Just for the clarification, if you are trying to share files from one PC to another PC via SHAREit, you can use either SHAREit hotspot or the WiFi connection(LAN). You can connect to the hotspot created by another PC or in the other case you just have to make sure that both the PCs are in the same LAN(Local Area Network) or make sure that both PCs are connected to same WiFi.

If you are trying to share files from PC to Phone or from Phone to PC, you can either create an hotspot on your PC or you can also connect to the hotspot created on your Phone. One of the most common errors that you will face while trying to initiate hotspot is “Hotspot initialization failed“. You will see this error especially when you turn on SHAREit hotspot in PC. To tackle with this error, you can check this article; Hotspot initialization failed in SHAREit PC.

Can’t open SHAREit – SHAREit not opening on windows 10

What if SHAREit won’t open on PC when you want to transfer files urgently to your mobile? I know how frustrating it’ll be because I have faced this will few other apps as well. One quick workaround is to uninstall and reinstall it. Download SHAREit setup file, right click on it and click on Run as Administrator option. Sometimes SHAREit won’t open if resource utilization is high on your PC, just open Task Manager and check CPU, Memory and Disk utilization. If everything is fine and still SHAREit not opening on Windows 10 PC, then reinstall it.

If you receive the error Can’t open SHAREit, before reinstalling SHAREit, open Task Manager and check if SHAREit is already running. If yes, just click on SHAREit in Task Manager under Processes and click on End Task.

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SHAREit not receiving files on PC

Sometimes when you try to transfer files to PC, you will see an error, file transfer failed because of network failure. This is a usual error that many of SHAREit users will get especially when transferring files from mobile phone to PC, that too especially from iOS device to PC.

This is not a serious error, you can just close SHAREit and reconnect to mobile hotspot and try again to transfer files. This will work. I have faced personally faced this issue and this trick worked pretty fine.

SHARE it app will not Connect

When you try to connect to SHAREit PC hotspot, sometimes SHAREit app will not connect from your Phone. To avoid this, make sure that you have disconnected your WiFi connection and Mobile Data on your Phone. An active WiFi connection won’t let you connect to SHAREit PC hotspot.

There is one more trick that you can try, this trick is the right drug for many of the network related issues. If SHAREit app will not connect to hotspot, then turn on Airplane mode on your Phone and then turn off it. Now try to connect to SHAREit hotspot on PC. I am sure that this trick will work for you. You can also reset Network Settings on your Phone as this will also work for some. You can also try restarting SHAREit on PC if above tricks won’t work for you.

SHAREit not opening on Windows 10, 8, 8,1, 7 – “network error”

While transferring files from iOS device to PC, most frequently, you will face “Network error”. You can see this error on your PC in SHAREit app. This might be because of lower version of SHAREit app. I can see from SHAREit forums that this issue has been resolved after upgrading SHAREit to v4.0.6.177. If your current version of SHAREit on Windows PC is not this, then go to SHAREit App, click on three horizontal lines on top right, then click on About and click on Check for updates button.

SHAREit cannot broadcast signal

When you try to initiate SHAREit hotspot, sometimes you will receive the error which says SHAREit cannot broadcast signal. This means that SHAREit is currently unable to initiate hotspot and broadcast signal. To fix this, please make sure that your PC is disconnected from an active WiFi connection. This is the reason many times, you forgot to disconnect WiFi connection and tries to initiate hotspot on SHAREit app.

I hope that this article will help to sort out most of the common SHAREit problems on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 PC. If your error is not listed in the above error massages, please let us know in comments below.

2 Comments on "SHAREit not working on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP PC/Laptop"

  1. My share it send files to android phone but not receiving. Shows dialogue box please check wireless network configuration. Please someone help me.

  2. Midzi Sylvester | June 5, 2019 at 6:04 am | Reply

    SHAREit used to work well but stopped loading. In task manager, it shows “suspended” then it disappears. Two of them appears under processes then one is suspended briefly before both disappear

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