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What is the "directory" structure for iOS for the iPad Air 2?

Posted on 2016-10-01
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I need to transfer some PC-based data (MS WORD primarily for use in iOS Word processor application) from a now-defunct PC to my iPad Air 2 (via a USB external HD). However, I do not understand where the data would be stored on the iPad Air 2. What is the data storage structure for the iOS on the iPad Air 2? Appreciatively, Arbyem
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by:Peter Hutchison
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Apple IOS uses HFS Plus for the filesystem.
It is split into sandboxed areas. Each app have three areas; Bundle area for app items, Data area for Documents,Library,Temp and a iCloud container. So for Word documents, your documents would be in its own 'Documents' folder in the Data area for the Word app.

More info at https://developer.apple.com/library/content/documentation/FileManagement/Conceptual/FileSystemProgrammingGuide/FileSystemOverview/FileSystemOverview.html
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Hi Peter:
Thanks for the expeditious and informative response. I have reviewed your referenced hot-link source.
What, in iOS (iPad Air 2), is the equivalent of "Finder" in OS X (10.5.5 - Yosemite, as in my MacBook Pro mid-2012), i.e. how do I navigate to the correct directory/folder into which to  transfer my MS Word doc files into the iOS word processing application?
Thanks, in advance, for your advice and counsel. Arbyem
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by:Peter Hutchison
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I haven't seen any such Finder or File Explorer type apps.
You can use use the iPad as a USB storage device and access files on it via third party tools such as iTools (http://sale.itools.cn/)
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Sorry, I inadvertently selected my contribution as "Assisted"!
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