put pdf files on ipad

i have some pdf files, that i want to put on my iPad - but it lets me only put them in the pictures folder
what is the best way to do this? can i make a separate pdf folder ?
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Iamthecreator OMIT Admin/EE Solution GuideCommented:
Evidently you will need iBooks installed. You should be able to do it with iTunes.
Here is a how to link.
http://www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/mac/ipad-How-to-add-PDF-files-to-iBooks.cfm
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Andrew LeniartEE Senior Editor & Independent IT ConsultantCommented:
Hi nobus,

Give this EasUs MobileMover "Freeware" a try. No purchase required to unlock any of its features. Though I've not used it to do what you're wanting, it may help? I only use it to move things from my iPhone and iPad to my computer. Either way, it's a great free little utility to have installed so worth a shot :)

I hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
There are a few ways to do this and you don't necessarily need iBooks or any extra applications on your PC or Mac.

If you've a PC with Windows 10 you should have iTunes installed to manage the iPad anyway.

1. iTunes allows you to transfer certain filetypes to certain apps with a feature called File Sharing - https://support.apple.com/en-ie/HT201301
2. iCloud for Windows allows you to transfer files to your iPad - https://support.apple.com/en-ie/HT201391
3. Often forgotten little trick -  you can email yourself with the PDF attached to the email and read on the iPad

4. iBooks supports PDF upload via iTunes as mentioned above
5. Any iOS enabled cloud service like Dropbox, GoogleDrive, OneDrive on your PC and iPad allows you to transfer and view PDFs

6. If you don't want to use iTunes (option 1) or iCloud (option 2) or email (option 3) or another cloud drive service (option 5) THEN you might want to look at EasUs MobileMover or another similar application
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nobusAuthor Commented:
Eoin  (how do you pronounce that?)  i used the mail trick already
tx for the other suggestions - but they seem Always to return to other softwares - be it iTunes or or others

why can't i make a folder somewhere - and put the pdf 's in it, as i do with any other PC?? ( is this may be jailbraking?)
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
Correct .. you cannot MAKE a folder on the iPad and drop files in there .. there is only the camera DCIM folder you can access directly from the PC and that folder is NOT accessible from iOS anyway.  This is all security-related, iOS is a completely controlled environment and apps are carefully sandboxed/isolated from each other.  The iPad is NOT a PC and iOS is not a full desktop OS like Linux or even Windows or OSX.  It's a bit like asking why you cannot upload files to your car or kettle - just because it has a computer and OS doesn't mean it can do all these things.

You HAVE to use iTunes or Dropbox or OneDrive as the simplest option .. With Dropbox and OneDrive you can create a folder on your PC .. drop the PDFs in there and a few seconds/minute later it will be on the iPad.  That's about as smooth as you're going to get it.

My name is pronounced more-or-less the same as 'Owen'
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nobusAuthor Commented:
tx for the info about your name, and the iPad
i was fairly sure about your answer - i just do not understand why there 's no space, or folder left for personal data
what would be the "preferred " way to do it?  i suppose itumes - but i do not need iTunes - much too heavy in my opinion
so let me ask- what would be a simple, small tool do to it?
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nobusAuthor Commented:
no more reactions??
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Andrew LeniartEE Senior Editor & Independent IT ConsultantCommented:
Hi nobus, did you try the tool at my comment ID: 42552758 to see if it can help you achieve what you want to do? It really is a great little product and lite on installation too.

If so, try ringing the question bell for alerts to be sent out to more experts.

I hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
My preference is Dropbox .. install once on PC and iPad .. then you can simply drag & drop files at will on the PC and they appear on the iPad .. you don't have to keep opening an application selecting the file and pressing upload.
The other advantage is that MANY iOS apps support Dropbox so you can access the uploaded files on the iPad from a wide range of applications meaning you can upload PDF, MS Office Files, music, video and view/play them in a number of apps.
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nobusAuthor Commented:
good ideas
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nobusAuthor Commented:
i could not even pick assisted posts? ?  
EE is going to ....... just use the worst thing you know - instead of being easy to understand
if this trend continues, my 20 years of support are over; sorry guys
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nobusAuthor Commented:
i still do not see any option  - i only see i have my answer - that's all
what a mess tyhey made of it...
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nobusAuthor Commented:
the actual is best answer = 250
ID: 42552717 and ID: 42553020 split the rest
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