Access files on iPad via Windows 7 homegroup?

IronWing

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I have a couple Win 7 machines connected in a Windows Homegroup. The router in an Actiontec GT784WN. I am thinking about getting an iPad Pro and would like to be able to copy files from the iPad onto the Win 7 machines and vice versa and do so from any of the devices. This this possible and if so how would I go about setting it up? Thanks.
 
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Bidirectional isn't really possible - the iPad doesn't have file servers. You can get SMB file browsers and stuff to access your computers from the ipad.
 

sdifox

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I can do it from my tf701t built in file manager by opening network place, see if ipad has something similar
 

JackMDS

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The simplest way would be getting free cloud space on One Drive, Google, and the like.

Upload the file to the cloud and download to the iPad, and vice-versa.

Or use the conventional IPv4 sharing and look for free Apps that help in this mater.



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sdifox

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The simplest way would be getting free cloud space on One Drive, Google, and the like.

Upload the file to the cloud and download to the iPad, and vice-versa.

Or use the conventional IPv4 sharing and look for free Apps that help in this mater.



:cool:

Most people have asymmetric pipes. Uploading to cloud is a pain in that case.
 

Mushkins

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Most people have asymmetric pipes. Uploading to cloud is a pain in that case.

Depends on what you're working on. Word docs/pdfs/etc are all small and work just fine with cloud storage syncing.

If you're working with photo/video raws or CAD files or something you're probably not gonna fit them on an ipad in the first place.
 

sdifox

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Depends on what you're working on. Word docs/pdfs/etc are all small and work just fine with cloud storage syncing.

If you're working with photo/video raws or CAD files or something you're probably not gonna fit them on an ipad in the first place.

He is most likely talking about hd videos.
 

JackMDS

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There is a major problem in Forums like ours.

People that seek Help are either too lazy to provide adequate info or simply do not know more than Posting "My Internet does Not work please help.

By providing answers out of our own guessing we do not really help, we just make it easier to the Ignorant to stay Ignorant.



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sdifox

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Apple can't handle homegroup according to google results. Maybe there is an app.
 

IronWing

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I want to use the iPad for creating drawings and moving them over to the PC for further processing. Speed isn't the big issue, ease of file transfer is the primary issue of concern for me. I have an FTP site I could use for the purpose but that seems like a long trip to move a file across the house. I have never owned an iPad so I'm not familiar with networking with iOS.