Official file manager for Windows Phone 8.1 is now available

Official file manager for Windows Phone 8.1 is now available
So much for a revised June release, the team at Microsoft were able to get the new official file management app out in May after all.  The app, as we have seen before, is straight forward, and functional. You can access and manage user files on your Windows Phone, or microSD card if you device is so equipped.

Files, as the app is called, allows you to browse through, search, and launch files on the device. You can also share parts of, or multiple files.  Everything else, like creating, moving, copying, renaming, organizing and deleting files is also a straight forward affair.

That is the gist of it, Files is basic, but functional.  About the only thing you cannot browse through are the device’s system files like you can on other Windows machines.  There are not too many bells and whistles that we could see being worthwhile on an app like this, but we would like to see OneDrive incorporated into the app. When it comes to appearances, the tile is transparent if you want it to look nice with whatever chosen image you have set up with your start screen and theme.

You can download files for your Windows Phone 8.1 device via the source link below.

source: Windows Phone



1. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I would love it if Windows phone 8.1 would release a new high-end phone on AT&T. The Lumia 1520 is to big and there's no other choice at the moment.

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I'm waiting for L930 orange. Forget about BS POS locked phones. Buy it "Simfree"

3. PressStart

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

I feel your pain, Bill. TMo needs a beefier lineup of WP too.

5. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

To be honest American carrier's are not and have no interest in WP. Sales rep, custmer service and guys who work in the shop always reccomend iOs and Android. Customers comes into buy Wp, but reps allure and advice customers to other brand and platform.

6. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Doesn't mean that those are the best OS's for everyone. I love going into retail stores and schooling these "sales" people. Also love the "customers comes" comment

10. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Thats partly Microsoft fault and part employees ignorance. I'm seeing a lot more WP these days though , oddly enough quite a few from Huawei.

15. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

I work on this industry, and do notice a lot of people that have no idea how good is WP, because of the lack of apps, but I have used every single platform and while I do like what android brings and apple in some cases, I just love WP, the live tiles make me happy, the speakers of the M8 also make me happy, but getting a phone on WP that can take better pictures than anything else, it is enjoyable when people ask you to use your camera because theirs sucks.

22. wilsong17 unregistered

So you are saying people buy a phone to shoot photos oh my

35. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

so that's what you understood from his comment? oh my!

12. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

stop complaining about big phones. OK?

33. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

Yeah.. I have the Yellow Lumia 1520 and I love it! With the release of Files, I do think the WP now is on par with IOS and Android as a mobile OS (Does IOS have official File manager yet?) - Personalized Home screen - Notification Centre - Integrated Office Apps - Personal Assistant with personality - Universal apps for phones, tablet and PC - Connectivity with NFC and Bluetooth sharing. Etc.

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Its better to get unlocked 930, instead buy from contract. I'm getting 930 orange soon.....I can't wait....coming back to Nokia family soon

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nowadays contract is expensive, so buy unlocked phone use it for 1-1/2 or 2 yrs then sell it.

18. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

while the 930 is good I need the next version of the 1020, that should be amazing, hopefully.

29. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Me too. 1030 is what stops me from buying Z1 Compact or 930

4. checkmymike

Posts: 219; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

This is the only time that windows phone got a file manager? Too funny this people at microsoft are! Too restrictive and primitive! To the two people who have windows phone, welcome to the wonderful world of managing files! Lols

24. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

You do know that android offers no official file manager right? You do know that windows has had a file manager types in the store for some time right? The reason why it is a 'big' deal, is because since it is an official app, so are it's api's for devs to use in their apps as well. You know all those file managers on droid? All the oems had to do the work or let you go 3rd party. not so with windows phone now.

25. clodderes

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Hahaha, I know they will be this kind of comment. For me the most important thing is, it's available right now. And it's a good thing to always become better. After all, it's competition which drive innovation.

36. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Waiting for Android to "copy" WP and come up with their own official file

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Kudos WP, that is good to hear.

8. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Although this isn't the first file manager on WP, and anyone who thinks WP just got a file manager for the fist time is a complete idiot, I like having the official app from MS.. This is the first file manager on WP that actually feels like an extension of the OS, not a 3rd party file manager like the ones we've been using for some time now... Good job MS!

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Great good to know MS is adding features on their every new update. Great good to know they are taking our feedbacks and implementing it.

19. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Wp fans must have very poor eyesight. The fonts are so huge. Need to do a lot of scrolling to get to their basic information. what's the point of a 5.5 inch screen if it only display 5 lines of words?

23. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Yeah, some of the fonts are so big that even blind people can read them. The big fonts are how Microsoft makes WP work more quickly on low end hardware. They only have to render a few words on each screen.

31. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I lol, thanks..+1

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014


17. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Soon.....with 930 pêrfectó

13. zigma

Posts: 11; Member since: May 30, 2014

Too late, and only almost 6% of windows users will get it, have so many expectations on WP but don't know why the biggest software company in the world cant be on pair or beyond, and don't have apps that really matters.

20. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I'm curious: Which "apps that really matters" are you referring to that WP does not have?

26. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Barbie dress up games!

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