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HT4094 File Sharing Using iTunes

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MiniJudy Calculating status...
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Dec 5, 2012 8:15 AM

When I open Itunes and click on File, then devices, my only options are "sync ipad", "transfer purchases from ipad", "backup", and "restore from backup". I don't see any other place to click on devices or any place to select ipad. What am I missing?

iPad, Windows XP, iPad Mini
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,465 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 8:20 AM (in response to MiniJudy)

    You've selected the iPad on the left-hand side of your computer's iTunes (if you have the new iTunes 11 on your computer then do View > Show Sidebar to show the left-hand sidebar) ? If you have then there should be a series of tabs on the right-hand side of iTunes, one of which should be Apps - select that, scroll down it, and there should be a File Sharing section.

  • MyITtech Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 8:46 AM (in response to MiniJudy)

    Hi,

     

    That's because the iPad is in "app removal" mode. To exit this, press the home button once.

     

    This will happen when you press and hold an app's icon, it will shake and a little "x" will appear. This means that if you clikc the x, it will be removed from your iPad, but can be restored via the App Store.

     

    Hope this helped!

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,465 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 8:54 AM (in response to MiniJudy)

    Is this still on your computer's iTunes ? If so then you need to scroll down that screen to the File Sharing section below the screen mock-ups (as shown on the page that you originally posted from), and in that section you should see a list of the apps that you have on your iPad that support file sharing - select the Pages app : sharing Pages documents via iTunes.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,465 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to MiniJudy)

    Is this on your computer's iTunes ? If it is then on that Apps tab you need to scroll further down the window, below the list of apps and the screen mock-ups, to the File Sharing section below it - there are instructions and screenshots (though they are slightly different on iTunes 11) here : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4094

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,685 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 9:23 AM (in response to MiniJudy)

    If you are going from the iPad to the computer - You have to copy the files one at a time into iTunes. There is no way to copy an entire folder all at once.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,465 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 9:25 AM (in response to MiniJudy)

    It will depend upon the app that you are wanting to copy them to. I have the GoodReader app which supports a number of document types (e.g. word, PDF, text, rich text - read-only, it can't edit documents) and I can zip a directory on my Mac, add that .zip file via file sharing, and then unzip it into its folder structure within the app - I haven't done large directories, but it seems to work to at least one sub-folder level

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,685 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to MiniJudy)

    MiniJudy wrote:

     

    Thanks. This helped me get to my files on my computer.

    Saying what you said as quoted above .....I assumed that you were going from the iPad to the PC ..."helped me get files on my computer". My apologies if I misunderstood.

     

    I use Pages - you have to drag the files one at a time into the files sharing window or add them one at a time. You cannot add an entire folder.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,465 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 9:50 AM (in response to MiniJudy)

    If you want to be able to edit the documents then GoodReader won't let you, it's view only - there is a manual for GoodReader here if you want to have a look at what it can do (it doesn't support all file types, but it does support tet, word, PDFs, excel, pages) : http://www.goodreader.com/gr-man.html

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