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where are files stored on IPad

18564 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 12, 2012 3:12 AM by iLadyOK RSS
NewBears Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 14, 2011 5:56 AM

This IPad is becoming a real pain in the ***. It is not intuitive and there is enormous difficulty in finding out the simplest of solutions; such as the question asked above.

 

Apple is beginning to lose my allegiance, which has been very strong for many years.

 

Is Apple trying to create a closed, pay-for-every-thing network.

iPad 2
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
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    May 14, 2011 6:01 AM (in response to NewBears)

    Files are stored with their applications. There is no universal file storage. Each app is "sandboxed" meaning it can only access it's own data. This results in an extremely stable OS with very little vulnerability to malware of any kind.

     

    You'll find this forum is a wealth of knowledge, with many people volunteering their time to answer questions. However, the more pleasntantly the question is phrased, the more incentive people have to answer.

     

    You may also want to check out the User's Manual. It's book marked for you in Safari on your iPad. Or, you can download it through iBooks.

     

    Best of luck.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,485 points)
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    May 14, 2011 6:02 AM (in response to NewBears)

    Files are stored with the app with which they are created/saved - that way each app and its data/content are kept separate from other apps. There is no file structure such as you'd find on a computer.

  • donaldfromwindermere Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 17, 2011 4:39 PM (in response to NewBears)

    This was very helpful. Another question, if you save content from a Safari page, how do you access it?

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,485 points)
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    Aug 18, 2011 12:08 AM (in response to donaldfromwindermere)

    What content are you saving ? Pictures will be stored in the Photos app in the Saved Photos/Camera Roll album, and you can save PDFs to the iBooks app. Otherwise you can copy text which you then need to paste somewhere (notes, emails, etc)

  • iLadyOK Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)
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    Jun 12, 2012 3:12 AM (in response to NewBears)

    This was a question I was wondering too and feeling a bit daft for asking, thank you for the post and answers, really helpful

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