I had a similar problem. My shared folder is this same thing. I'm using Bluestacks 4, build 126.96.36.19902 and Windows 10 Ver.1909, build 18363.657. My media manager open. But I get stuck in a gray screen with no icons at all (it must the main screen of the app). I just updated to Bluestack 4 after Bluestack 3 was very laggy and crashing more and more often. But now i don´t see the Media Manager icon which i use to easily import files from my PC into Bluestack galery and from there share it on whatsapp.
In September 2018 the anxiously-awaited BlueStacks 4.0 was released, with its main new feature being the fact that it could be used with Android 7 Nougat, in addition to presenting an updated interface and more compatibility. Four months later, and we have the version 4.40, which continues down the same path on its mission to reduce memory and CPU usage of the virtualization, especially when using various apps simultaneously. Plus, they’ve added a so-called Media Manager, that lets you easily transfer files between the virtualized device and the host computer.
According to the official release notes for this update, memory usage while playing has been reduced by as much as 20%, using the GPU to reduce the load on the CPU. One of the main problems with virtualization tools like this is that they require muscle from the processor so that it doesn’t affect performance, wasting the capabilities of your graphics card.
We’ve decided to verify these latest claims ourselves, running the latest update of Bluestacks and comparing the results with the previous versions. We tried PUBG Mobile on Bluestacks 4.0 and analyzing the performance, we found an average CPU usage of around 35% with spikes of up to 55% when there’s a bigger load, not passing 5% of GPU. With the version 4.40 and in similar conditions, the results are clear to see from the Windows task manager: the CPU now has a usage of about 20% (15% less than in the previous version), while the GPU reaches 20%, balancing the system performance and freeing up resources in order to, among other things, use the multi-instance system. Plus, the memory used while running is now combined as a single process and is also considerably less.
The new media manager
The so-called Media Manager is found in the More apps section on the dock. It’s a tool that lets you intuitively transfer all types of files between the emulated device and the PC. To do this, it uses a file explorer shared between both devices, letting you import and export photos, videos, and other types of files to be used on both systems.
List of changes in Bluestacks 4.40
- Substantial Performance Improvements
- Significantly reduces memory usage during gameplay by as much as 20%
- Utilizes dedicated GPU to reduce CPU consumption by as much as 60% and improve performance
- Reduces boot time by as much as 50%
- Control over frame rates for multiple instances to improve overall performance.
- Independent multi-instance manager
- Streaming enhancements – stream from game capture window through OBS, Streamlabs and XSplit
- Gamepad controller ready – play with XBox compatible controllers
- New keyboard control (Repeated Tap) for First Person Shooter games
- Audio improvements resolve several audio and microphone related issues experienced by users of Free Fire, Sgame, Sony Audio Recorder, WhatsApp, Viber, and other apps.
- Install more or larger apps.
- Browse the web faster using Chrome as the default Android browser.
- Several game compatibility issues have been resolved
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In this article, we will show you how to install XAPK file on BlueStacks android emulator.
Xapk is a new file format consists of both APK and OBB. If you are downloading Apps from 3rd party sources and if the file size is very large having a combined installation package (.apk) + OBB data file. This tutorial will show you how to install XAPK file on Bluestacks.
See more: How to install APK on Bluestacks 4
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How To Install XAPK on BlueStacks 4
Step 1. To begin, install Bluestack 4 on your PC. Click here to download Bluestack latest version.
Step 2. Download & install XAPK Installer on Bluestacks 4.
Step 3. After that, download & install File Explorer Manager File Manager on Bluestacks 4.
Step 4. Browse to System App > Select Media Manager on Bluestacks 4.
Step 5. Select Import Window File and select your XAPK file.
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Step 6. Open File Explorer Manager, and then navigate to Internal Storage/DCIM/SharedFolder. Copy or move the XAPK file to Storage/emulated/0/Download Folder.
Step 7. Go back to Home screen, open XAPK Installer and then install your XAPK file.
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That’s about it.