This is a discussion on Where are "saved photos" stored? within the iPad Help forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by d_f_a Yes, I'm transfering stuff to a new ipad. If I delete the .ithmb folders would that solve the problem or would ...
They are on the PC. All I want to do is delete the files on my PC that my old ipad has transferred to my PC (without me realising). But I cant find the contects of the "camera roll" or "saved pictures" anywhere on my PC. This is all very odd!!
So, you restored your iPad from a backup in iTunes? That's what I'm understanding. If so then the photos came from the backup. It's one of the things it backs up, since there is no other automatic syncing of pictures from that folder.
You won't find them on your computer. They are in the backup file, at least until the next time you sync and the backup file is overwritten.
Great, thanks for advice. All makes sense now (I probably didn’t explain exactly what the problem was earlier).
2 more things (I hope):
My ipad1 was for work and home and I sync with my work PC.
I now have an ipad2 which is for home and my ipad1 is just for work.
Now that I’ve sync from the same pc I basically have 2 ipads with the same data and apps on.
Firstly can I delete itunes and reset my ipad1 and start afresh as I don’t want backups stored on my work pc of previous notes, calendar, saved pics etc (or is there another way of creating a fresh start without losing bought apps)?
Secondly can I plug my ipad2 into my home computer and create a separate account without losing bought apps?
You've already set your second iPad up just like the work one, yes? If you want to keep all your apps you'll have to keep the account. Unless there is some reason to keep the accounts separate, say the business owns the other account, just keep using the same one. You can set up the iPads differently, and on different computers.
But once you do, remember which iPad is on which computer, and only sync them with that computer.
Go to your home computer, download the newest iTunes. Go to the Store menu and authorize it. go to the sign in link top right and sign in with your account. Don't make a new one.
Plug in your iPad. It will come up and say it's associated with another computer, and would you like to erase everything. It should also give you an option to Transfer your Purchases. If it does, choose that. If it does not, just say no. Then go to the File menu and choose Transfer Purchases From. . .
When this completes you should see all your apps in the iTunes library, and any media you may haver purchased from iTunes.
It should let you sync normally now, and you can set your new iPad up anyway you like with as many or few of your old apps as you like.
You could have done that on your work computer too, btw. The each device can be set up differently. But now you have the convenience of playing with the settings and sync options of your home iPad at home.
Thanks for the advice, will try this when I get home.
Easiest way to know which iPad is which is to give the different names, they will then save the data separately.
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