I am new to iPad and IOS... Trying to figure out how to get my data off the iPad and some new items on it. I am aware that each app is an "island" and it stores its data in internal folders, not accessible from outside I have some pictures - and they are all stored in the "Photos" folder or something. I have tried to organize them in albums, so that I can access them easier from some apps, without having to scroll through 1500 photos each time. I have now "Camera Roll", "My Photo Stream", and some named albums. I had an unpleasant surprise when , after "copying" photos to my named albums, I decided to delete the originals in "Camera Roll" - and they disappeared from albums as well, with seemingly no possibility of recovering. There seems to be a backup... but no way to access it short of wiping off my device. So now I am getting smart - since I also need to free space on my device to install IOS 8 (I didn't want to, but it seems the only way to access backup is through iCloud Drive, which is apparently somehow backing up my data but is not accessible unless I enable it on my device - which requires IOS 8... huh ???) With the iPad connected to my pc, i moved all photos to pc. Great ! ! Of course with no possible way to recover the iPad organization i spent time to do in albums... so sad. But, I only have access to DCIM... and the photos on so-called "My Photo Stream" are still on iPad with no possibility to access them from the outside. How do I delete those or how do I move those, other than a 2-hour task of selecting them one by one and deleting them ? How do I create some kind of organization inside the photos, now that I have them on pc so I can organize them better ? I am unable to create folders inside DCIM, so the only option is to move some of the pics in there then go back on iPad and re-organize them in albums ? How do i access ANYTHING ELSE other than photos ? For example, I downloaded a book on kindle. where is it and how do I access it ? How can I add more books that I have on pc ? How can I add videos ? Is there any way I can access development tools, the terminal, anything useful ? (I imagined the iPad as sort of a mini-computer, not a giant camera and browser combo) Thank you for any help in making my little toy more useful.