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How do I move folders with subfolders (containing pdf files) from my pc to ipad 3 to use in adobe reader

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How do I move folders with subfolders (containing pdf files) from my pc to ipad 3 to use in adobe reader

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, Windows XP
  • Thom_D Level 3 Level 3 (970 points)

    You can try to copy the files into iTunes, but you won't be able to use folders and subfolders.


    I normally just email files to myself and then use the open in box to open the PDF in Acrobat Reader or iBooks.


    The iPad doesn't have anything like the file system you have on a computer so you are limited to how you can organize your files without using some kind of third party app, or j***b****ing your device.

  • Dragon4486 Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)

    You need to connect the ipad to the computer and open itunes.


    Open the ipad and go into settings, icloud. Tap on "Documents and Data" and turn that on to sync to icloud.


    Now go back into itunes and it should pick up your ipad already and tap on the ipad connection. There will pop up some taps on the center screen for sync options. Go thru each one (summary, info, apps, music, tv shows, podcasts, itunesU, books and photos) want to click on "Books".


    To the left click the arrow next to the ipad under Devices.

    The arrow will point down and open the sub menu, click on the "Books" sub menu here. You will see in the center window current books, PDF currently on the ipad.

    Next go to the top and click on "File"  (file, edit, view, controls, store, advanced, help) and click on "add folder to library"...... it will bring up your computer file system in a seperate window. File the folder your looking for and add it. This should get the folder set up to sync onto ipad thru itunes.



    For additional ease in doing things on the middle window of itunes click back on summary, scroll a bit and you will see "Backup", click on "Backup to icloud". Then under "Options", check "Sync with this ipad over WiFi".


    This will allow you to wirelessly sync your itunes and your ipad without having the ipad connected to the computer with a cable. You just have to be on the same wireless network.


    If in itunes you add something like a pdf or photo, when your on your ipad open the Ibooks or Iphoto app and it wull update the file system to match your itunes account. The sync with with anything you do in itunes and it works the other way around also. If you save files, photos, books on the ipad, using the ipad (app store purchases, games, books)....the ipad will update to itunes next time your on the same network.


    FYI - both the ipad and the computer have to be on.

    Itunes updates (changes you make thru itunes), does not need itunes to be open for update content to update to the ipad. This is because it updates to the cloud.

    Updates from the ipad to itunes will need itunes open on the computer. So it can sync with the cloud info.


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