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Daveb72
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Registered: ‎11-11-2010
My Device: Rim BlackBerry 9790
My Carrier: O2UK

Re: How to transfer files to and from the BB PlayBook

Hi

 

i have a question in relation to this how can i search for files on my laptop from my playbook??

 

i can send files from laptop to playbook and delete files from playbook while on laptop i want to be able to do the reverse?

 

thanks

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jarviser
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Re: How to transfer files to and from the BB PlayBook

[ Edited ]

Install an app like LAN File Explorer. Needs an app on PC as well.  Can't delete with that app, only browse and download.

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henwstab
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Re: How to transfer files to and from the BB PlayBook

Please help!! - my PC says that the files are transferred, (they show up under the media - music folder) but they don't appear to be anywhere on my playbook.  ???

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Daveb72
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Re: How to transfer files to and from the BB PlayBook

copied this from 

 

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playbook_fan
Posts: 70
Registered: ‎04-22-2011
 
My Device: Curve 8530 OS 5.0.0.1030 and playbook OS 1.0.3.2342

 

 

so kudos goes to them

 

this works

 

 

How to transfer files to and from the BB PlayBook [ Edited ]
Overview
The following sections outline different methods of transfering files to and from the BlackBerry® PlayBook™.

Wi-Fi® Sharing

Complete the following steps to share files over a Wi-Fi connection:

  1. From the BlackBerry PlayBook home screen, select the settings icon.
  2. Select Storage and Sharing.
  3. Toggle Wi-Fi Sharing to ON.
  4. Tap Properties to verify network identification information. (PlayBook name, password etc)
  5. From a Windows or Mac based computer on the same network as the BlackBerry PlayBook, navigate to the IP address of the PlayBook which can be found under Settings > About > Network.
    1. On a Windows computer, open the Run dialog box and type \\127.1.1.1 (where 127.1.1.1 should be replaced with the actual IP address of the BlackBerry PlayBook)
    2. On a Mac computer, select Go -> Connect to Server... and type smb://127.1.1.1 (where 127.1.1.1 should be replaced with the actual IP address of the BlackBerry PlayBook)
  6. Users will then connect to the media folder which contains several subfolders such as documentsmusicphotos,videos etc.  Users can then move files between the computer and these folders.

File Sharing with a Mac via USB connection

To share files between a Mac and the BlackBerry PlayBook, BlackBerry® Device Manager will need to be installed. Complete the following steps to install BlackBerry Device Manager:

  1. Connect the BlackBerry PlayBook to the Mac.
  2. On the desktop or within Finder, double click BlackBerry PlayBook CD.
  3. Double click the BlackBerry Device Manager Installer to start the installation process.
  4. After reviewing the Read Me and License Agreement click Continue Installation.
  5. Reboot the computer when prompted.
  6. After the reboot is complete and the PlayBook is started, a message may be presented stating that a new network interface has been detected.  If this is the case, click on Network Preferences and click Apply
  7. You may receive the error message  "You can't install the 'Network' preferences pane because it is already installed". *** If you receive this message,  See the additional notes for further steps, otherwise continue to step 8.
  8. After the PlayBook has been setup in Network Preferences, the PlayBook share will appear on the desktop whenever the PlayBook is connected to the computer.
  9. Click the Playbook icon on the desktop to display the PlayBook share.  Users can then move files between the computer and the PlayBook.

File Sharing with a Windows® PC via USB connection

To share files between a Windows based PC and the BlackBerry PlayBook, BlackBerry Device Manager will need to be installed. Complete the following steps to install BlackBerry Device Manager:

  1. Connect the BlackBerry PlayBook to the computer via USB cable.
  2. If BlackBerry Device Manager is not yet installed, the PlayBook will display a screen entitled Installing Drivers.
  3. On the computer, double click the BlackBerry PlayBook CD drive icon.
  4.  Open the Drivers folder.
  5. Double click Setup.exe
  6. After selecting the appropriate region and accepting the License Agreement select Install.
  7. Select Finish and then OK to the prompt confirming that the PlayBook will need to be disconnected and then reconnected prior to use.
  8. Once reconnected to the computer, the BlackBerry PlayBook will be mounted as a Network Drive labelled PlayBook [PIN: 500AAAAA].  Double click the network drive icon to access the PlayBook folders.  Users can then move files between the computer and the PlayBook.



 

Environment
  • BlackBerry® PlayBook™

 

CollapseAdditional Information
If you receive the error message  "You can't install the 'Network' preferences pane because it is already installed" while attempting to install the Network Device, complete the following steps:

1. Click Ok and Navigate to System Preferences > Network
2. Click Ok to accept the network changes. If you do not see the acceptance prompt, continue to the next step.
3. Click the "+" under the listed device.
4. Click Create on the RIM Network device interface screen



Additional Notes:

  • File and Folder creation is only available on the playbook within the sub directories of the file structure.  No folders can be created on the root folder of the drive.  This is by design.
  • The main folders of the playbook are not meant to be modified renamed deleted or changed.  This is by design.
  • While any file type can physically moved to the playbook the files capable of being opened by the playbook are still limited to KB26606, as well as KB26518.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO GIVE KUDOS BY CLICKING THE STAR BELOW. THANKS :Boat:

 

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