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    Default How to transfer and store files in iPad?

    I am new to iPad or any tablet.

    For learning I have borrowed an iPad2. I shall buy one in due course.

    I would like to transfer some photo files from a Windows computer to iPad. So that I can browse some old photos.

    Also I would like to transfer some document files and htmls files as well.

    How can I get Safari to browse some local html files after transfer? I don't seem to be able to get a menu or find the preference setup of the Safari.

    Is there a way I can browse what files I have in the iPad?

    Please help!

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    Basically, file management on an iPad is done through iTunes on a computer. Apple doesn't expose the file system; document management is on a per app basis, so you have to work that way. I don't know of a way to get Safari to browse local html files. I tried to get Safari to view a website I hadn't yet uploaded by putting it into DropBox, but I couldn't get it to look at the files - Dropbox tried to handle it itself.

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    I have successfully opened PDF's on my iPad using Dropbox as the source. I then can view them using PDF Pen or Good Reader.

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    iPads, well iOS has been dependent on iTunes to sync files between either OS X or Windows. Any of the documents you have that, for example were created in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, can be put onto an iPad which should have Pages, Numbers, and Keynote in order to view and use those files.

    As for HTML, this will depend on whether you are coding or it's web pages you want to view. Safari now has iCloud sync/share so your bookmarks will be on your iPad, before iCloud you could set your bookmarks to sync via iTunes. And as someone else you can view PDF's on an iPad and use either iTunes or Dropbox to sync.

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    For any ongoing desire to transfer files you may want to consider the iFlashdrive.

    I use the 32GB model for work and it is extremely useful.

    One end has a USB interface to plug into any PC or Mac, other end has the apple connector to plug into any IOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod).

    When used with the free app on an IOS device it allows you to interact with all sorts of files saved on the iFlashDrive as well as transfer files to and from your IOS device's internal memory.

    Bloody Brilliant!

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    Default Help would be greatly appreciated

    Hi,
    Just discovered this forum whilst looking for answers. I recently purchased a Hyperdrive i-flashdrive 16 g to use with my ipad, iphone and macbook air. I cannot download the app as each time I try I get a message that this app is not available in Australia for download. I know it's available in the USA and UK etc and even tried opening an account there but that did not work as you have to have a credit card in the local currency.

    You have the 32GB model so please tell me how you managed to get the app and get it to work???? Any help is much appreciated as I have a device that is pretty much useless at the moment. I contacted expansys.com.au (from whom I purchased) and they tell me to download the app from itunes (won't work). I have contacted PhotoFast in many times - no answer. I even tried to telephone PhotoFast in Taiwan but they hung up on me!!

    Thanks in anticipation.
    Kind regards,
    Billie



    Quote Originally Posted by ednap View Post
    For any ongoing desire to transfer files you may want to consider the iFlashdrive.

    I use the 32GB model for work and it is extremely useful.

    One end has a USB interface to plug into any PC or Mac, other end has the apple connector to plug into any IOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod).

    When used with the free app on an IOS device it allows you to interact with all sorts of files saved on the iFlashDrive as well as transfer files to and from your IOS device's internal memory.

    Bloody Brilliant!

    HyperDrive iFlashDrive - Macworld Australia

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    I would guess the problem is you are trying to connect to the US appstore from a link from the company's website but your AppStore is the AU one. Try launching the Australian AppStore first and instead of going in from the website when already in the AU appstore search for iflashdrive. It will find it for you.
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    Default How to transfer and store files in iPad?

    Also note the app has a hyphen in the title. It is called
    i-Flashdrive. There is an iflashdrive USB app but that has nothing to do with the device you have purchased made by PhotoFast.

    The current version is i-FlashDrive HD but this does not work with the earlier non HD version hardware.

    If you bought the non HD version my advice would be try to return and upgrade to the HD as both the updated hardware and extra App features are much better.

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    Drop box rocks! Also GoodReader is good for docs and pdf's etc.

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    And if you want to look at files locally (as in not over the internet but on your home network), File Browser works wonders, over wifi.

    FileBrowser is like having Windows Explorer or Mac Finder on your iPad/iPhone to access network folders on Macs, Windows, Linux, and NAS drives and now Box, Dropbox and SkyDrive are also supported....

    ....View every document type that iOS supports. Pass files to and from other apps - for example, store email attachments in FileBrowser for later use with an editor app.
    I have found that it is able to open many files natively, and if it can't, "Open in..." is an option. I have Documents2Go and it works with that, with Pages, I've had some issues with some kinds of video but generally I am finding this app to be the most useful for accessing files without going through iTunes.

    Quote Originally Posted by healer View Post

    How can I get Safari to browse some local html files after transfer? I don't seem to be able to get a menu or find the preference setup of the Safari.

    Is there a way I can browse what files I have in the iPad?

    Please help!
    As the others have said... within the iPad itself... only inside the application you use.
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    Sue :)

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