Transfer Files to iPhone & iPad with DiskAid

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Transfer files way and back between computer and device


Compatible Apps & Document Folder


All apps that are compatible with File Sharing store files in a folder called Application folder. There is not hack or hidden setting here, DiskAid automatically:

  • Shows the app icon and name in it’s left navigation pane
  • Accesses the proper folder to copy files to and from a computer

As a result data that was copied and properly formatted data shows up in the App on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Some Apps have been expressly designed to display data copied from a computer on the device, this is specifically the case for FileApp. FileApp is our own file browser, document viewer and media player and is available for free in the App Store.


View apps in DiskAid's Left Navigation Pane


Non Compatible Apps & Advanced Preferences


DiskAid is also capable of accessing and exchanging data to and from Apps that have not specifically designed for iOS File sharing.
Although it may not be possible to send data to the App because of formatting or handling issues with the data it is a great way of sharing or saving the app’s state and progress. In this case two things should be checked in DiskAid’s Advanced Preferences.

  1. Show all Apps
    Select “Display all Apps even if they don’t have their File Sharing enabled” and every single App will show up.
  2. Show the App’s real Root
    Select “Show Root path for Apps” will lead DiskAid to show all files and folders constituting the App.
DiskAid's Advanced Preferences


Short Video Demo with a Mac and a PC


This short video demonstrates DiskAid’s ability to copy a file from a Mac running OS X Lion to FileApp on an iPhone and then further transfer that very same file to a Windows PC computer.


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