Windows Phone 8.1 gets native file manager app Files

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By tech2 News Staff /  31 May 2014 , 13:08

File managers can be a godsend when you have to look for a particular file within any app, which is why it’s surprising the neither of te big mobile platforms have a native file manager. Until now that is, as surprisingly, Microsoft is the first to correct course.

While it cannot be denied that Windows Phone has been slower in adding apps to its store, Microsoft has built a lot of nifty native features within Windows Phone 8.1, the latest build of the OS. Now, a native file manager called Files has popped up. Microsoft had revealed that Files would be coming earlier during a Reddit AMA.

The app features a whole set of utilities which are seen in most file managers and allows users to access files on the SD card and the phone memory. It lets you search for particular files, as well as share one or multiple files. In addition, basic folder creation, copying, renaming and moving and deleting functions are also present.

The Files app is only available on Windows Phone 8.1, which still hasn’t rolled out for all devices. However, for those who are itching to get their hands on the latest version of Windows Phone, there’s a simple method in which that can be accomplished. All you need to do is register yourself as a developer and follow the steps mentioned in this article.


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