08-15-2013 02:53 PM
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  1. ohmegabyte's Avatar
    As I am doing some updates for the HERE Drive+, this is what is saw when I was about to access some app in my Lumia 820.
    So Windows Phone 8 must have some kind of file explorer in its system, but its really hidden to consumers to avoid security or like virus problems.

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    08-14-2013 11:45 AM
  2. Mroofieunblockm's Avatar
    Fakee :) (not fake anymore me was not expecting this type of file system) don't spread rumors wp8 coding doesn't really allow file manager if Microsoft will make one it would be a side stepp really not a real one
    Last edited by Mroofieunblockm; 08-14-2013 at 12:15 PM.
    08-14-2013 11:55 AM
  3. a5cent's Avatar
    Can't say if fake, but definitely completely misunderstood.

    What WP does have is a file system. A file explorer/manager is something completely different. The former can and often does exist without the later.

    So no, no file explorer.
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    08-14-2013 11:59 AM
  4. ohmegabyte's Avatar
    Fakee :) don't spread rumors wp8 coding doesn't really allow file manager if Microsoft will make one it would be a side stepp really not a real one
    Not fake bro, what would I get by making rumors about windows phone? I love windows phone, i am just sharing what i see.
    08-14-2013 12:07 PM
  5. Mroofieunblockm's Avatar
    Can't say if fake, but definitely completely misunderstood.

    What WP does have is a file system. A file explorer/manager is something completely different. The former can and often does exist without the later.

    So no, no file explorer.
    but Microsoft could but like i said it would be a side step / manipulation really
    08-14-2013 12:08 PM
  6. ohmegabyte's Avatar
    I guess it would be for the safety of the system for Windows Phones
    08-14-2013 12:08 PM
  7. Mroofieunblockm's Avatar
    Not fake bro, what would I get by making rumors about windows phone? I love windows phone, i am just sharing what i see.
    SSorry i had the wrong idea of wp but i was kinda expecting this type of file system but still no file manager but maybe a fake one is possible by Microsoft
    08-14-2013 12:11 PM
  8. ohmegabyte's Avatar
    Btw to readers, this was the time HERE Drive+ is in "installing" in my Lumia 820. So probably, as I can guess, this would be the location on the phone where the apps are located/installed.
    08-14-2013 12:13 PM
  9. Mroofieunblockm's Avatar
    I guess it would be for the safety of the system for Windows Phones
    nope from what i understand its not possible for explorer but as i said Microsoft could make a fake one basically it will just categorize your files and let you share some of it (something in that range)
    08-14-2013 12:14 PM
  10. ohmegabyte's Avatar
    nope from what i understand its not possible for explorer but as i said Microsoft could make a fake one basically it will just categorize you files (something in that range)
    Oh i see, so may that's why there's a "@" on the location.
    08-14-2013 12:16 PM
  11. DBDev's Avatar
    What happened when the installation had finished? :)
    08-14-2013 12:17 PM
  12. hopmedic's Avatar
    I've seen this several times before with other apps as well, so it isn't just Here. Not that it really means anything, because the system is locked down pretty tight.
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    08-14-2013 12:18 PM
  13. ohmegabyte's Avatar
    What happened when the installation had finished? :)
    It disappeared :) As if it is obviously finished installing HERE Drive :)
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    08-14-2013 12:19 PM
  14. Mroofieunblockm's Avatar
    Oh i see, so may that's why there's a "@" on the location.
    Mmm yea that @ very strange it could be :/
    08-14-2013 12:19 PM
  15. Mroofieunblockm's Avatar
    Fyi a fake explorer could be possible by Microsoft if you dont believe me look at your app list its possible!!! But it Will a fake one though :/. So everyone seeing my post dont tell me its not possible!!! :P
    08-14-2013 12:21 PM
  16. Chand Darling's Avatar
    While i flashed my Lumia 920 with GDR 2, It happend with me also with one while restoring backup apps!
    08-14-2013 12:48 PM
  17. WPmunkey's Avatar
    I had that happen to me when I updated one of the HEREs when I first got my 920.
    08-14-2013 12:59 PM
  18. chezm's Avatar
    I've seen this multiple times when installing Nokia specific applications...all this means in the programs are installed to a directory called "C:\Data\Program\"...much like any OS has directories and areas in which programs are stored. Its not that a file explorer cannot be available, but rather if they want to open that 'can of worms'
    08-14-2013 01:27 PM
  19. Mroofieunblockm's Avatar
    I've seen this multiple times when installing Nokia specific applications...all this means in the programs are installed to a directory called "C:\Data\Program\"...much like any OS has directories and areas in which programs are stored. Its not that a file explorer cannot be available, but rather if they want to open that 'can of worms'
    those directories probably cant be viewed that's why there is not a file manager hence the name file "explorer" !!!
    08-14-2013 02:37 PM
  20. Ray Adams's Avatar
    Windows phone has file system as any other windows systems. But there is no access to it, except of the isolated storage of application. Yon cannot even get list of folder and files. Unless your application is vendor application. Nokia , HTC and Samsung has full access to files system, but I do not understand why they do not release anything like file manager.
    08-14-2013 04:21 PM
  21. ohmegabyte's Avatar
    Windows phone has file system as any other windows systems. But there is no access to it, except of the isolated storage of application. Yon cannot even get list of folder and files. Unless your application is vendor application. Nokia , HTC and Samsung has full access to files system, but I do not understand why they do not release anything like file manager.
    Maybe for some security reasons, unlike Android since it is "open"source.
    08-14-2013 09:09 PM
  22. Noahma's Avatar
    nope from what i understand its not possible for explorer but as i said Microsoft could make a fake one basically it will just categorize your files and let you share some of it (something in that range)
    not fake at all. There is a file structure just like any computer. What this is is just a bug allowing you to see where the particular program is installed on the device. There is no open file manager to be able to manipulate the files though. The quote from the Wizard of Oz comes to mind "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain."
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    08-14-2013 11:55 PM
  23. Mroofieunblockm's Avatar
    not fake at all. There is a file structure just like any computer. What this is is just a bug allowing you to see where the particular program is installed on the device. There is no open file manager to be able to manipulate the files though. The quote from the Wizard of Oz comes to mind "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain."
    If u say so
    08-15-2013 02:28 PM
  24. Mroofieunblockm's Avatar
    Mmm maybe they will make a file manager i don't know :/
    08-15-2013 02:33 PM
  25. Doohickie's Avatar
    You can see some of the folders in the phone if you hook it up to a computer and use the computer's file manager: Documents, Music, Pictures, Ringtones, Videos.
    08-15-2013 02:43 PM
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