where does filebrowser save files?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by ayz, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. ayz macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2010
    I would like to use filebrowser to pull files off my network drive, but then move them to my media folder so that i can view the files in VLC. however i can't see to find the filebrowser folder in iFile.

    I want to use ifile to move it because if i select "open in VLC" under filebrowser, it adds a bunch of retarded tags to lengthen the filename.
  2. Tedddman macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2011
    FileBrowser won't actually copy the file to local space unless you tell it to, or if you use Open With to hand it off to another app. Even so, apps can only access their own files in iOS, which is why Open With is so important.

    To copy it locally, use the Copy command from your wireless source and then paste it in FileBrowser's My Files.

    Can you use Open With to send the file from FileBrowser to iFiles? Otherwise, I'd just let it open in VLC.
  3. Lakerjuck66 macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2012

    I know this is an old post, but i found it searching for the answer; this will help anyone in the same boat.

    To do this, select the files you want to move and copy/move them to the iTunes sync folder in the FileBrowser menu. From there you can access the files in iFile by going to Applications-FileBrowser-Documents.

    There you go, the files are there to do with what you please. This can be useful for moving large numbers of documents into a reader or editing app for example. 'Open in...' can be tedious as you have to do it one at a time.

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