When working with Isolated Storage on the phone you sometimes have difficulty “seeing” what is located in the IsoStore for your application.  Luckily we have a tool that will help you take snapshots of the Sandboxed Isolated Storage for your application.  It is a command line tool called ISETool.exe and it is located in:

(for 32 bit os) c:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Phone\v7.1\Tools\IsolatedStorageExplorerTool

(for 64 bit) c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Phone\v7.1\Tools\IsolatedStorageExplorerTool

To run the tool, bring up a command line and change the directory to the location above.

 

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Then run the ISTool.exe with the following parameters

◦ts – take snapshot  (rs for restore)
◦xd – emulator
◦guid – product GUID from WPAppManifest.xml
◦desktop dir – where to copy the isolated storage files

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It will download the contents of your Isolated Storage for that application to the folder you specified

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You can also restore to the phone or emulator by doing the reverse.

ISETool.exe rs xd 11111111-2222-3333-4444-555555555555 “C:\snapshots\IsolatedStore”

 

This can also be used for local databases as well as restoring your environment to a specific state.  Let me know if you have any questions.

 

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