Building Files from source
- Visual Studio 2022 with the following components installed:
- Windows 11 SDK (10.0.22621.0)
- .NET 7 SDK
- MSVC v143 - VS 2022 C++ x64/x86 or ARM64 build tools (latest)
- C++ ATL for latest v143 build tools (x86 & x64 or ARM64)
- Git for Windows
- Windows App SDK 1.2
2: Clone the repository.
git clone https://github.com/files-community/Files
This will create a local copy of the repository.
3: Build the project
To build the app in development mode, open the sln file in Visual Studio (Files.sln) and set the Files.Package project as the startup item by right-clicking on
Files.Package in the solution explorer & hitting ‘Set as Startup item’.
In the architecture pane, select the correct architecture for your system as
Debug which should look like this:
You’re good to go!