- Feb 12, 2013
But you don't need either app to do what you are doing. I use the windows phone link app to transfer files to and from my pixel and I don't use or need any other app. From what I am understanding you are using Samsung files on a Samsung device which is the equivalent as documents provider on pixels or Google files, that is what is used and cannot be frozen, replaced, deleted, uninstalled, as it controls the file structure on your device. You want to replace the native file manager with MiX which cannot be done
I agree that the method of file management in this case does not seem efficient to me either, but Microsoft built software which can identify the file manager on the Android device and then allow the drop on remote control as if it was an operation within the maximize file manager on Android, so users will expect that in some cases. IMO it's all part of each manufacturer and provider trying to contain all of each user's experience within that company's sphere of products. My interest is in determining what Android file managers Microsoft can do that with and I suspect that underneath the Samsung file manager is the Google files app which would be the only analogous app on my Motorola devices that Microsoft could do that with (Although promotions for Phone Link mention "Samsung and other Android" devices implying greater functionality in Samsung).