12-27-2013 09:20 AM
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  1. Optiplex330's Avatar
    I think we should just leave the file manger thing alone personally. This is Windows Phone, not Android. I understand the pain as I came from Symbian and I understand some people 'need' a file manager, however I don't see this being implemented personally. There are a lot of security issues surrounding this and MS is big on security these days. If anything does come in, expect it to be severally limited compared to Android. Unless they change the whole concept of WP and open the APIs more, there will never be a file manager like you probably want it.

    There are so many people on this forum from Android and Symbian going on about this issue. You should have looked into what WP could do prior to coming on board and it's time we let this go. My suggestion is this, give it to WP8.1, if the features you're dying for are not implemented it will be time for you to move on.

    That's my take on this.
    I don't see any choice because I often need to open Office documents in rural areas with no Internet access. So no way to access Skydrive. If you could show me a way, I would greatly appreciate it.
    10-31-2013 10:33 AM
  2. docfreed's Avatar
    You just opened the entire issue of cloud-based storage. The proponents of the cloud forgot that there is no universal access, internet is not always available or prohibitively costly (think cruise ship). Short of carrying portable storage or downloading your files in advance, there is no solution!

    I don't see any choice because I often need to open Office documents in rural areas with no Internet access. So no way to access Skydrive. If you could show me a way, I would greatly appreciate it.
    10-31-2013 10:51 AM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    You just opened the entire issue of cloud-based storage. The proponents of the cloud forgot that there is no universal access, internet is not always available or prohibitively costly (think cruise ship). Short of carrying portable storage or downloading your files in advance, there is no solution!
    I'm not disagreeing with anyone with regards to the issues. I'm just pointing out the realities. Yes, cloud doesn't work for everyone, hell it's barely good for me and I live in the UK. Neither does broadband, mobile internet or having a computer. Unfortunately we're talking mainstream usage not fringe. Smartphones are unfortunately made for the western consumer first. iPhone has the same restrictions. Though their file manager app (which needs to be purchased) is a bit better.

    You can store files on your phone via your computer. There's folders for you to do so. Both on SD and your phone memory. As long as there is a computer at the other end you can transfer those files to the other computer. So unless you're transferring files between phones via bluetooth, which is the 'only' reason you'd need a file manger for, I don't see why one is really needed. Any other situation will require wifi or usb connection. Am I missing something?
    10-31-2013 11:28 AM
  4. Optiplex330's Avatar

    You can store files on your phone via your computer. There's folders for you to do so. Both on SD and your phone memory. As long as there is a computer at the other end you can transfer those files to the other computer. So unless you're transferring files between phones via bluetooth, which is the 'only' reason you'd need a file manger for, I don't see why one is really needed. Any other situation will require wifi or usb connection. Am I missing something?
    Please teach me how to transfer my Words, Excel and PDF files to my WP8 phone that can be opened by my Mobile Office. I would be very grateful. As far as I know, I could only do that for video and photos, not Microsoft Office documents.
    10-31-2013 06:59 PM
  5. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Please teach me how to transfer my Words, Excel and PDF files to my WP8 phone that can be opened by my Mobile Office. I would be very grateful. As far as I know, I could only do that for video and photos, not Microsoft Office documents.
    I apologise for misleading things a bit. On the SD card there is no way to view Office Docs or PDFs currently, hopefully they will add a Documents folder in the future. Not sure why they put that limitation. However, on the phone memory there is the Documents folder. If you put your documents and PDFs in here you can view them on your phone in Office Hub.

    The main limitation to remember here is that you cannot use folders in the Documents folder. The files can only be in the Documents folder otherwise they will not be visible.
    11-01-2013 06:27 AM
  6. detealin's Avatar
    Why do you need to connect to Nokia suite? Are you gonna flash you phone? And for 2 what files are you trying to look for?
    My bad. Didn't know that Suite is not for WP. I just assumed it was compatible and installed it, since with Windows app for desktop i couldn't solve my problem:
    I have a backup of my contacts - an .spb file, which i need to get to this phone. So, any idea how i can do that?
    Im thinking of transferring the file to an android, and try to send it from that phone to the Lumia.. but i think there might be a more simple and efficient way.
    Thank you!
    11-02-2013 08:41 AM
  7. detealin's Avatar
    I have an .spb file thats a backup of my contacts. How can i get those contacts in a Lumia 520 runnin WP8?
    Thank you!
    11-03-2013 06:25 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I have an .spb file thats a backup of my contacts. How can i get those contacts in a Lumia 520 runnin WP8?
    Thank you!
    Not sure of your setup but the best way to do it is use Samsung Kies software to save it to a .csv file. Then import the .csv file in Outlook.com to your MS account email. The contacts will automatically sync with your phone.
    11-06-2013 01:23 AM
  9. kreativmaestro's Avatar
    The msg is out of topic @n_Larue, but just to help, don't export any file from Kies.

    just sync all contacts with Gmail on android and take wherever u sync next device automatically...

    in WP8 there is an option to sync with Gmail so all the contacts ate automatically imported from your Gmail server and hence are on both gmail and outlook...

    anything more,ask...
    11-06-2013 02:51 PM
  10. detealin's Avatar
    The msg is out of topic @n_Larue, but just to help, don't export any file from Kies.

    just sync all contacts with Gmail on android and take wherever u sync next device automatically...

    in WP8 there is an option to sync with Gmail so all the contacts ate automatically imported from your Gmail server and hence are on both gmail and outlook...

    anything more,ask...
    You're right. I am a bit off topic, but just in case some noobie wonders off like me and lands here, here's how i solved it:
    First i tried exporting from Kies as a .csv and then imported the file in Google. But the export done by kies was off and my contacts were altered. So I exported from Kies as .vcf and then dropped them in Outlook. Saved another *.csv from Outlook and this one was Ok when imported to Gmail. Synced google mail with the phone and the job was done.
    That was the whole deal, thanks for the support and sorry for the short off-topic.
    11-06-2013 07:28 PM
  11. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    @kreativmaestro, two posts on the forum and you're now the enforcer? How nice. I was just being helpful, something they actually encourage on this forum.

    @detealin, you didn't mention you were just putting the contacts into Gmail. That's a bit confusing, I thought you were using WP and Outlook. That was quite the roundabout way to do things.
    11-07-2013 04:09 AM
  12. Quoc Wenn's Avatar
    actually I was researching the same thing and stumble on something. Just dragr files..word doc, pdf from you pc to "documents" on you phone..and WALLA! there it is in office under "phone' (doc on your phone. that's it. it only took about 2 mos to figure simple task where microsoft "genius" gives you the run around.
    Hope this help
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    12-23-2013 11:58 PM
  13. sakthganesh's Avatar
    i have music files in my SD card memory location.
    i wanna enjoy this music in my Lumia 820 without changing its memory location.
    How can i do it?????
    12-27-2013 02:47 AM
  14. arunlobo's Avatar
    Go to music+videos hub. You will find your music there.
    12-27-2013 09:20 AM
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