- Touring Windows Phone Store
- Get apps from Windows Phone Store
- Delete or reinstall apps
- Download apps and games FAQ
- Games on my Windows Phone
- Where's the App list?
- Solutions to Store issues
- What suggestions will I see on my Windows Phone 8?
- Get suggestions in the Store FAQ
- How can I tell if an app has requirements?
- Which apps can I use to sync with my computer?
- Tips for using the Windows Phone app
- Set up My Family for Windows Phone
- My Family FAQ
- Set up the Facebook app
- Set up a Twitter or LinkedIn account
- Use Speech on my phone
- Use Internet Explorer
- Change privacy and other browser settings
- Office Hub
- Sync documents using my computer
- Sync documents with OneDrive
- Use OneNote Mobile
- Wallet FAQ
- Scan codes and text
- Use maps
- Get directions
- Share apps with Apps Corner
- Location awareness and my phone
Sync documents using my computer
Whether you have a Word file on your Windows Phone that you'd like to edit on your PC, or you simply want to move a spreadsheet to your phone to review during your commute, it's easy to move Office documents (and others) between your phone and your computer—even without using the cloud.
Connect your phone to your PC using the USB cable that came with your phone, and then do one of the following:
- If you're using Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, open Windows Explorer from the taskbar.
- If you're using Windows 8, go to Desktop view and open File Explorer from the taskbar.
In Windows Explorer or File Explorer, under Computer (called This PC in some versions of Windows), click your phone's name. Your Office files will be in Phone > Documents.
Right-click the file you want to copy and click Copy. Then right-click in the folder you want to move the file to and click Paste. (If you're moving an Office file from your PC to your phone, you'll want to paste it into the Documents folder on your phone. You'll be able to find the file in the Office Hub on your phone.)
- Make sure to copy your files directly into the Documents folder on your phone, not a subfolder. Documents placed in subfolders won't appear in the Office Hub.
- There's no tool on a Mac that lets you copy documents directly from your computer. So if you have a Mac, your best bet is to use OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive). To learn more, see Sync documents with OneDrive.