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Microsoft launches file manager for Windows Phone

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Windows Phone 8.1 file manager

It's been a long time coming, but Microsoft has finally launched the file management app for Windows Phone 8.1.

The app allows you to browse files on the phone, search everything you might have stored on the device or microSD card and you can delete, move or copy files. You also get the ability to share either single, or multiple files too, which is a nice addition to the OS.

You will need the latest version of Windows phone too, and there don't seem to be any plans to bring file management to any earlier version of the mobile OS. That will disappoint some, but we suppose having managed this long without the feature, it won't be too bothersome for those with older devices.

Presumably having app for this functionality is more of a stopgap, we would expect that file management features would ultimately be part of the core of the operating system. That said, there isn't likely to be a major Windows Phone update for some time, so it's not much of a surprise that Microsoft isn't waiting.

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: Windows Phone 8.1 review 

Via: Microsoft Blog

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