File Transfer to iPad?

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    I connected the iPad using the usb cable. I tried to move files over to the iPad as though it was a hard drive and it wont let me? Did they take that feature away?
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    Hello - well you probably are assuming that the iPad will behave like an attached hard drive to a PC computer using Windows Explorer - wrong, sorry!

    Now, there are plenty of ways (both wired & wireless) to get files/photos/etc. onto the iPad, please specify exactly what you want to do - will greatly help us to give you more specific advice - :)
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    I remember with the iPhone ( years ago when i had one) I could just drag and drop. i don't know how specific you want me to be. I just want to drag files from my computer to my iPad.
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    whats a file that lets me copy mkv to my ipad without using itunes?
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    Hi Droid - just a suggestion, i.e. would have been best for you to start a new thread rather than 'bury' your question in another - unlikely to receive the attention you want and just confuses other potential posters in trying to decide which question(s) to answer? :eek:

    But, please see the quote below which is from an Apple Support document showing the video formats supported by the native iPad - as you can see the MKV option is not available, so you will likely have to convert your videos to one of the formats shown - good luck.

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    Well, as already stated, the iPad will not really allow what you choice, i.e. drag and drop. If you want to put audio, images, video onto the iPad, iTunes will sync then there or other options exist including wireless choices. OTOH, if you want non-AV files, then their types and the presence of an appropriate app(s) to interpret them would be needed. Hence, my question about the types of files that you want to transfer to the device? :)
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    I am currently partially blind due to some eye surgery.. so if you asked what file types in your previous question.. I didn't see it so I am sorry. Photos and music is easy I can do that via itunes. I guess I will try dropping the pdfs into ibooks. I will let you know. thanks for trying to help. Once I know more specifically what I want to do I will let you know.
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    Actually Apple iPad are build to transfer the data using iTunes and the sync process is there to take the backup of the files and store it in the database on your system but since all kinds of video files are not supported by iTunes, it is not possible to transfer the videos directly. You can convert mkv video to another video file format and then transfer or you can use the iPad Copy Software which did not require iTunes to transfer the files. You can check out a program that can do so over here, http://www.ipadcopysoftware.com

    hope it helps! :)

    A.R.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012

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