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Accessing isolated storage when testing Windows Phone projects

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This article explains how to access isolated storage files when testing WP7 projects

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Devices(s): Lumia 800
Platform(s): Windows Phone 7
Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone 7.5
Created: teemup (14 May 2012)
Last edited: hamishwillee (03 Jul 2012)


When developing applications you often need to verify that certain files are created or changed correctly. WP7 operates in "Isolated Storage" principle, where such files are protected from 3rd party access.


Easiest way to access and view the Isolated Storage files during development is to either develop the verification as part of your application, or use a 3rd party too.

One such tool can be found from http://wp7explorer.codeplex.com/

You install the required libraries and add few lines of code as specified in the site. The solution creates a server in your PC, that is accessed from your application. You then access the server with the provided client to view the files.

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