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I've heard the rumour that a file manager (don't know if a third-party app) is coming with Windows Phone 8.1 that allows read/write, cut/copy/paste and rename of files stored in phone memory and on the SD card. Is this true?

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No. There is no file manager app that comes with Windows Phone OS 8.1. However you can get such apps from the store such as Aerize Explorer or Pocket Explorer (best of the many apps).

This article might also help.

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Official File Manager for Windows Phone 8.1 due in May, here's what it looks like
Source: Windows Phone Central

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in addition to those mentioned you can also try my new app FileEx, it supports batch file operations like copying and moving multiple folders and files at the same time or renaming mutiple files at once.

I accept any feedback so send me any questions or issues :-) .

  • Yeah sure , But windows phone 8.1 update is not rolled out yet .... – Kiran RS Apr 29 '14 at 5:57
  • I'm afraid no true file explorer can be built for Windows Phone 8, there are API limits... – Martin Zikmund Apr 29 '14 at 5:58
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    Yes, i know. Windows phone 8.1 update will rolled out within one month , i think. – Kiran RS Apr 29 '14 at 6:00
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An official file manager called Files is now available! It allows users to browse, search, manage and share files on their phone as well as SD card. Supported file operations include mass move/copy/rename/delete.

Some screenshots:

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More information at the following links:

  • Wow! I was so waiting for this! :D Thank you for sharing. +1 :) – Vivek Parekh May 2 '14 at 18:56

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