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Which apps can I use to sync with my computer?

There are a number of different apps and tools to help you sync stuff between your Windows Phone and your computer—which ones you can use depends on the kind of computer you have. This table can help you figure out which apps will work on your computer.

To find out which app to use to sync a particular type of contenat, see Sync my Windows Phone.

Windows Phone app Windows Phone app for desktop Windows Explorer/File Explorer

Windows 8

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Windows 8 RT

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Windows 7

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Windows Vista/XP

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Notes

  • If you use a Windows Phone 7 and a PC, you'll need the Zune software.
  • If you connect your phone to a PC running Windows XP, your PC may mistakenly ask you to install software that isn't available. If you get this wizard, click Cancel—you don't need to install the software. You'll then be able to use Windows Explorer to move files between your phone and your computer.

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