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  1. USB Host Support

    Allow USB host support to read the content of usb-drive when the phone is not connected to PC.

    3,996 votes
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      157 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • A Filebrowser

      to browse, copy, move, delete; music, videos, pictures, documents, excel and more

      2,955 votes
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        31 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Not an idea but a BUG - Pictures, Music and Video files duplicate themselves on Lumia 820.

        This is not an idea but a SEVERE bug being reported. Don't know why the pictures, music and video files duplicate themselves on the nokia lumia 820 running Windows Phone 8 OS? Is there a setting problem or is this a severe OS bug? Common people the OS does not have a basic File Manager then too why there are such problems? Kindly look into this issue and fix this ASAP and release a fix for this. If you do not have time to test your product thoroughly then do not release to the customers to suck their blood.

        1,701 votes
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          299 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Mass storage for windows phone

          Have windows phone usable as a mass storage so you can upload spreadsheets,word process files,adobe files,etc.

          1,214 votes
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            23 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • print documents and pictures from phone

            Built in print option for office files and pictures.

            1,108 votes
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              44 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Windows Phone needs WORKGROUP / SMB shares to manage local documents

              Windows Phone needs WORKGROUP / SMB shares to manage local documents

              SkyDrive and other cloud services are not as secure as a local network in my opinion

              945 votes
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                36 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Settings in Windows Phone is confusing. please organize it like this http://goo.gl/9PaeQa http://goo.gl/EYl6AW

                when I want to change an option in settings I will confuse because 40 options are in the settings and it hasn't any classification.
                Please organize settings like this:
                http://goo.gl/9PaeQa
                and by tapping an option show the classifications like this:
                http://goo.gl/EYl6AW
                (sorry for bad english)

                789 votes
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                  18 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • No Windows Phone 7.8... Please update us to Windows Phone 8

                  Please give current users an option to upgrade to Windows Phone 8. Leaving users stuck in an obsolete OS is the worse you can do.. As a developer and a tech blogger I would very much like to see WP users getting the latest and the best and not left stuck in a world of fragmented operating systems.

                  680 votes
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                    29 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 582 votes
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                      14 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable more data to be stored on SD-Card (Spotify Offline Playlists, Nokia Maps)

                      Please enable more data to be stored on SD-Card!
                      I am talking in particular about
                      - Spotify Offline Playlists
                      - Nokia Maps

                      I am using Nokia Lumia 820 Phone which is rather high class smartphone but with incredible small memory of 8GB RAM of which nearly 2GB are already blocked by operating system.
                      Would be noc problem if I could use SD-Card memory for above mentioned Apps... But this is not working at the momemt, making Lumia 820 in with Windows Phone 8 totally useless for me as I can only store very limited maps and Spotify music on my…

                      454 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 406 votes
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                          13 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Apps and Games to download to micro sd card without removing from the phone, Lumia 810 has 8GB not enough for add'l apps, games & maps

                          Like in Symbian Nokia Belle, there is a preference where to download the apps, games and media files. Choices are Mass Memory and/or Micro SD Card. Lumia 810 has only 8GB, this is limited memory for additional essential apps, games and maps.

                          403 votes
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                            19 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • SkyDrive File Manager

                            Almost everyone with a Windows Phone wants a file manager. So why not let SkyDrive be the file system? The phone could have a local file system that mirrors/syncs with the SkyDrive file system natively within the OS.

                            380 votes
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                              26 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Car Audio/Charging Support via USB Cable

                              The ability to play music with USB Car Audio System on most of the common car stereo system such as pioneer etc...
                              Also Charging the phone from USB car audio system..

                              Please don't suggest me to use bluetooth connectivity as it cant charge and my car audio system doesn't have bluetooth support

                              Even the android and the Iphone supports this feature..

                              Thank you

                              369 votes
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                                11 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Background downloading in Win for Phones 10

                                Presently, as we've all experienced some time or the other, the download tasks of an app get suspended when we move out of it, causing it to redownload the entire process from scratch when it resumes. It's particularly frustrating to wait for a (large) video/file to buffer/download as it virtually renders your phone useless for that time.(God save you if you were unfortunate enough to set the screen time out to 30 secs, even ninja reflexes won't save you once it goes black). Also, I'm sick of staring at that screen saver tip in UC browser.
                                I thought true multitasking…

                                368 votes
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                                  15 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Save and delete files from SkyDrive on phone

                                  Ability to download the SkyDrive file on phone memory (esp from OfficeHub).Also, make me able to delete/rename files/folders and create/delete folders on SkyDrive from phone.

                                  343 votes
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                                    33 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Hi, please implement .wav file support for Windows Phone 8, it is required by so many of your corporate users.

                                    Hi, please implement .wav file support for Windows Phone 8, it is required by so many of your corporate users. This is the default format for most telephony systems that incorporate into MS Exchange. This is required, not a feature...

                                    339 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • file manager

                                      Hello im windows phone user , today im requesting to microsoft to update their file managers in windows store , the application is files .
                                      We need you to improve these feature :
                                      - Make files can manage other files size , because since windows phone 8 until now , we dont get a solution for handling other files
                                      -Support compress and extract file zip
                                      -Fix bug when we trying to move file to another directory
                                      - add support when we trying to install an apps manual

                                      284 votes
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                                        15 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 247 votes
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                                          52 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add the network files support to the official Microsoft app "Files"

                                          The "Files" app from Microsoft is very useful but it lacks a important feature. The support of network drives (support of SMB protocol).

                                          App Files on Windows Phone Store :
                                          http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/files/762e837f-461d-4847-8399-3526f54fc25e?signin=true

                                          223 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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