Using GoodReaderUSB

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    Hi Spink. Do you only use it with authorized computers or have you used it on any old computer that has iTunes?
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    I have only used on authorized - only used on two comps - don't know if that matters.
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    Not true. My work computer isn't authorized and it works fine. As long as the computer has iTunes installed - it doesn't even have to be running.
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    That's the second best news I've heard all day! :)
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    Sorry my post was not clear - I was answering the previous post where he asked if I was using an authorized computer. :) thanks! I have edited my previous post for clarity.
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    I wonder if simply installing Bonjour is enough? Does the Goodreader program actually use iTunes or does it just ask for an iTunes install because Bonjour is installed along with it?
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    Hm... Good question. I don't know. I kind of suspected it was because of the drivers that get installed along with iTunes, but I'm really no expert on iTunes - I connect that frothing regurgitation of software fail to my wonderful iPad as rarely as possible. :)
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    Thanks Sridhar!

    However

    "iPhone Explorer is a free application for the PC and Mac which will enable you to view the files on your iPhone. It will also allow you tomodify the files on your iPhone. iPhone Explorer works for both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones although the ability to access the root directory is only available on jailbroken phones.
    iPhone Explorer is a great way to transfer files to and from the iPhone. Handy features allow you to preview the files and photos before transferring them. iPhone Explorer truly shines when it is connected to a jailbroken iPhone."

    Read more: iPhone Explorer Review

    I don't understand it allows you to modify files yet not give access to the root directory.

    What is the root directory on an iPad anyway?

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