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Which apps can I use to sync with my computer?

There are a number of different apps and tools you can use to sync stuff between your Windows Phone 8 and your computer. However, which ones you can use depends on the kind of computer you have.

The handy Sync wizard (English only) can help you decide which app will work best for you based not only on what you can use but what you might want to do.

This table can also help you figure out simply which apps will work on your computer.

Windows Phone app Windows Phone app for desktop Windows Phone app for Mac 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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Mac

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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 do not 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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