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Judy Level 4 Level 4 (2,235 points)
I have a 2T time capsule. I have 3 Macs that use it for time machine backups. There is plenty of room on it so I have a few files on it that I can access from any Mac.

A Mac sees a file easily just by accessing the drive.
How can I access a file from the iPad? I just want to read a special PDF.

VNC programs don't access the Time Capsule, only computers. Of course, I can see the Time Capsule that way. But I want to access the TC from the iPad if the computers are off.

I can access a PDF on my other computers by putting it in the sites folder of the computer. Then i view it as a web page since I know the addresses of the other computers. And the computers have to be on.

But even if I know the address of the time capsule, there is no sites folder to do that.

MBP 15 CD, MBP C2D 17, 17 Uni; TiBook, G4 MP500; iMac Grape, Orange,, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 60G iPodPhoto,4Gnano,8GiPhone, 32GiPhone3GS,32GiPhone4 1Gshuffle, 2TTime Capsule
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    Judy wrote:
    How can I access a file from the iPad?


    have you looked @ [FileBrowser|http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/filebrowser-access-files-on/id364738545?mt=8#] ?

    another option may be [Dropbox|http://www.dropbox.com>

    JGG



    edited by the Jolly Green Giant (where Green stands for environmentally friendly)
  • Judy Level 4 Level 4 (2,235 points)
    Thanks. I will look at filebrowser.
    I do not want to use Dropbox because I do not want these files on the net..
  • tjk Level 7 Level 7 (24,185 points)
    Mobileme is supposed to do what you want. Is that an option?
  • tjk Level 7 Level 7 (24,185 points)
    Did zumocast not work? Or doesn't open pdfs? Or?

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=12266268#12266268
  • Judy Level 4 Level 4 (2,235 points)
    I just bought FileBrowser.
    It is the perfect app for what I want to do. I can see files on the Time Capsule and the Macs as well.

    The directions are very easy to follow and are part of the app.
    I had a few questions which I emailed to the developer, and they were answered very quickly.

    Thanks.
  • Judy Level 4 Level 4 (2,235 points)
    That seems to be for screen sharing.
    While I can access the Time Capsule this way when using a Mac, I can't do that from an iPad.
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    Judy wrote:
    It is the perfect app for what I want to do. I can see files on the Time Capsule and the Macs as well.
    The directions are very easy to follow and are part of the app.
    I had a few questions which I emailed to the developer, and they were answered very quickly.
    Thanks.


    you're welcome !

    now, please close this thread by marking your question answered

    happy computing ...

    JGG

  • pvonk Level 6 Level 6 (13,700 points)
    Using the iDisk app (assuming you have a MobileMe account) will access the files stored there from the iPad.
  • Judy Level 4 Level 4 (2,235 points)
    It is true I could access my iDisk if I use MobileMe and the iDisk app.
    But I want to access my files that are on my time capsule. I don't want to put those few files in the cloud.
  • Judy Level 4 Level 4 (2,235 points)
    Ah, i see you referred me back to September when I asked the question.
    Unfortunately, I never followed up because I fell and broke my arm and I forgot about the problem until recently.

    I did try to get zumocast now, but the site says downloads are temporarily unavailable.
    And a poster said that a server software program is needed on the Mac to enable the process. I assume that means that the Mac must be on as well as the Time Capsule.

    So I will stick with FileBrowser. It is perfect. The Mac does not need to be running either.

    Thanks
  • pvonk Level 6 Level 6 (13,700 points)
    Filebrowser? On the iTunes store (for iPad).
  • tjk Level 7 Level 7 (24,185 points)
    Judy wrote:
    Ah, i see you referred me back to September when I asked the question.
    Unfortunately, I never followed up because I fell and broke my arm and I forgot about the problem until recently.


    Sorry to hear that, hope you're getting better.

    I did try to get zumocast now, but the site says downloads are temporarily unavailable.
    And a poster said that a server software program is needed on the Mac to enable the process. I assume that means that the Mac must be on as well as the Time Capsule.

    So I will stick with FileBrowser. It is perfect. The Mac does not need to be running either.


    Glad JG was able to sort that out for you. Sounds like you're all set.
  • Judy Level 4 Level 4 (2,235 points)
    Yes, at the iTunes store from your computer or the App store from your device.

    FileBrowser for the iPad,

    NetPortal for the iPhone, iPod touch, and

    NetPortalLite for free, to make sure it works with your system.
  • Judy Level 4 Level 4 (2,235 points)
    I just got all my apps into folders and noticed that zumocsst was there after all. So I must have gotten it in September per your suggestion. Upon launching, it wanted me to sign up. I guess I did not do that, nor do I want to. I will stick with what works for now.

    Yes, the arm is getting better, but still needs therapy. Thanks!
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