Finder app on iPod touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Drew017, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Drew017 macrumors 65816

    Drew017

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    I'd like to know if there is an app that works just as the Mac finder does. I'd like to see what files and folders are on my iPod, and where everything is stored.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Not going to happen unless you jailbreak.
    apple does not allow file system visibility on iPods, iPads, or the iPhone.
     
  3. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Drew017

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    Well, I'm not gonna jailbreak. I don't want to void my warrenty. Why does apple not allow visibility?
     
  4. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Because they want it to be simple enough for Non-techie people to use. Sadly the only option you have is iFile from Cydia (Jailbroken App Store).

    This allows you access to the whole system folder of iOS, and you'll see it's a horrifying, confusing mess.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    And people monkeying around in there will wind up with a dead phone.
     
  6. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    iOS is a closed source OS and Apple would rather have a walled garden than allow people modifying stock things and adding / changing things that they didn't intend on them doing.

    Jailbreaking voids your warranty, but you can always restore your iPod and no one would ever know it's jailbroken.
     
  7. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  8. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a

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    The closest you will get to finder is spotlight, where you can at least see your contacts, apps, emails, and search the web.
     

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