Microsoft Releases File Manager, ‘Files’
Windows based devices had a cold welcome in the beginning. However, Microsoft’s joint efforts with the Finnish giant Nokia has improved the Windows environment that it has now managed to fix the bugs and patch the shortcomings of the OS. The company released Windows Phone 8.1 for developers earlier this year.
It is quite amazing as to what could happen when the resources are pooled; developers witnessed the drastic changes made in Windows 8.1. However, an important feature was missing in the OS and it was a file manager. To fix it, the company released its native file manager dubbed Files that helps users manage files on their devices.
Brandon LeBlanc of Microsoft said in a statement, “We’ve 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. It’s called Files and it makes it easy and intuitive to manage your files on your device running Windows Phone 8.1”.
Files offers a slew of capabilities. Users can access the files stored on their phone and SD card using it. It also lets users to browse, search and launch files while also letting them to share multiple files by connecting their devices. The feature also has tools to create new folders and organize files in the folders. Other basic capabilities it offers include copy, move, paste, rename and deleting files.
The bad news for non-Windows 8.1 users is that they can’t download this feature as it is released exclusively for Windows 8.1 users. The good news for users with devices that do not have SD card slots is that they can also use this to access files on their external storage devices.