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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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Understanding Managed Storage

In Windows Phone, apps do not have direct access to the underlying file system and must instead use a managed storage API. This helps to prevent unauthorized access to files by other apps.

Managed storage for Windows Phone works in much the same way as isolated storage in Silverlight for the browser. There is, however, no quota imposed on how much data can be stored on the phone; you are limited only by the storage capacity of the device. There is also no user-specific storage area as there is for the browser; each app has only one local folder assigned to it when it is installed.

Although the relaxation of the storage quota may appear convenient, it comes with the added responsibility of respecting the needs of ...

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