iFile Questions

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by redman042, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. redman042 macrumors 68030

    redman042

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    I installed iFile for the main purpose of being able to move files between applications. For example, I want to be able to download a PDF from my company fileserver using NetPortal, then move it to the Documents folder of GoodReader so that I can view the PDF with that viewer instead of the default one. iFile gives me the ability to access the iPhone file system to move files around in this way. It gets around the iPhone restriction of each app only being able to access the files stored in its own "sandbox".

    However, there's a problem. Apple names each app folder with a cryptic hex code. To get around this, I set up iFile with bookmarks to the documents folder of the main apps I wanted to move files between. I had to go through each App folder one by one until I found the ones I wanted to bookmark. I have a lot of apps.

    It's been a while since I did this. Today I discover that none of those bookmarks work anymore. Folders don't exist.

    Does the iPhone change these cryptic folder names when I update?

    Is there a better alternative to iFile?

    Any other suggestions?
     
  2. Gatorac macrumors member

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    My bookmarks still work fine.
     
  3. foob macrumors 6502

    foob

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    Get Applinks from Cydia. Run it and click the arrow thing in the lower left corner. It will go through your ~/Applications folder and create links to all your apps. The links are in the Applinks folder in your home directory and the links will be named after the app instead of gibberish.

    Then you can open iFile, click the Applinks directory, then click GoodReader and you'll be in it's directory.

    Rerun Applinks after you install new apps to create links for them.
     
  4. redman042 thread starter macrumors 68030

    redman042

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    Thanks for the update, foob, but it looks like there's no need any more. A new version of iFile has come out that names all of the app folders with their true names. Piece of cake now!
     
  5. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    That is a great step forward.

    Maybe some of the SSH apps will pick up on that !
     
  6. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Was it put out today? I dont see an update.
     
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    No, it works in my version, so apparently it's been enabled for a while.

    I just rarely go into the applications folder so I didn't see it before.

    Much better than opening and closing all those folders ! :D
     
  8. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I still like AppLinks. Sometimes I want to SSH in or run a command in the terminal, and it can be lifesaver.
     
  9. redman042 thread starter macrumors 68030

    redman042

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    I've got my phone loaded with iFile (paid version with added features), AttachmentSaver, and Safari Download Manager now. These all work together nicely to give me full file management on the iPhone. This combo gives me much of the functionality I miss from Windows Mobile without the lousy OS to go with it.
     
  10. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    The paid for version is supposed to name your tunes too. I Don't know where they are stored so I cannot test this :(

    I love iFile. I think it's great you can edit your themes right there on the phone.
     
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    You mean the songs you have copied to your phone through iTunes? They should be in: /var/mobile/Media/iTunes_Control/Music
     
  12. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    I don't know about ones copied with iTunes. I think they mean if you put an MP3 in a folder or download it with Safari or dtunes or something.
     
  13. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

    iHateMacs

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    Yes I did mean those. Thank you.

    It seems to work. It shows their titles now instead of just numbers.

    I had seen that folder before but it was only by chance and I forgot where it was :)

    Thanks
     
  14. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    What are the differences between the paid and free version?
     
  15. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

    ViViDboarder

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    Read the documentation.

    Click the i in the bottom right and click features. It explains the features of both versions.
     
  16. OhioLefty macrumors regular

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    What is the difference between the Cydia "iFile" and the App Store "iFile"?

    What is the difference between the Cydia "iFile" and the App Store "iFile"? Other than the Cydia "iFile" is $4.00 and the App Store "iFile" is 0.99 and two different developers. They both seem to basically the same thing?

    Please excuse my ignorance, I've only been JB for about a week and I'm continuously trying to learn.

    Thanks in advance...

    Update Edit: WOW! In the time it took me to make this post, the developer of the Cydia iFile (Carsten Heinelt) personally emailed me explaining the differences and pointed me via a link to more information. I had emailed him about a minute before making this post (about 3 minutes total!). Really impressed! Needless to say, but I'll be purchasing the Cydia version.
     

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