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jhel
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎06-08-2011
My Device: Playbook tablet
My Carrier: UTS

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

Hello,

 

I have read to possible solution. But does did work also if I want to transfer files for my Blackberry Bold 2 to my Playbook via Bluetooth?

 

Please help me

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Happyeric
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎07-03-2011
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: rogers

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

I read all of this but I still have a question. On my mac, it requests the username and password of my PB. I just cant remember to have ever set up any username for my PB, nor any password actually. Any idea how I should find out these?
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Xandrex
Posts: 18,382
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 10.1.0.2312 / Playbook 2.1 / 8900 5.0
My Carrier: Vodafone France (SFR) & B&You

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

@Happyeric
username is in options >> Storage and sharing >> Network identification >> Properties.
password is in options >> Storage and sharing >> Change password



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Happyeric
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎07-03-2011
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: rogers

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

many thanks!
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vbkelly
Posts: 32
Registered: ‎05-23-2011
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: sprint

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

tried typing in the n\playbook network address and it didn't work. message replied that it could not find it.  In network it shows my playbook but when I try to access it replies windows can't access.

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vbkelly
Posts: 32
Registered: ‎05-23-2011
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: sprint

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

Confusing directions.  I am pretty good with a computer but I'm don't know where to find what you are asking for,

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.

I have Vista maybe that is the issue.

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JSanders
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

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


vbkelly wrote:

which can be found under Settings > About > Network.

I have Vista maybe that is the issue.


That path is located ON the Playbook, not your PC.




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queens10
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-15-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Telus

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

Hey everyone, 

I've spent the last 2 days on the phone trying to fix the problems I'm having, with no luck. I've talked to 4 different people and have probably tried everything to fix this. 

 

In regards to using wifi to transfer files from my comp (windows 7) to the playbook: Everytime I try to connect the two using Run, and type in the IP address, it doesn't recognize it. I've tried this probably about 20 times. 

 

In regards to using the cable, I've done everything I've been told to do at one point or another. I've removed windows firewall, uninstalled my AVG, i've done everything suggested so far in this thread, and still nothing. When I connect the playbook to my laptop, if I try to click on anything in blackberry desktop software, i get the following message: " A problem occured while attempting to connect to your BB device". 

 

I'd like to list everything I've tried, but I honestly don't remember anymore. I've rebooted the playbook three times now, and everytime I've done it, installation stops at the very end, and it tells me it can't be completed. I feel like that's where the problem lies, and I'm not sure what to do about it.

 

 I've seen a lot of people having a problem transfering files, but their solutions seem pretty simple. Any idea what I should try next? Thanks a lot 

 

 

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yo365
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-15-2011
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: none

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

Hi, 

 

Ive had my playbook for about 3 weeks now and for some reason it connects via USB perfectly with my widows XP computer but not on my windows vista computer. 

 

Can you please help me? thank you !! 

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vbkelly
Posts: 32
Registered: ‎05-23-2011
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: sprint

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

Just an fyi...I've had my playbook since their release and the backup has never worked correctly nor has the wifi file sharing feature. RIM hasn't and probably won't fix the issues. You would think the whole backup file sharing thing would have been perfected by now. I am a blackberry fan and have been for many years but their desktop software has never worked all that well. So once you accept that it will probably never work correctly or consistently, you are less frustrated.
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