3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2013 9:00 AM by King_Penguin
kingac_2 Level 1 Level 1

I have an ipad 2 16GB it is filled with pictures it has 1,100 in the camera roll and 3,000 more synced to it i am trying to take those pictures and sync them all to me laptop how do i do that because when i try to use it as a driver i get so many folders and I have added the pictures and videos up from all the folders in the driver mode and it doesnt add up to the amount of pictures and videos it says i have in the settings. I want to uplad them they are hogging so much space in my ipad and i even tried bcking up and when i did it finished it and i cant find the backup I dont know where to look for it at all ! and the windows programs for downloading the photos dont work because it doesnt find all of the pictures ! help me !

iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iOS 5.1.1
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10

    To copy photos to your computer that were taken with the iPad, copied to it via the camera connection kit, or saved from emails/websites then see this page - on a PC you can use the windows camera wizard


    To copy photos that were originally synced from a computer you will need a third-party app on your iPad such as Simple Transfer which can copy them off via your wifi network. But as photos are 'optimised' when they are synced to the iPad, any that you then copy back to a computer may not be exactly the same as they originally were on your computer.


    In terms of the location of the backup, then it should be stored under :

    • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
    • Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
      Note: To quickly access the Application Data folder, click Start, and choose Run. Type %appdata% and clickOK.
    • Windows Vista and Windows 7: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
      Note: To quickly access the AppData folder, click Start. In the search bar, type %appdata% and press theReturn key.

    But it doesn't contain photos that were synced from a computer, and you probably won't be able to make much sense of the backup unless you restore it onto a device, it will just be a series of files.

  • kingac_2 Level 1 Level 1

    I'm kind of understanding but not fully


    I have photos in my camera roll I want to tramsfer to my computer and I also have photos which were synced to it from the computer I want to transfer all of them to the laptop I get the part about the third party app for computer synced photos but what about photos on my camera roll

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10

    You should be able to copy photos that in the camera via the camera wizard if you are on windows : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4083


    It is the photos that were originally synced from a computer that can't be copied that way, theoretically they should already be on your computer or on a backup - so to copy them you need a third-party app