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    hey guys
    just JB my ipad (about half hour ago yay!) i
    just downloaed IFile cos i read u can play movies and view photos straight off the usb drive but when i connect mine i cant see anything. its only the stuff already on my ipad that i can view. am i missing something? any help would be great. im running the lasted firmware on my ipad is this a problem?
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    Hi thanks for yr message. I read that before but I saw on YouTube people using flash drives with file. When I try it the USB drive doesn't show up :(
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    Some are having success with flash drives however I am not. I have a Sandisk cruiser and it says it uses to much power. I have not heard of any specific brand that does work. I just got iFile the other day and read that article myself. I just now tried mine and the result was my first line of this post. If I run across better info I will post you the link.
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    Great thanks for that!
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    Check and make sure u checking the right section in ifiles. Not everyones flash drive will pop up saying flash drive or a section labeled flash drive. Try var/mount, i believe, or somethin similar. Apple makes it difficult by having everything scattered and not labeled correctly to be easy to read or find files in the system. Definitely not as easy as finding something in windows file system..lol good luck! Are u on the new RC6 jailbrake?
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    hi thanks for yr info
    i checked on youtube before and when they put their flash drive into the ipad they clicked dismiss when it said the flash drive used too much power.... then they went into var/mount and then there was a folder called mst or something but its not on my ifile :(
    and yes im on the latest GP jailbrake :)
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    Hmmm...might be a flash drive unable to read due to voltage issues. But i read u can still see ur movies on flashdrive, that u already installed? I dont think it wrks with every singke brand or type of flash drive. Might be a file format unable to read or view. Hopefully someone else chime in on this issue. Thats wierd if u can see ur movies on the flash drive, but not the other files u have. Id say keep wrkn at it ;-) or put some kind of new tester file on ur flash drivve to see if that shows up. If it does, then probaly its the format of the other files u cant see thats causing them not to be seen. But i thought ifile can see everything, regardless if u can open/view it or not.
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    no i cant see my flash drive at all. all i can see in ifile are the files already on my ipad i cant find where my flash drive is maybe its just the brand. might try and buy another flash drive today and try that. all mine are san disk ones.
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    Id say keep searching in ifiles. Its probaly there but not labeled as a flash drive. Lots of section in ifiles to search. Start from the / section and check every folder. Thats all i can think of. I had files that i could never find, but w/ thouroughly searching each section and folder, i finally found them. U have to do it manually. Maybe not all flash drives will give a pop up. Thays why i say to keep searching in ifiles.
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    It may be the formatting on the drive. Make sure it is jus the standard formatting.
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    yeh i'll go thru every folder. i did get the message "this device requires too much power to run" or something like that and i dismissed that. its only a 2gb san disk but maybe its just too much to run it?? i'll keep checking though!
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    It may be the formatting on the drive. Make sure it is jus the standard formatting.[/QUOTE]

    its just the standard flash drive i havent changed anything formatting or anything. should i format it maybe?
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    its just the standard flash drive i havent changed anything formatting or anything. should i format it maybe?[/QUOTE]

    You can try, but I don't think it will help. Just make sure, when you reformat it, it erases everything on it.
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    nope nothing is working. even tried a powered external hard drive and cant find it either. its the whole reason i bought ifile in the first place! oh well!

    UPDATE: sd memory cards seem to work fine. flash drives do not! even trying to import photos normally wont work. seems silly it wont support such a small flash drive!
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2011
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    I bet its in there, u just cant find it
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    nope ive looked EVERYWHERE :(
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    I tried three drives and ditto, the same [roblem. Then I grabbed my cheap old PNY Attaché 2gig and it worked. I am of the opinion the drive that works requires less voltage than my 16 and 32 G drives. Should be easy to check on the PNY web site. I'll bet they provide technical specs like voltage requirements.

    My micro SD cards all work well, though.

    Bob Maxey
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    I grabbed my cheap old PNY Attaché 2gig and it worked.

    hmmmm intersting. does anyone have any larger PNY flash drives they can test. just looked on ebay and they are everywhere. im interested in testing one but wanna get a decent size one. could someone post if they have any more info?
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    Hi

    I have a iFile and it seems to read my SD card just fine; I've got the same problems as others with thumb drives.

    However, I have a different question. How do I move files from my iPad to my SD card? That is, I would like to use my SD card, and eventually a thumb drive, as backup storage. I know about Dropbox etc, but I am thinking of situations where I am offline and need a backup for files and photos I've created in the field. I am always able to back things up into the cloud thus I need to be able to use an SD card, etc. So, if I create doc in say Devonthink or Docs to Go, or have photos, and I want to back them up via iFile what do I do?

    If this is painfully obvious my apologies but I am just not able to figure it out. I have no pride about such things so feel free to explain in the most basic terms.

    Thanks!

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