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On Windows you can plug in and browse (and modify) your Windows Phone 8 device using the file explorer. OS X doesn't support the MTP protocol so you cannot browse it using Finder. I have tried both the Windows Phone for Mac and the Android file transfer applications and neither work.

How can I copy files directly to my device on OS X?

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On OS X, unfortunately, you cannot transfer any files other than photos and videos (using the Windows Phone app).

However, you can change the extensions of the files you want to copy to .mp3/4 and then transfer them to your phone. Once copied, you should see your files sitting pretty in the Music/Videos folder in your Windows Phone. You can then rename them back to their original extensions from the Files app.

A neat little trick, but shouldn't be necessary, really.

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I have no experience with Mac based hardware, but I do know there is a Windows Phone app that might be able to help you. Have a go, and see what it does or does not do on Macs exactly.

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As mentioned in the post I have tried the official app. – row1 Oct 23 '13 at 0:36

You can use official windows app by microsoft. I am using this app. it works almost like itunes sync. if you don't have any problem with itunes, it should also work like a charm.

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As mentioned in the post I have tried the official app. – row1 Oct 23 '13 at 0:36
there is no other way to transfer files directly to windows phone, it is a closed system like iOS, and doesn't allow direct file transfer. – rachit Oct 23 '13 at 2:27
As mentioned in the post, Windows Phone 8 supports MTP, so it does allow drag-and-drop for certain file types on Windows. – row1 Oct 23 '13 at 3:06

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