3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2010 4:28 PM by lllaass
karlok Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
File Sharing.Where are my files on the ipad?
Well I'm relatively new to ipad.Bought it on the 24 december.
When I want tranfer files to and from the ipad I connect it to itunes and there I click on Devices(my ipad) and go to Apps.There I should have a list of apps that allow file transfer.That's my first problem:I only have one listed(electribe the groove machine from Korg).I think I should have more.Why aren'nt they all listed?But anyway clicking on the electribe I manage to transfer files to and from the ipad.I can see a list of them(mp3 files,jpeg fotos,pdf files)on the right .And I can see them on my PC(and play them).But I can't see them or "play" them on the ipad.I know they are on the ipad because when I connect the ipad to another computer with itunes I manage to transfer those same files to the PC.Can anyone help me

PC Packard Bell, Windows XP
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,680 points)
    You open them on the iPad using the app they are show under on the left of iTunes.
    That's my first problem:I only have one listed(electribe the groove machine from Korg).I think I should have more.

    Why do you think you should have more?
    Did you install apps which allow you to use the Files transfer feature in iTunes?
  • karlok Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Chris
    But as I said the only App listed on the left is "eletribe" from Korg kind of a drum machine and this doesn't open pdf,jpeg or mp3 files.And I know these files are on the on the ipad because i can move them to other computer (using that same part of itunes) but i can't see them on the ipad.As for for your question i assumed that the other apps wich came installed on the ipad would allow file transfer but probably I'm wrong.
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (160,205 points)
    From your description, the mp3s are just music that syncs to the iPad via iTunes and the jpgs are photos that are sync by different methods, usually a Photo program on the computer like iPhoto on a Mac. The file sharing only works with specific apps and none of the native iPad apps support/use file sharing. An excellent general purpose app the uses files sharing is GoodReader. That app opens most file types and allow arranging files in different folders.