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Can I store data on flash drive?

4527 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 16, 2012 8:42 PM by amember RSS
amember Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Jun 15, 2012 5:55 PM

Can I store the data that's on my iPad on a flash drive?  If so, how do I transfer the data quickly?

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,955 points)
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    Jun 15, 2012 6:01 PM (in response to amember)

    If you asking if you can transfer files from the iPad to a flash drive by connecting the drive to the iPad and dragging the files onto the drive, no - you can't do that. You can transfer files to your computer in a number of different ways from the iPad and then plug the flash drive into the computer and save the files from the computer to the flash drive.

     

    BTW ... Exactly what type of "data" do you want to transfer?

  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (13,100 points)
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    Jun 15, 2012 10:15 PM (in response to amember)

    Apps, Music, Books, TV Shows, Movies would reside within your iTunes folder. Photos would be connected to whatever editing/management program you use (i.e. iPhoto for Mac) or Pictures folder.

     

    What is it you are trying to transfer? It may be best to include all this in a full computer backup

  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (13,100 points)
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    Jun 15, 2012 10:44 PM (in response to amember)

    Your iTunes folder would contain your full iTunes library, not just what is synced. If you already have your Mac backed up all of this would be contained within that, plus your data would be contained in your iPad backup on your computer (and/or icloud if you choose to do that) You are also able to reload past purchases. What is it what you are trying to accomplish?

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,955 points)
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    Jun 16, 2012 6:16 AM (in response to amember)

    If you really want to copy the iPad backup folder to a flash drive, this is where you can find it on a Mac.

     

    iTunes places the backup files in the following places:

    • Mac:~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/

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