1. michael walmsley's Avatar
    Ive downloaded a file and it seems to have disappeared into a black hole.

    Where is it? how van I get to it? how can I cave it to my pc? how can I delete it? how can I view it again?

    I need to say that I own all the files on my phone, not the app, not the phone, I own them and I should be able to see them and get to them again.

    If I take a photo it can be copied to my pc when I plug my phone into the pc.

    So should all files I have downloaded to the phone.
    03-07-2013 05:55 PM
  2. jfmanzo's Avatar
    What type of file?
    03-07-2013 06:12 PM
  3. michael walmsley's Avatar
    03-08-2013 05:02 PM
  4. WindowsPhone8User's Avatar
    Download archived, it stores most archive files (Zip,rar,7z) in one place.
    03-08-2013 05:25 PM
  5. WindowsPhone8User's Avatar
    Archiver*
    03-08-2013 05:25 PM
  6. michael walmsley's Avatar
    does that mean I need to download a different app for every possible file type?
    03-09-2013 04:18 PM
  7. WindowsPhone8User's Avatar
    Yes, sadly.
    03-10-2013 09:53 AM
  8. WindowsPhone8User's Avatar
    FILE TYPES / APP
    Archiver (Winzip,Zip,Rar,etc)
    PDF Reader (PDF)
    EPUB Reader (EPUB)
    Office 2013 (Preinstalled, DOCX/TXT)
    .. Adding more as I find them
    03-10-2013 10:05 AM
  9. T Moore's Avatar
    why would you want to download a file to the phone?
    03-10-2013 11:43 AM
  10. michael walmsley's Avatar
    Because its portable and im away all the time and i come across someting that i want to download at any time.
    Why does it matter why i want to download files. It is my device i should be able to download anyathing at any time.
    03-10-2013 03:25 PM
  11. jfmanzo's Avatar
    That's how every smartphone works. You can't open media files in docs to go on an iPhone. You can't open word files in google play books with a Nexus 7. When you transfer a file to a WP device you open it in the appropriate app. Why is this a problem?
    03-10-2013 10:45 PM
  12. ohgood's Avatar
    That's how every smartphone works. You can't open media files in docs to go on an iPhone. You can't open word files in google play books with a Nexus 7. When you transfer a file to a WP device you open it in the appropriate app. Why is this a problem?

    well, yes and no. some phone operating systems allow viewing file locations and directories. windows phone currently does not. if you prefer to see where your files are, and/or organize them in a particular way on your phone, it is not possible currently, on windows phone. there are quite a few threads about file management already, the debate about pro vs con and supposed security problems are covered.

    the OP's question was "Where are my files?" but the thread answered a different question: "What do I use to open each individual file?".
    03-11-2013 07:30 AM
  13. aubreyq's Avatar
    Why does it matter why i want to download files. It is my device i should be able to download anyathing at any time.
    Well as long as the OS supports what you want to do. If it doesn't, then you need to consider switching to a platform that lets you do what you want to do.
    03-11-2013 09:28 AM
  14. juanitoriv's Avatar
    If its a media file, use GetThemAll. You can directly download pics, bids and tunes to its local storage, then use their client to upload to your PC over local WiFi.

    UCBrower lets you download ANY file, then upload it to SkyDrive. Pull it down when you get home. I've pulled drivers, ROMs, whatever using this. Can't open on device, but don't need to..

    Both of these apps store the stuff in their local storage which you can see in their "downloads" section. At least until you upload at home and delete em back out..

    Hope this helps..
    03-11-2013 10:19 AM

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