Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2011 2:05 PM (in response to MattSp)
It looks like this feature isn't finished yet. At present the system for "file sharing" with applications in iTunes doesn't let you add a folder, either with the Add... button or via drag & drop. So if you export a project to a .band folder, copy that .band folder from iTunes into a location on your computer, then delete both the project from GarageBand and the .band folder in iTunes file sharing, there is currently no way that I can see to reimport the project to iTunes and then to the iPad.
I feel a bug report coming on...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2011 9:28 AM (in response to MattSp)
I finally found a fix for this!
This lets you drag and drop garageband folders directly. Has a 14 day trial as well for free.
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2011 7:54 AM (in response to MattSp)
There is a workaround for this problem, but I am not sure if it is possible or how to do it on a Windows machine.
On a Mac, you right click, or on a laptop, click while holding 2 fingers on the track pad and select "Show package contents" from the pop-up menu. You then edit the metadata.plist found in the output folder and the projectdata file, changing each instance of "macos" to "ios" and "i386" to "iPad". You can then import this into GB iPad via iTunes. GarageBand on a Mac will open up iPad projects fine, but will change the 2 files mentioned above and so will require editing again if you want to put them back into your iPad.
There is a Youtube clip with more details of the process, which I have just summarized.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2011 7:59 AM (in response to wschart)
That is actually unrelated to the issue in the original post. You can not import a folder into an app via iTunes on Windows. It doesn't matter what the contents of that folder are, you simply can't do it.
I guess your fix could solve the next problem we would run into if importing a folder was possible but we can't get to that step yet.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2011 8:08 AM (in response to MattSp)
Sorry, as I said, I wasn't sure if it was possible on Windows. Since I am a Mac guy, I have little experience with Windows other than what I was forced to do at work. Just trying to be helpful.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2011 8:39 AM (in response to wschart)
Thanks all--right, I get that you can't move a folder onto an app. But when I open the folder, it's a mess of other folders and it's mostly unclear what I would copy over to the iPad if I wanted to restore a song I've exported for GarageBand. There's a file called "projectdata" but moving it over to the app's listing under Apps doesn't seem to do anything.
I hope Apple figures this out or includes this at some point. It seems odd that you can export files but not import them.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2011 8:43 AM (in response to MattSp)
Have you tried http://www.digidna.net/products/diskaid
It worked for me on PC.
You can drag and drop the .band folder into the app where your songs are stored..bypassing itunes...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 6:16 PM (in response to Peteabix)
Okay, I just tried it and DiskAid does work. It's extremely simple, too. Very cool. Well worth the price for me because now I can send projects to bandmembers and we can work on songs on our time time and our own iPads.
Hopefully Apple will add this strangely missing feature soon but until then, DiskAid will work.