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Files - a new file management app for Windows Phone 8.1

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Files - a new file management app for Windows Phone 8.1

    We all encounter a number of files in our daily lives across the various devices we use. And often times we need ways to manage these files and share them with others even on our phones. Weve heard your feedback loud and clear that managing files needs to be easier to do on your Windows Phone and Joe Belfiore announced earlier this month during a Reddit AMA that we would address your feedback with an official file manager app. Today, we are releasing that app. Its called Files and it makes it easy and intuitive to manage your files on your device running Windows Phone 8.1. You can download it free from the Windows Phone Store here.

    The Files app allows you to access all the files stored on your phone. If your phone supports expandable memory with an SD card, like the Lumia 1520, you can use the Files app to access files on the SD card as well. You can browse through files and folders, open and search for files that are on the phone or on SD card storage. You can create new folders and arrange your files across those folders using move and copy functions and you can also rename and delete your files. And you also have the ability to share one or many files on your phone with your friends, family or work colleagues.
    Source: Introducing Files - a file management app for Windows Phone 8.1

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  2. #2

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    Win 8.1 Pro

    Fantastic app so far.
    But there is a small bug that I have reported to Feedback

    When you open a file from the Office Hub, then hit start button, then go into Files app, open the same file again, Error code: -2147024864

    It errors on reopening a file that is already open from the Office Hub, I am sure this will be fixed though.

    Also, you can attach numerous files to an Email

    So, let's say you want to attach 3 images, 2 doc's or PDF's whatever
    and a video.

    The easiest way to do that is to
    create a new folder
    copy the files you want to send into that folder
    Select all the files and share to email
    Once sent,, delete the temp folder you created.

    didn't take long to do either.

    Also, can send numerous selected files via BT.

    The app is great out of the box,, and I am sure will get even better.
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Files - a new file management app for Windows Phone 8.1
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