MY COMPUTER does NOT recognize my iPad 4, although iTunes does recognize it.

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  1. koolbrew

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    My PC recognized my iPad originally, but when I changed the name of my iPad, it no longer recognized it. I changed the name back to it's original name, and other names, to no avail. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the driver, and uninstalled and reinstalled iTunes, but nothing works to allow my PC to once again recognize my iPad as a device. iTunes does, and always has, recognized the iPad.
    I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to resolve this? Thanks in advance.
     
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    It's your PC. Back up your stuff and reinstall windows
     
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    What do you mean - your computer does not recognize the iPad? Do you mean that you can't access your photos via Windows Explorer? I'm just a bit confused because if iTunes "sees" the iPad, what on the computer is not "seeing" it...

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    Hi Marilyn
    It's a corrupt registry file in windows. Just use regedit hunt down the corrupt hkey local machine entry and rename or delete
    and have windows create a new file. OR The user can backup and restore the PC or backup and restore the ipad or do both.
    Incidentally where did you get photos? The OP was commenting on windows not recognizing their ipad.

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    I got photos because, with a stock iPad, the only thing you can see, normally, on the iPad is the DCIM folder that contains photos and videos. I am trying to narrow down what the OP is trying to do with his iPad2 on the PC. Accessing the photos folder is the only thing I can think of...

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    The OP complained that his PC couldn't recognize his ipad, via itunes. I suspect he's trying to sync his ipad w/itunes & his PC.
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    While I'm beginning to suspect the originator of this thread is not coming back (given it was in May that he posted this) - his post specifically states that "iTunes does, and always has, recognized the iPad" (and his thread title says "...iTunes does recognize it").

    There are a few things that can be tried, but it depends on if the computer sees the DCIM folder (and it appears empty) or not (no folder at all). Again, just trying to get more details...

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    @batty505. Thanks for the suggestion, however I don't believe it is my PC, and reinstalling windows would be overkill. I feel there is a simple answer, but it eludes me.
     
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    Marilyn, That is exactly it, I can't access my photos via Windows Explorer because the iPad4 is no longer listed with my computers. My C: drive is there, my DVD drives are listed, as are my USB drives. But the iPad4, although once listed there as a device, can no longer be seen, therefore I cannot easily delete any photos from my albums. Thankl you!@
     
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    Mickey330, I can NOT see the DCIM folder, because I can NOT see my iPad listed under Computer in Windows explorer. There is no sign of the iPad whatsoever on my PC. However, as I previously stated, it is seen by iTunes, and I have no issues with the interaction between iTunes and my iPad. And I have no other issues with my PC, other the iPad issue. I do not have good communication skils, so I hope I have properly described my problem. It's not the end of my world, but it IS inconvenient. Thank you for your time.
     

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