can you transfer files from Prom external hard drive to new iP

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nickafc1903, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. nickafc1903 macrumors member

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    Is it possible to transfer files from external hard drive to new iPad pro via usb-c?
     
  2. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    Only pictures. And it's arguably...inelegant.
     
  3. sparksd macrumors 68020

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    From a hard drive through USB-C? How?
     
  4. nickafc1903 thread starter macrumors member

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    i though i saw something about creating a specifically named folder that allowed you to transfer with adapter but only for pictures and films
     
  5. dsusanj macrumors newbie

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    The Photos app can import pictures from external storage over USB C...
     
  6. ericwn macrumors 68030

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    If they are in a folder that the iPad thinks was created by a digital camera. It’s not going to search the entire drive just specific folder locations.
     
  7. Superrenz macrumors member

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    So it is not searching for .gif or other photo data?
     
  8. sparksd macrumors 68020

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    But from a hard drive, not just SD card?
     
  9. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

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    Buy the app Filebrowser. Plug your external drive into your router. That app lets you search the entire drive and all the folders/files.
     
  10. sparksd macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it works great with SMB connections across your network.
     
  11. Dingo Dave 69 macrumors 6502

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    Does it import video into the camera roll if it is in mp4 format?
     

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