05-02-2012 11:59 PM
When I connect my Playbook to my Dell PC the PC recognizes the Playbook and the Playbook shows ongoing communications with Computer. However when I look on My Computer the Playbook does not show up as one of the drives so I cannot open it or copy picture files from PC to playbook. Also when I open BlackBerry Desktop Software the Playbook shows as connected but when I go to synch my pictures I get a message that Device does not support this application. Any ideas what can be done to get my pictures from the PC to the PlayBook.
05-03-2012 09:01 AM
05-03-2012 09:25 AM
05-04-2012 08:51 PM
Got to Step 4.but when I tried to connect to Playbook IP address via Computer had no success. Could you be more specific on the instructions on how to do this. I am not that technically capable - so may be doing something wrong here.
05-05-2012 07:02 AM
Step 1: Make sure your Playbook is connected to Wifi.
Step 2: On your Playbook, go to Storage and Sharing and enable File Sharing and Wifi Sharing. You can enable a password if you want. I didn’t bother.
Step 3: On your Playbook, go to about and select the network tab. Take note of your IP address (IPv4). It’ll be something like 188.8.131.52. Sorry that I redacted my IP address, I’m sure you understand
Step 4: On your computer, click on the top bar and type your Playbook’s IP address. Notice that there is a \\ before the IP address; you MUST include this.
From here you can browse the file on your Playbook (media folder). Taking the next steps will make you a nifty shortcut in your Computer folder with the fill bar. Basically, easy access; you don’t ever have to remember your IP address or type it in the navigation bar again.
Step 5: Right click on the media folder and select “Map Network drive…”
Step 6: Assign a Drive Letter (whatever you want, it doesn’t matter. I used P for Playbook). Click Finish.
Step 7: You can access your Playbook over WiFi quickly and easily by just clicking on the icon in your Computer directory.
You can browse the files on your Playbook now by clicking the Network Location. You can easily copy files to and from it whenever you want. You can also change the drive name by right-clicking it and selecting “Rename.” You can connect other PB's, memory sticks and move files wherever you want.
Put the playbook into development mode under the security settings.
Before this procedure will work.
05-05-2012 12:18 PM
I copy files a lot using the wireless file share options and the 'web browsing' approach is a bit shaky
On windows XP click on the start button then run then type in \\192.168.4.55 or whatever.
(To find out your IP number on the playbook follow the simple instructions I made for a few of our customers - http://www.systemed.co.uk/finding-playbook-ip-numb
The other instructions from the other commenters are pretty much what I do.
using this method you don't ned to be in developer mode
Unless you arefixing the IPfor your playbook on the connection somewhere, then you can't assume that the playbook will have the same IP number so mapping the drive may cause a few issues