Now we have file managers on WP8.1, developers need to store data files in public storage

imageWhile Microsoft chose not to include a file manager in Windows Phone 8.1, they did give developers enough tools to build them on their own, resulting in a rush of these kind of apps arriving in the Windows Phone store.

If you have installed one however you may have noticed one small issue – much of the data you care about are not actually stored in public storage in your My Documents folder.

Those videos downloaded by Supertube are still in their own private isolated storage, and the favourites of your browser is still in its own directory.

With the ability to access shared storage we should not need to only rely on APIs to access sharable data.

Do our readers agree developers need to take advantage of this new development, or are you concerned about messy My Documents folders and data leakage? Let us know below.

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