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Microsoft.Phone.Storage Namespace

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Provides read-only access to the SD card.


If you use this API in your app, you must specify the following capabilities in the app manifest. Otherwise, your app might not work correctly or it might exit unexpectedly.


Windows Phone 8

For more info, see App capabilities and hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8.


  Class Description
ExternalStorage Provides read-only access to the SD card.
ExternalStorageDevice Represents an SD card that is inserted in the phone.
ExternalStorageFile Represents a file on the SD card.
ExternalStorageFolder Represents a folder on the SD card.