2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 13, 2008 10:54 AM by roaminggnome
chasleyko Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
When I did my orig sync to my iPhone (just learning), I created an iPhone sync folder in iTunes, as directed. When I synced, it created 2 folders (1 iPhone and 1 Photo Library) with identical photos. How do I get rid of one, and why can't I manage these like any other old external device? Also, but slightly unrelated, I got Mobile DropCopy and haven't a clue how to create a doc's folder on the iPhone. I'm resigned to Apple ruling my music world, but why does other doc mgmt have to be so convoluted? <Edited by Moderator>

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  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,690 points)
    chasleyko wrote:
    When I did my orig sync to my iPhone (just learning), I created an iPhone sync folder in iTunes, as directed. When I synced, it created 2 folders (1 iPhone and 1 Photo Library) with identical photos. How do I get rid of one, and why can't I manage these like any other old external device?


    You can't, and don't need to. There's only one copy of each photo. Pics on the iPhone are stored in the iPhone's Photo Library. Albums are basically links to that library. If you have multiple albums (folders), the Photo Library is the 'sum' of all of them. If you have only one folder of pics, it's the same as the Library.

    Also, but slightly unrelated, I got Mobile DropCopy and haven't a clue how to create a doc's folder on the iPhone. I'm resigned to the (benevolent) nazis at Apple ruling my music world, but why does other doc mgmt have to be so convoluted?


    Suggest you try the DropCopy support forum:

    http://10base-t.com/support/dropcopy/page-1/
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (92,950 points)
    You cannot get rid of one. This is simply the way the photo library works. All synced photos go into "Photo Library" and then your individual folders are listed individually.

    The photos are not copied twice, they are only there once. Each folder simply has access to the same pics.

    "why can't I manage these like any other old external device? "

    The iphone does not support disk mode, like an ipod and therefore will not operate as an external disk- it is not intended to act like an external disk.

    " how to create a doc's folder on the iPhone."

    You cannot create docs on the iphone. You can read docs via e-mail attachments, but cannot create or edit.

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/iPhone_UserGuide.pdf