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Chale Perez Level 1 (0 points)

Is there a way to tranfer files to and from an Ipad 2 without using iTunes, preferably through USB connection. I can't install iTunes on my work computer, and many internet sites like are blocked.

iPad 2, Windows XP
  • lvmedic3214 Level 4 (1,565 points)

    Wifi hard drives, email files as an attachment.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,665 points)

    iFlashDrive HD (paid version) will do that over the USB cable.

  • Chale Perez Level 1 (0 points)

    Don't you need to have itunes installed to use iFlashDrive HD?

  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,665 points)

    Not to my knowledge. What do non music files have to do with iTunes?

  • Chale Perez Level 1 (0 points)

    Programs like these won't run unless you have iTunes installed on the computer, they use iTunes to transfer the files, the app is just so you can transfer any type of file since iTunes restricts you to only files that can be open with the app you currently have installed on you iPad.


    I need a true independet program that doesn't need iTunes to run.


    If you don't have first hand experience with the app, could you please say so. I was about to buy the app.

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 (25,992 points)

    You could research into portable harddrives that are also wifi hotspots.. If you can plug a portable harddrive into your work computer and put the files onto it, then use the wifi aspect to get it to your ipad.


    or something like this

    Never tried it, never used it, but a drive like this may be the way around your work's security while still allowing you to transfer your files

  • Chale Perez Level 1 (0 points)

    Looks nice, but that's just another expense.


    This is what I get for tyring to use Apple stuff.


    I think it would be better and cheaper to just wait a week and get the Transformer Prime. My phone doesn't have this problem, and since the Tranformer is also android Im pretty sure it wont either.


    Thx for your help.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,665 points)



    But I have plenty of experience with many apps that transer files via Blutooth and Wi-Fi and not a one of them requires the use of iTunes. But my God, you almost spent $2 to find out if it solved your issue. Unfortunately the USB interface does use iTunes. Between iDevices it can use Bluetooth. So thank goodness I saved you the terror of having to spend $2. It was also available in a free version that you could have tested for nothing but the couple of minutes it requires to test.


    Don't let the door hit you on the way out on the road to Android!

  • Chale Perez Level 1 (0 points)

    Chill out man, Im the one with the problem.


    Im just frustrated that something my lowly phone can do, my ipad cant.


    BTW I did download the free version, part of the reason I found out that you still needed iTunes to tranfer files even with USB.


    The wifi flash drive seems to be the best and only solution to my particular situation. Which s(_)cks, cause I dont want to forceably spend money on the ipad.

  • marykayshawn Level 1 (0 points)

    If you want to backup your favorite photos stored in your iPad and want to transfer it to PC, then here are 4 ways you can do it. Just follow the steps given below to transfer your iPad files to your computer.

    This will likely be easier for you.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 (46,565 points)

    Does your work computer have bluetooth?


    Checkout these apps.


    Bluetooth Transfer


    Bluetooth Transfer - File / Photo/ Contact Sharing


    Bluetooth File/Photo/Music Share Free


     Cheers, Tom

  • snow-raven Level 1 (0 points)

    I fight a similar problem at work. We use isolated survey platforms with no wifi or Bluetooth. I cannot install iTunes. It's embarassing when I talk up my iPhone but cannot do a simple USB file transfer to our work systems like coworkers with weaker phones.

    I'll look into the wifi drives again, they were pretty small when I first looked into them, so I've been waiting. Good solution, Skydiver!

  • Quido18 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Chale,


    i have the same situation (cloud servers disabled, itunes installation rights disabled). When I need to transfer files from my work PC to iPad, I use two options:

    1) mail it (obvious for smaller data volumes)

    2) use WiFi transfer - you need the iPad to be connected to the same network as the PC. I on my android phone tethering and connect both the ipad and the pc to this WiFi. Then just use WiFi file transfer on iPad (supported by many iPad apps like FileExplorer, File Hub, TOP Files etc..). Technically the iPad starts a

    FTP server and displays the URL. You connect to this URL from the PC (via FIleZilla, Total Commander etc..)


    Maybe you solved your problem in some other good way in the meantime?

  • sharkfaceddragon Level 1 (0 points)

    I just googled the same question but found a way of how to solve it if your trying to do the same task as I.


    I installed VLC for iPad and turned on the WiFi Upload (its on the left side when you press on the VLC logo on the upper left corner), the URL below is provided once you turned it on. Just copy it on your browser's address bar then click and drag the file you want to transfer (I am not very sure if all files are supported but I tried TED videos in mp4 format) and it worked. I have 3 videos I can view on VLC app on my iPad without transferring using iTune since I need to convert the videos first if I want to syn with iTunes, **** iTune does not support the video file. Anyway, I hope it works for you as well.

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