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Azure Storage Explorer

Free tool to conveniently manage your Azure cloud storage resources from your desktop.

Manage your cloud storage on Azure

Upload, download, and manage Azure Storage blobs, files, queues, and tables, as well as Azure Data Lake Storage entities and Azure managed disks. Configure storage permissions and access controls, tiers, and rules.


Manage your storage accounts in multiple subscriptions across all Azure regions, Azure Stack, and Azure Government.


Add new features and capabilities with extensions to manage even more of your cloud storage needs.


Accessible, intuitive, and feature-rich graphical user interface (GUI) for full management of cloud storage resources.


Securely access your data using Azure AD and fine-tuned access control list (ACL) permissions.

Ease cloud storage management and boost productivity

Efficiently connect and manage your Azure storage service accounts and resources across subscriptions and organizations. Create, delete, view, edit, and manage resources for Azure Storage, Azure Data Lake Storage, and Azure managed disks.

A list of active blobs and their properties in Storage Explorer
Two extensions in Storage Explorer

Customize with extensions

Customize Azure Storage Explorer to your needs. For example, use the Azure Data Factory extension to move data from other cloud storage services, such as AWS S3, to Azure Storage. Add the Azure App Configuration extension to your storage explorer to manage your application settings and feature flags in one place.

Powerful, accessible experience

Seamlessly view, search, and interact with your data and resources using an intuitive interface. Improved accessibility with multiple screen reader options, high contrast themes, and hot keys on Windows and macOS.

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A user viewing active blobs in Storage Explorer

Work your way on-premises or offline

Storage Explorer lets you work disconnected from the cloud or offline with local emulators like Azurite. This flexibility helps boost your productivity and efficiency while reducing costs.

Tighten up data access

Use the full range of Azure security features, including role-base access control, Azure AD, connection strings, and access control list (ACL) permissions to connect and manage your Azure resources—always over HTTPS.

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Comprehensive security and compliance, built in

  • Microsoft invests more than $1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.

  • We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.

  • Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.

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Start free. Get $200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.


After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.


After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.

Manage your data resources

Azure Blob Storage

Whether you’re storing large amounts of unstructured data, exposing data publicly, or storing application data privately, manage your resources with Storage Explorer.

Azure Data Lake Storage

Access and manage large amounts of unstructured data and other Azure entities like blobs and queues.

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