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Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer

Version 1.22.0

Optimize your Azure Storage Management.

Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer overview

Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer helps you upload, download, and manage Azure blobs, files, queues, and tables, as well as Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Data Lake Storage entities. Easily access virtual machine disks, and work with either Azure Resource Manager or classic storage accounts. Manage and configure cross-origin resource sharing rules

  • Management for all your storage accounts and multiple subscriptions across Azure, Azure Stack, and government cloud
  • Accessible, intuitive, feature-rich graphical user interface (GUI) for full management of cloud storage resources
  • Robust security features like cross-origin resource sharing and shared access signature to help protect your data access wherever you are
  • Ease cloud storage management and boost productivity - Efficiently connect and manage your Azure storage service accounts and resources across subscriptions. Create, delete, view, and edit resources in Azure Storage, Azure Cosmos DB, and Data Lake Storage
  • Powerful, accessible experience - Seamlessly view, search, and interact with your data and resources using an intuitive interface. Support accessibility with multiple screen reader options
  • Work your way, on-premises or offline - Storage Explorer lets you work disconnected from the cloud or offline with local emulators. This flexibility helps you boost productivity and efficiency, and reduce costs
  • Tighten up data access - Use the full range of Azure security features, including role-based access control, Azure Active Directory, and connection strings, to connect and manage your Azure resources-always over HTTPS

What’s new in version 1.22.0

Updated on Dec 15 2021

Version 1.22.0:
Tree view search improvements:
  • To help address feedback regarding the performance of searching for resources in the tree view, you can now specify what type of resource you are searching for.
  • When you specify the type of resource/s to search for, Storage Explorer will avoid wasting time enumerating and inspecting irrelevant resources.
  • Status information regarding the progress of search has also been added to help make it clear what search is doing, how many resources have been looked at, and to help clarify when the search is complete.
  • We hope that these changes will help alleviate the performance issues with tree view search. As a reminder, for the best tree view search performance, make sure you filter out any subscriptions that do not contain the resource/s you are looking for. You can also use Search From Here, which can be found in the context menu of most tree nodes, to help further scope your search. Also, remember that for blob containers and queues you can use Open by name..., which can be found in the context menu of the Blob Containers and Queues service nodes, to quickly open a blob container or queue if you know exactly which Storage Account it is in.
System theme:
  • You can now configure Storage Explorer to mirror your system/OS theme. To do so, go to Settings > Application > Theme and choose System default. When enabled, Storage Explorer's theme will automatically match the system/OS theme.
Additional support for System Proxy:
In version 1.20, Storage Explorer added the ability to use your system/OS proxy & SSL certificate settings. For that release, however, only a small subset of features supported it. Significant work has now been completed such that almost all Storage Explorer features now support system proxy. We encourage you to try enabling system proxy if you have done either of the following:
  • Manually configured proxy settings because you work behind a proxy
  • Imported SSL certificates to work around "self-signed certificate" issues
Clone archived blobs to non-archived tiers:
  • If you have archived blobs that you need at a non-archived tier, you can now avoid going through the rehydration process by directly cloning the blob to a new non-archived blob. To do so, open the context menu of an archived blob and select Clone and Rehydrate.
AzCopy 10.13.0 and new transfer settings:
  • The integrated version of AzCopy has been upgraded to 10.13.0. The release notes for this version of AzCopy can be found here.
  • Additionally, several new AzCopy transfer settings have been added.
  • Disable Auto Decoding: Disables the automatic decoding of encoded illegal Windows characters in file names when uploading.
  • Include Directory Stubs: Enables the preservation of directory stubs (blobs with metadata hdi_isfolder=true) during service to service transfers.
  • Transfer Block Blobs With Minimal Blocks: Forces AzCopy to transfer block blobs in the minimum number of blocks possible.
  • All of these settings can be found under Settings > Transfers > AzCopy.
App size reduction:
  • We recently noticed that Storage Explorer has significantly grown in size since version 1.0. Therefore, we made it a priority during this release to reduce the size of Storage Explorer back down to a more reasonable level. As a result of these efforts, the size of Storage Explorer on Windows has been reduced from 490 MB to almost 350 MB, with similar improvements on macOS and Linux. We'll continue monitoring app size going forward, and will look for additional ways to reduce it when possible.
Prompt to start emulator:
  • We often see confusion regarding errors that pop up when trying to access an emulator storage account connection where the emulator has not yet been started. To help alleviate the confusion, Storage Explorer will now prompt you to start your emulator if it doesn't appear to have been started yet.
Cosmos DB integration retirement:
  • In August 2020 we announced that the Azure Cosmos DB integration with Storage Explorer was being deprecated and that it would be removed no earlier than one year from then. Now that it has been over a year since that announcement, we are completing this process with the retirement of all Azure Cosmos DB features in Storage Explorer. Starting with version 1.22.0, if you attempt to expand any Cosmos DB tree nodes you will be presented with a message detailing this retirement. If you wish to hide the Cosmos DB tree nodes you can do so by going to Settings > Services > Cosmos DB (Retired) and un-checking the checkbox. Cosmos DB users should move to using the Azure Portal, the Azure Portal desktop app, or the standalone Cosmos Explorer instead - all of which contain many new features that aren’t currently supported in Storage Explorer.
Accessibility fixes:
  • During this release we fixed a small number of accessibility related issues.





197.9 MB



App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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