Microsoft releases official “Files” File manager for WP8.1

Microsoft has recently released its Files app; if you’re running Windows Phone 8.1, you can now dig through folders to open and manipulate documents stored anywhere on your device. The interface is in no comparison to the PC experience, but it should be useful for offloading photos to an SD card or deleting videos that are chewing up space. If you’re already running Microsoft’s latest mobile OS, you only have to open the Windows Phone Store and download the file browser.


Here’s the set of features we get in this version 1.0 release:

  • Access files stored on your phone and SD card
  • Browse, search and launch files
  • Easily share one file or multiple files
  • Create folders to organize your files
  • Copy, move, rename and delete files

With Files you can access your phones documents, downloads, music, pictures, pictures and more, it doesn’t matter if it’s on your SD card or on you’re the internal phone storage. It’s basic, but gets the job done.

Now, this much awaited piece of software is only compatible with devices running on the Windows Phone 8.1. So, there aren’t many of you who will be able to run this on your Windows Phone as currently you either have to own one of the four phones running WP8.1 — The Nokia Lumia 630, Lumia 635, Yezz Billy 4.0 and 4.7, or you can register as a Windows phone Developer and get the Developer Preview on your phone.



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Shaminder Pal Singh

I am a student by day and tech blogger by night. I try to bring to the public the latest and greatest news from the tech world!

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