iPad Any free back up programs for ipad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by shomenno, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi there, is anyone able to point me in the right direction to find a shareware program that enables me to access the content on my ipad? Basically I want to be able to access the various bits of data that are on there, especially ebooks/epub files that rather annoyingly I am unable to back up since having my hard drive crash on my main computer.

    Ta, Shomenno
     
  2. macrumors 603

    Menel

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    ebook and epubs are 1. stored in iCloud.
    2. backed up to iCloud natively.

    Try iExplorer.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    That's the whole point of being jailbroken. It gives you access to the filesystem. iOS devices are read only if you're not jailbroken so file explorer programs will only let you see, not write to or copy from.
     
  4. macrumors G3

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    PhoneView lets me copy epub folders from my iPhone 5.
     
  5. macrumors 68030

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    Wouldn't the more responsible solution be to backup your computer's hard drive?
     
  6. macrumors G3

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    Yes. But stuff happens.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yup you are right. Had a timecapsule backup that went 'south' as it was corrupted by the failing hard drive. Do have multiple external backups of my work, photos and music but obviously nothing in itunes such as books.

    Ta
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Found a program that is for windows called Phonebrowse, just had to have itunes installed on my old laptop for it to work. Worked a treat and managed to copy all the epub data then transfered it to my mac and into itunes via USB drive.Basic version of phonebrowse was free.

    Shomenno
     

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