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MiniJudy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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
  • 1. Re: File Sharing Using iTunes
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,115 points)

    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.

  • 2. Re: File Sharing Using iTunes
    MiniJudy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This helped partially. Now when I go to the Pages app on my iPad and try to click on it, it shows an "X" within a black circle and won't let me click on it. Why is that?

  • 3. Re: File Sharing Using iTunes
    MyITtech Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    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!

  • 4. Re: File Sharing Using iTunes
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,115 points)

    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.

  • 5. Re: File Sharing Using iTunes
    MiniJudy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I pressed the Home button. Still no luck. Then with the cursor on the Pages app so the "X" was showing, I pressed the Home button again. The "X" is still displayed. What am I doing wrong?

  • 6. Re: File Sharing Using iTunes
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,115 points)

    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

  • 7. Re: File Sharing Using iTunes
    MiniJudy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks. This helped me get to my files on my computer. Now what I want to do is copy a folder with several sets of subfolders and files. What I have is a group of recipes I call my "Cook Book" and within the Cookbook folder, I have organized by "salads," "desserts," "entrees," etc. Can I do this or do I have to copy each individual file?

  • 8. Re: File Sharing Using iTunes
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,360 points)

    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.

  • 9. Re: File Sharing Using iTunes
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,115 points)

    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

  • 10. Re: File Sharing Using iTunes
    MiniJudy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am going from PC to iPad Mini.

  • 11. Re: File Sharing Using iTunes
    MiniJudy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have Pages on my iPad. That was the one that seemed to be recommended. I had not heard of GoodReader. I'll look it up.

  • 12. Re: File Sharing Using iTunes
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,360 points)

    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.

  • 13. Re: File Sharing Using iTunes
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,115 points)

    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

  • 14. Re: File Sharing Using iTunes
    MiniJudy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I thought when I got an iPad Mini I could give up my Nook. Not so! I can directly transfer folders, sub-folders and documents from my PC to my Nook via a USB connection without any intermediary apps or steps.

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