Transfer My Documents folder from PC to iPad

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  1. andreas999

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    Hey guys,

    I use a PC and have just got myself an iPad - is it possible to transfer all the documents (word, powerpoint, pdf, excel etc) in the My Documents folder from the PC to the iPad? Preferably also maintaining the subfolder structures?

    Thanks a bunch for any help.


    Best,
    Andreas
     
  2. Sridhar

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  3. Hasty

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    I used the GoodReader app.
    If you look carefully on their website they have a free program called GoodReaderUSB.exe which gives you a small explorer type window to drag and drop onto the iPad when it's connected. Theres also a mac varient as well.

    You could also use Dropbox if you're happy to take some time over this.
    Another option is to use a network file browser and leave them where they are :) Think mines called iFiles, but can't check as both pads in use atm.
     
  4. kc2ped

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    Evernote is also an option
     
  5. deckyon

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    Get a free Dropbox account and download both the PC version and the iPad version of the Dropbox app. On the PC, make your My Documents folder your Dropbox folder and it will then sync to the cloud. Then, on the iPad, you can open Dropbox and it will have your My Documents listed.

    Depending on how large your MyDocs folder on the PC is, you may have to be choosy on what all gets sync'd.

    Apps like Documents To Go Premium will also connect to dropbox on the cloud and allow you to edit a wide range of Office documents.
     
  6. andreas999

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    Thanks. This way, will the docs be stored locally on my ipad, so that i have access on planes etc? Or will they be in the cloud?
     
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  8. Wakawaka

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    I too use dropbox. You can save dropbox files by clicking the "star" on a file via the iPad app.

    This saves a hard copy on your device.
     
  9. chowdown

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    Yeah, but what if he wants to "transfer all the documents (word, powerpoint, pdf, excel etc) in the My Documents folder from the PC to the iPad?"
     
  10. Wakawaka

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    :confused:

    But what if he wants access against all devices, home computer and work computer? We don't know his full setup, needs or wants. So we an only offer what products we like to use and why, so he can make an informed choice...;)
     

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