Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WiFi Files


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WiFi Files is a utility app that lets you transfer files, images, videos from your personal computer to and from your mobile device over WiFi.


The app runs on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Features
DOWNLOAD & UPLOAD
* Browse folders and download files from both Mac and Windows machines to your device
* Upload files, photos & videos from your iDevice to your Mac or Windows machine

ZIP FILES
* Unzip saved compressed files on your device
* Create zip files from folders on your device

DO MORE WITH SAVED FILES
* Save files from other apps. Example, you can save attachments from Mail in the app for later access, save zip files from attachments and then unzip them.
* Organize saved files into folders via drag n drop
* Email saved files as attachments
* Sort file lists alphabetically and by modification date
* Add downloaded images and videos to the Photos app on your device
* Video AirPlay support

* Allows opening of different file types in other apps that support the file format


INTERNET FILES
* Browse the internet and save files from the web
* Save webpages as HTML or as PDF
* Capture and save web screenshots


Troubleshooting
  • Username/Password issues: The username is case-sensitive and cannot contain a space. The newer version (April 2, 2012) desktop app checks for this issue but older versions and the iOS app does not validate this. Will be fixed in a future release of the iOS app.
  • Ensure that the HTTP Service on the desktop app shows the status of "Started". If not, the iOS app cannot connect. 
  • The desktop app requires the port 48080 to be available to start the HTTP service. 
  • Try "Restarting Services". Sometimes if the desktop app is running for a long time, the IP address expires and must be renewed. The newer version of the desktop app (April 2, 2012) solves this issue. 
  • Check that you have entered the IP address correctly on iOS devices.

208 comments:

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David said...

This utility ran smoothly, transferred files... But provides no way to actually save the files once the transfer is completed. How is this accomplished. The only option is to print the file. Help! How do we send emails for support?

Aashish Patil said...

Hi David,

To save a file just touch the 'Save' icon to the right of the filename (this is the little green disk).

To send emails for support, go to the Info tab (iphone) or touch the i button (top left corner for iPad). There is a button there to email the developer.

Thanks,
Aashish

Henri83 said...

The app does not start on a PC XP.
(the status says "starting .....").
Any hint??

Henri83 said...

Explaination is most likely that this is XP Home edition!!
Cheers.

Kennyz said...

your software is good, but it fail to support non-ansi (eg. chinese) filename.
if you have any plan for this, let me know ,thanks!

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Henri,

The Desktop app has been updated. Can you use the latest to see if you still get the issue?

Thanks,
Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Kennyz,

The desktop app has not been fully tested with Asian languages. That must be the issue.

Thanks,
Aashish

marcusdavid said...

I like the app. Why can't I purchase it with my iTunes account?

MDH

Aashish said...

Hi MDH

You should be able to buy it with you iTunes account from the "Upgrade to Full Version" button. It's on the Info tab (I button )

Thanks
Aashish

Bobo said...

is it possible download any file (mp3, docs, pdf, video) or download from direct link ??
Thanks!

Aashish Patil said...

If downloading from a computer, its possible to download any file. You can open a file in another app that supports it by holding the file icon with your finger.

If from web, only those formats that are supported by the iPad.

Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

A small correction in my previous comment -

>>only those formats that are supported by the iPad.

should be

>>only those formats that are supported by the iOS (iPhone / iPod / iPad)

mironil said...

Cannot download app on my PC with Windows XP. Downloaded full version on iPad 2. Can't connect PC and Ipad

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Mironil,

Can you provide more details of the error you are facing? Is the download link not working?

Thanks,
Aashish

mironil said...

yes I'm trying to run PCfiles.exe twice (I click run button twice on 2 different windows and then error massage pops up.

studio27b said...

Hi there, I'm having trouble getting the desktop app to run. I'm not sure how to install it.

thanks,
Another Dave

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Mironill and Studio27B (Dave) -

Java Runtime Environment 6 is required to run the desktop app. If you don't have that, you can install it from http://java.com

If you have more details of the error that is occuring, can email it to mi.filesATlive.com

You can find the app logs at YOUR_USER_HOME_FOLDER/spf-data/.metadata/.log

Thanks,
Aashish

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kkater said...

When I click on Help (PDF) in the Desktop program PC Files I get the error message
Failed to open https://files.me.com/aashishpatil/zli6ay

Where is the Help located ?

kkater said...

When I upload a picture from my iPhone Camera Roll to the WinXP desktop the original date/time of the file is changed to the upload time/date and the original information (when the picture was taken) IS LOST !!

Elena Arpasanu said...

It dosen`t work on my Windows...What should I do?

Aashish Patil said...

Hi KKater,

Regarding Help -
The Help file seems to be opening at that URL. Can you try again? It might have been something temporary.

Photos Upload -
Let me look at the functionality (APIs) Apple provides us developers to see if this information is available. If yes, the app can send it. Thanks for this feedback.

Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Elena,

Can you provide me more details of the error? Does the app not launch or does it launch and you are experiencing some other error?

Have you installed Java Runtime - http://java.com
It is required for the app to startup.

Thanks,
Aashish

Melony said...

I have tried to put this on my Ipad for three days. I have syncd with my computer and the itunes site shows it is on my icon screen but it is not on my ipad. anyone else have this problem or know a solution. My ipad is updated to the most recent version..
Mel

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Melony,

Not sure what the problem is. Sounds like an iTunes sync issue.

You can also download this app directly from your iPad. Go the "App Store" app, search on "PC Files", download it.

Thanks,
Aashish

Martha said...

Hi Aashish,
I've just moved from the trial to having purchased the app for my iPad2 and I'm having a bit of difficulty. First of all, I can't get it out of the download Q screen, which is empty - no matter how I touch the screen, I can't get any options to appear to get back to the main navigation screen.
Second, is there any way to organize the saved files into folders? Or move them elsewhere on the iPad? I've downloaded about 50 files and they're in a long list that isn't conducive to being able to find individual files.
Thanks for your help.
Martha

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Martha,

I am assuming you are using the iPad version. Currently, there is a bug when using the app in the portrait mode - the nav options don't show up. The fix for now is to turn the iPad to landscape mode where the nav is visible.

The request to organize into folders has been made by other users too. Am looking into it.

You can move files to other apps. Just hold the file icon with a finger for a few moments and the menu to open files in other apps will show up. For photos and videos, the files are added to the photos app when applicable.

Thanks,
Aashish

Beth said...

I just bought an IPhone 3gs, expecting to us it with the Wireless port on the front of my HP Pavilion dv9810, Windows Vista. I haven't been able to get the phone to recognize the HP, and was told I had to get a wireless router. Will this program let me use it directly with the HP? I want to minimize data plan usage, since I have a small plan.

Beth said...

I just purchases an IPhone 3gs, very minimal data plan, expecting to use the wireless on the front of my HP Pavilion dv9810 windows Vista for connection. Haven't been able to get the Iphone to recognize the HP, and was told the HP would not transmit, only receive (doesn't make sense) and I have to buy a wireless router. Will this software allow the IPhone and HP to communicate directly without using up data?

Ilya said...

Good app, but... I am looking for an app which would work with local net like BUZZ player does (no setup need seeing all the comps and their shares - almost like PC on iDevice).

I wonder why all the other apps either need desktop client (OK, I see the difference, but it isn't convenient and do we really need all the files on our PC to be seen? - shared folders are enough) or manual IP, etc entering.

OK, I like the author' attitude for all the other points anyway, so maybe one day...

Thomas & Christina said...

I have installed the free version and I am quite happy. Unfortunately I am able to buy the full version. Can you please advice.

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Thomas & Christina,

Apologize for the delayed response. you can buy the app from the "Info" section. On iPhone its one of the tabs below and on iPad its a button in the top-left corner when holding the iPad in a landscape orientation.

Thanks,
Aashish

mouse_eat_lion said...

I have purchased your software and am very happy. I have tried to hold the photo icon to download a picture to the photo app however no popup menu appears. Please could you help or fix it with an update, maybe the save to photo app could go under the print option? Also, it would be great if you could organise your saved files into folders and download folders from the computer. Any chance of the these in future updates?

Thank you very much

mouse_eat_lion said...

That update was great thanks. I accidently somehow moved a folder into another folder and I dont know how to get it back to the main folder, please could you help. Also, it would be great if there was an update which allowed you to download entire folders from a computer. When i view my computer, all the documents folders are called "My Documents" and I cant distinguish between user accounts without looking at the files inside, is there a way I can change this?

Thanks again

Aashish Patil said...

Hi mouse_eat_lion

Thanks, glad you liked the update.

Currently, the app does not support moving folders. This must be an anomaly. If you can reproduce the issue, can post back a screenshot or email to mi.filesATlive.com

I have received other requests for downloading entire folders too. Let me see.

Regards,
Aashish

christin81 said...

hello i am receiveng the same problem can someone help Java Runtime Environment 6 is required to run the desktop app. If you don't have that, you can install it from http://java.com

Batou said...

Hi. I use the WiFi Files for transferring files between my iPad and my PC (i have the full version of the program). Although it was working smootly, suddenly i have a "server time out error" and i can't share files anymore. Can you please help. i have WIN 7 (64bit) and my router is the VIGOR 2700. Do i need some setting in the router or is another problem? I installed the latest versions of WiFi Files.

Steve S said...
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Steve S said...

This is a lovely app and it seems to work well. However, it would be even better if the PC server (Wi Fi Transfer.exe) could either be run as a system service or minimised as a taskbar icon rather than running in an open window on the desktop, where it gets in the way.

Indian said...

All you freeloaders, none of you have thanked him for making such a great app available for free. Die!

आशिष खूप खूप आभार ह्या app साठी.

विनोद सोबले

Alan said...

How did you manage to get this past Apple. It downloads any type of file via the browser, I thought that was on their no list?

Bruce said...

what port does it use

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Bruce,

It uses port 48080

Thanks,
Aashish

Peter said...

Hello Aashish,

I am using the WiFi Files utility on iPad 2. I noticed something strange, when I copy .m4v files I don't have Open In enabled, I can only open the movies with the app itself.
I would be happy with that, but there is a problem, I can't open the movies in fullscreen. Is it something on my side, or you are aware of that problem?

Cheers,
Peter

alfredo garcia said...

¨wifi transfer executable launcher was unable to locate its companion shared library¨. What it means this message?. Im an XP user and this message has appeared while i was triying to install the program.

Carry on with your good work (to another people woks, i havent been very lucky with my ipad).

Pd: i hate fuc*** itunes!!!

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Alfredo,

Have you installed the Java Runtime Environment?

If not, you can get it from http://java.com

Thanks,
Aashish

Dom said...

Hi There. Great app. Thanks. Problem I am encountering trying to transfer a MP4 file to my iPad - the transfer is really slow for a WIFI connection. Any tips?

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Dom

Sometimes the desktop app runs slowly for a few moments upon startup.

Other factors-
Is the file size quite large? That could take some time too. Thus, the percent indicator moves relatively slowly since its transferring a large amount of data.

If your computer is quite busy, that could slow things too.

Thanks
Aashish

DLilga said...

The saved file move feature is a little funky when attempting to place the file in a subfolder... The subfolder to be used must be moved to the top of the list of files in edit mode, then you need to get out of edit mode and then back into edit mode to get the navigation icon to appear on the folder. You then must move the folder over the file that you want placed into it! This is a little bit unintuitive...

DLilga said...

FYI, I found that my PC could not initially be found on my iPhone until the iPhone app was exited, then restarted.

mdavidallen24 said...

I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I have tried the desk top app noth under osx and win7. neither option allows me to update the username and password and I cannot see the files remotely.

Aashish Patil said...

Hi mdavidallen24,

The password upon update is removed from the screen for security purposes - but it does get updated.

Can you tell me what is happening? Is it throwing an error?

Thanks,
Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Dliga,

You can hit the 'Refresh' button (the curved arrow) at the top right of the screen of the computer list view.

Thanks,
Aashish

El-Hassane said...
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El-Hassane said...

Hi,
how can I purchase the app after the evaluation is over?
best regards

Aashish Patil said...

Hi El-Hasane,

Tap on the 'i' button to pull up the purchase screen.

Aashish

steve said...

Hi Aasshish,

It seems that it doesn't work on iphone.
First I make the two devices(PC with win7 and iphone4) in the same wifi,then I start the app on PC which is called WiFi transfer.exe, and I tried to connect it with my iphone by click the button "+" just like what the document said, I type the ip address, username and the password, then comes an error on iphone it shows "the request timed out"...
Could u help me?
Thanks.

Carol P said...

Hi Asshish

I'm on Vista and downloaded the desktop app for windows but I can't get it to extract files. Tried several times

Shri said...

I have installed latest JDK and included in the path. I am running windows 7. When I try to install the application, I get "Failed to load the JNI shared library "path...\jre\bin\server\jvm.dll". I have the dll in that path as well. any idea?
- Shri

Aashish Patil said...

HI Steve & Shri,

I will need to do further testing on Win 7. It seems there is some issue about 64-bit JVM.

Will let you know if it starts to work.

Thanks,
Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

HI Carol,

Can you clarify the issue please? Are you unable to unzip the app file or is there some issue with files once the app starts.

Thanks,
Aashish

Shri said...

Thanks for the quick response Aashish. I have been trying it for a week. Will wait to hear from you.

Kadhiry said...

Aashish,

Thnx for this apps. It has worked perfectly fine for me. How to purchase this app? I dont see anything under "I" info tab. Can you be more specific???

bertrand said...

HI , i bought wififiles and when i try to start the desktop wififiles it doesn't open ,it's written
an error has occurred
see the logfile / users / XXXX/downloads/ wififiles/configuration/ 1309698295366.log

Can you help me please

eahnee said...

I downloaded the app onto my Ipad2 and was playing around with it. Now it is seemingly "stuck" to where you type in a web address page. I cannot get the app to go back. The only options given are "save", "saves a PDF" and "snap". I have closed the app and reopened it without any resolution. Please help!

1 said...

It's a great app, but I can't purchase, I click in purchase but nothing happen. Help me please. I have Ipad 2 and live in Brazil, some problem? I just click three time.

1 said...
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Shri said...

Somehow, the application is working for me now with windows 7 (64-bit OS).

Alejandro said...

Hi, Thanks for such a nice app that I've recently downloaded. When I start the desktop and mobile app something strange happens because I can see the desktop on my iPad but when I tap on it an error window appears on the iPad saying: Could not connect to the server. What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advanced.

Scott Frick said...

I have a mac, and am getting the message: failed to install the virtual machine.

Any help would be appreciated.

Timothy Mulholland said...

The Wifi Transfer display does not permit saving the computer and user names and password.

sjg said...

Seems like a great app. thanks to the developer. it worked great during the installation, but i can't get it to work now. i keep getting a time out error on my ipad. i noticed someone else had that problem but i didn't see a solution. what am i doing wrong?

Nitin Desai said...

I have downloaded the app and the wififiles for my desktop. But when I put in the password and click on the Update button as instructed, the password disappears and I am back at the original screen.

AAN said...

Same problem: I have purchased the app and installed the wififiles for my desktop. But when I put in the password and click on the update button the password disappears and I am back at the original screen. When I try to add computer by IP address is giving me error request time out. Yaaa – a bit of disappointment…
Help please

fralu said...

Good afternoon

I have bought Wifi files before longer time.
After a restoration of the Iphones only the test version is indicated me.
Must I buy the full version once more?

Many thanks for her answer

Frank

Aashish Patil said...

I need to update the desktop application to solve some of the issues experienced by the users. Will post an update soon.

vikasa said...

Nice app, thanks! I downloaded the trial version and it worked but I was not able to copy a MP3 file over to the iPhone's Music application. Is this possible?

Sean said...

Hi Aashish I have Lion installed and iOS5 on my iPad i can't get to first base because the the right hand side of the control panel is missing so I simply can't see restart services or add folder button.

sebastien said...

Hello,
I bought your app (full version) but i can't download it. It's always the evaluation version witch Is being downloaded

Can you help me please

Cordially

Sebastien

McDave said...

Sean,
The options are there - you must stretch the window as the default window size is too small...

Photos Monique & Christian said...

Hi,
Thanks for this Nice And very usefull app. I tried the trial.

When I try to buy the full version the Applestore tell me to buy first the corresponding application before buying this item : Purchase failed.

Thanks for your solution.

Christian

Dave said...

Hello, I have bought and used your app for about 2 months now on my ipad and I find it extremely useful so, thank you for that.
I've had to reinitialise my ipad because I had lost the restriction code and I have have synched it as a new ipad on the same itunes account that was used to purchse your app but now it seems to think that it's only a try-out version.
What can I do to get my full version back, please ?

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Dave,

Hmm, that is a little tricky. If your prior iPad was backed up and restored from the backup, the transaction record would have got saved.

Since its setup as a new iPad, I don't know. I'll need to test this out.

Thanks,
Aashish

Dave said...

Hi, Aashish !

Thank you for looking into that. The whole reinitialisation bit has indeed been a drag.

Tip to all users: do NOT forget your password for limitations on the Idevice, the only answer is not to restore it but set it up as a new one and it messes up a whole lot of data !

tl said...

Aashish,
Very useful app when it works. But I have purchased your app 2x. The first time I got the evaluation has expired error I thought I hadn't purchased it so I purchased it again just in case. Now that I have upgraded my pad to 5.01 I'm getting the same prompt again that the evaluation copy has expired. What is the permanent fix for this?

croinkei said...

something is wrong with the app and/or desktop utility. Read all the comments, installed latest verion of java. I start the desktop app it gives me the ip adrees to connect. I set up the username and password and go to my ipad to configure. On the ipad app when i choose to add computer by ip adress i entered the ip adress provided by the desktop app with the username and password i previously had chosen. the thing is, after i click "done" on the ipad it just stays like that doing nothing and after a while it sends the message "request timed out". Knowing that that is not my computer's real ip adress i tried putting the real one on the ipad app, the one i know is real from other apps that connect to my computer and work without problems. After i put this other ip adress in, it shows me the computer on the ipad, with the name i had chosen for it in desktop app and all the folders i added in the desktop app. Problem is, i chick on them and nothing is shown, it either says "cannot connect to the server" or it just stays like that showing noting, until finally telling me "request timed out". I must say it gave me a lot of nerves. And the app is paid for from app store. Hope you can help me.
Best regards.

Aashish Patil said...

Hi tl & Dave -

Regarding purchase after restore -

According to Apple documentation, you cannot purchase an item twice. Thus, you will not get charged twice for this purchase. I also just tried this and it does not charge twice.

Thus, if you reset to an evaluation mode and have to repurchase it, go ahead and hit the purchase button again. The prompts on the app should tell you that you have already purchased this and the app will restore the original transaction as long as you use the same iTunes ID as the original transaction.

I will make this more explicit in the next version but that is the solution for now.

Thanks,
Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Cronkei,

Sorry that you are having this issue.

That message means the app is having trouble connecting to the computer. That could be a variety of reasons - bad network, incorrect IP, desktop app not working or running, ...

On the desktop app, verify that the HTTP services shows a status of 'Started'. If not, then that explains the issue. Maybe you have another service already running on the port used by this app and the app is not able to get started on the port.

I am unsure of your network setup so it would be a little hard to debug. Do you have multiple IP addresses for your machine - maybe multiple network interfaces?

When you download the app from the store you don't get charged for it. You only get charged when you explicitly upgrade / purchase from within the app. This allows you to verify the app works in your environment and that you find it useful before purchasing it.

I am assuming you are still in evaluation since you have not been able to get it to work as yet.

Thanks,
Aashish

croinkei said...

thank you for the quick reply. I did chest the if it showed "started" on te HTTP and it did. And no, the app is fully paid and the 1.99 is not the issue here, it's a great app and in the beginning i used it for simple stuff like saving a pdf or ppt file on the ipad for college so i could read wherever i was. Only later i realized i fill the ipad with shows i could watch. Anyway, hope i'll make it word cuz it's a cool app even without the connection to the computer. As for my network configuration it stands as follows: simple PPPoE with a username and password. The ISP gave me two connection ports so before i had a wifi router i had a switch installed for whenever friends would come by and swiching cables from one computer to the other was a headache... after a while when i got the ipad i also bought this router and changed the switch with it only to observe that the router was deliberately reserving some of the bandwidth just for wireless even if it wasn't used (my downloads went from 10 mbps on the switch to 2-3mbps with the router). So i did a little firework. I took the cable that gave me internet from the ISP, plugged it into the switch, then another cable from the switch to my pc and another into the wifi router's WAN port. Everythign works like a charm with the other apps i previosly mentioned so i don't belive that's the problem especially as the app doesn't need the pc to be on the same wifi connection as long as ip is involved. And no, my ip is static, even thouth it's PPPoe. Hope i made sense and it gave you an ideea. If you have any thoughts on how i can fix this they'd be very much appreciated. Thank you again.

tl said...

Thanks, Aashish,
You are correct repurchase of the app did give me the message that it was purchased previously and I was not charged again. This is a great app by the way.
Just one other question....why does the Open In feature work sometimes but not all the time. I was trying to open a movie in CineX player or Flex player it transferred 1 movie but not the 2nd movie?

Bill Graeper said...

I have no idea how to install the desktop app. I downloaded the .zip file for Windows, and got a bunch of .jar files that my computer doesn't know what to do with. I have Java 6, at least that's what came up.

Aashish Patil said...

Hi tl -

Is the Open With functionality inconsistent or does it not always work for a certain app or file?

If its repeatable for a certain type or file or app -
The opening of files is handled by iOS & respective apps involved. WiFi files just provides the hook to show the 'Open With...' menu and location of file to be opened, which is stored within WiFi Files. In that case, its a black box for me as to what is happening.

Thanks,
Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Bill,

There should be a WiFi Transfer.exe file within the zip file. Expand the zip, which will create a folder that has this exe. Double-click the exe to start the app.

I just verified that the download does have the exe.

Thanks,
Aashish

sebastien said...

Hello,
I bought your app (full version) but i can't download it. It's always the evaluation version witch Is being downloaded

Can you help me please

Cordially

Sebastien

Johnarch said...

Desktop crashed and Ipad backup has issues. Reload of WiFi not recognizing earlier purchase, March 2011. Any help to reactivate would be helpful

Aashish Patil said...

Sebastien,

>>I bought your app (full version) but i can't download it. It's always the evaluation version witch Is being downloaded

I may not be understanding the issue here.

Buying of the app takes place within the app and there is no download required after the purchase. Downloading the app from app store will always result in the evaluation version being downloaded.

Thanks,
Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Johnarch -

'Purchase' the app again. According to Apple docs, if you have already purchased an item, you will not charged again for it. That should get you out of the evaluation mode.

Thanks,
Aashish

doug g said...

Is this a scam.

I cannot get out of evaluation mode . I have paid for purchase and everytime I try to re purchase it tells me I have purchased but not downloaded.

Doug G

Dave said...

@Doug G
Wow, boy, wow...
This is not a scam, I can testify to that and there's no reason to be rude.

Aashish will answer to your problem better than I do but you cannot be charged more the once for your purchase.
I don't know why you can't get out of evaluation mode but when Apple give you the "purchased but not downloaded" message, it means "go ahead and download it again, we won't charge you" so cool off, mmh ?

@Aashish
Thank you for your help, the full app was indeed downloaded again, no charge, and works fine.
Great job !

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Dave,

Thanks for the response to Doug - appreciate it.

Hi Doug -
The purchase is done by Apple. They are applying their standard buy process terminology (buy and download) to the in app purchasing.

After you get those message go ahead and use the app immediately.

Regards,
Aashish

doug g said...

aashish

I have downloaded the app ,purchased and re downloaded all without being able to escape your evaluation mode.

I have restarted my iPad,I have then tried again to download. I am not being charged each time.

That is not the problem.The problem is I am spending an excessive amount of time trying to get your app to do what I paid for.


Do you have other ideas.

By the way who is Dave.Your attack dog?

Doug G

How about just sending me the full app after you confirm that I have paid for it. Dougxk8.aol.com

Dave said...

Hey Aashish !

would there be a way for the app to still run on my computer without its window being open ?
It loads automatically at startup but, apart from manually Hide it each time I fire up the computer, I can't seem to find a way to make it go away without quitting the app and, hence, its marvelous functionality.
And I'm sooo lazy that I could not be bothered to do it manually… :D

Thanks !

Dave said...

On a mac, sorry I didn't specify it.

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Doug,

You don't need to download the app after purchasing it. That will actually reset to evaluation mode.

After purchasing it, immediately begin using the app. That is how it is expected to work. If its not working that way, its a bug and I'll need to look into it.

The app has to be downloaded from the App Store. I can't just send it to you.

Thanks,
Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Dave,

Currently, there is no way to hide the window. I am working on it for the next version and have something working but its quite unstable.

Thanks,
Aashish

Michel said...

This utility runs perfectly with my X86 laptop, however I receive a time out error message when I use it with my X64 for which it is really intended.

Aashish Patil said...

HI Michel,

If the utility starts fine and you can see the UI on the x64 its probably not an x64 issue.

If you are just seeing the "Starting..." message it implies that the service is not able to startup on the port required - 48080. Check if you have something else running or maybe multiple instances of Wifi Files.

Thanks,
Aashish

angelal said...

Hi, good app! Managed to download it okay, trial version, and managed to view one folder on pc but can't view another folder I added onto pc after. Do I need to save the files in my folders to iPad or can they just be viewed from here? Also how do I save folders from other apps onto pc? I have 'invoices 2 u' app and saving in a folder in that app but not sure how I add it to my list of files to be saved. Thanks, Angela

rmuk said...

1./ I clicked on the Photo Albums icon on top row. Photo Albums opened up, and just won't go away! Doesn't allow me to do anything! Please give me a solution to this problem.

2./ If I create a folder in the 'Saved Files' pane, how do I ensure that some file transfers from my PC go into THAT folder (and not into general 'Saved Files' folder) ?

poppy said...

Downloaded app to phone, entered given address using search engine google to obtain desktop facility, all the addresses given come with a warning not to download ! I did 1 and it did nothing ? Can't figure out what use this app is ? Shall get a refund from Apple. Useless app.

Aashish Patil said...

Angela,

Files can be viewed directly from PC or downloaded to iPad and viewed.

You can open files from other apps into WiFi files and then upload them. As far as I know, Apple iOS does not support copying entire folders from one app to another.

Thanks,
Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

Hi rmuk,

1. I am not able to reproduce the issue of the photo selection view not going away. there should be a 'Cancel' button at the top to remove it. Also, selecting an image also closes it.

2. Currently, files are saved to the "Saved Files" folder from where they can be moved to other folders on iPad using Drag n Drop.

Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

Hi poppy,

The link to download the desktop app is available on app website, which is available on iTunes app store page. There should be no reason to Google for it.

The link is also provided in the Help docs that come with the app.

The app is free to download, so if you just downloaded it, you have not been charged. Its also kept free so you could try it out and purchase only if you like it and it works for you.

jeneilb said...

I got everything working.. Pretty cool app, it's exactly what I was looking for.. Only problem I have is that it won't play the avi files that I transferred. Do they have to be mp4?

sun said...

hi.....how do i pairing my ipad with mcbook using the wifi? could you please tell me the steps? Thank you so much

Aashish Patil said...

Jeneilb -

The app can be used to transfer files over to the iDevice . It does not have special support for .avi files. Wifi Files can open default iOS supported files and provides an option to Open Files with supported apps installed on your device if those apps have registered themselves as supporting the file type.

Thanks,
Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Sun
There is a Help document inside the app that discusses pairing with a computer.

Thanks,
Aashish

Geodady said...

When I install wififiles on my Ipad I allways have the trial version even if I bought the full version last september, I try to get the full version trough the info and appstore said you already bought but did not download press OK to download When I pressed OK and give my appstore password nothing else happened...

What can I do ?

Dennis Edgardo Reyes said...

I bougth WiFi for my iPad 2 and installed WiFi on my laptop Dell, I upgraded the java from java.com. When I run WiFi App in my iPad, it found my Host (PC) but not get link, after some time I receive this message "The request time out"

What Can I do?
Thanks in advance

Kristi said...

Hello the program won't start on my mac and I don't know why there seems to be a file missing.

/users/kristibeisecker/Downloads/wififiles 2/configuration/1326491774526.log

I did not do anything besides download the file from your blog.

robbecket said...

How do i buy the app after the trial expires?

Unknown said...

Hello,

I downloaded your app successfully to both my PC and iPad2 -- and I can see the directories I chose to share on the iPad.

I am looking for a way to access video files created from the Qik Video application -- and then transfer those to my PC.

Does you application allow me to somehow find those files on the iPad? I do not see how to "open the files in wifi files" from the Qik Video app, which seems to be be self-contrained.

Thank you.

Meck said...

Aashish,
Just tried WiFi Files but get an error on my Mac when I first run it. It is a PowerPC running 10.5.8.
This is the last bit of the log:
java.lang.RuntimeException: Application "com.aashishpatil.spf.application" could not be found in the registry. The applications available are: org.eclipse.equinox.app.error.
at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.app.EclipseAppContainer.startDefaultApp(EclipseAppContainer.java:248)
at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.app.MainApplicationLauncher.run(MainApplicationLauncher.java:29)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.runApplication(EclipseAppLauncher.java:110)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.start(EclipseAppLauncher.java:79)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:369)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:179)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:592)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.invokeFramework(Main.java:619)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.basicRun(Main.java:574)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.run(Main.java:1407)

Any idea what is wrong?
John

Aashish Patil said...

Hello Meck -

The desktop app only works on Intel Macs and not PowerPC macs. That is the reason you are getting the error.

Thanks,
Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

WiFi Files is a file transfer app. It does not have inbuilt support for opening file types not standard with iOS. It does allow you to open downloaded files in other supported apps on your device. Thus, QikVideo files won't open in WiFi Files directly.

Aashish Patil said...

Once trial expires, you will need to tap the 'Info' or the 'i' button to get the full version of the app.

Note that although the screens after purchase will tell you download the app, you don't need to download it again. Just start using the app.

DrP said...

Hi Mr Patil

Your app looks nice, but I cannot get iPad app to talk to PC app - "cannot connect to server" despite correct IP address, account name and password. Is it perhaps the McAffee protection?

Regards
Clive

Aashish Patil said...

Clive -

On the PC app, check to see that both the services - HTTP and Broadcast display a status of 'Started'. Without the HTTP service started, iPad (iOS) app cannot connect to the PC (or Mac).

The HTTP service requires port 48080 to be available. If there is something preventing it from getting access to this port.

Also, it could be that Mccafee is preventing connections to this port. I am not fully aware of the security policies it enforces.

rolly said...

culnerobI cant get this thing to connect with my wifi router. I tried every ip adresses i can find and still wont connect.

windows 7 32 bits
d-link 655
iphone 4

help please

Anamator said...

The app seems to be working but I can't get a photo from my Windows XP x64 to my iPhone Ramera Roll. Is this possible? It does transfer the photo to the phone but only stores it in the WiFi Files program. I do have the option to Print the file from the iPhone but would like to save it to a Contact on the iPhone.

I am not having any luck accessing the Help files from the WiFi Files App on the PC or the iPhone. I just get an error that states The File is No Longer Available. Is the Help Files available anywhere else?

Thank you

Aashish Patil said...

It looks like the Documentation file URL had expired. Docs should be available now.

To transfer to camera roll, hold your finger on the picture icon next to the name for a second or two and the picture will get added to the Picture Library.

The same is possible for compatible videos.

Aashish

Max said...

Hi mr. Patil,
Mac-10.5.8 / intel dual core /all software up to date.
Desktop app error:
!SESSION 2012-02-19 21:06:47.687 -----------------------------------------------
eclipse.buildId=unknown
java.version=1.5.0_30
java.vendor=Apple Inc.
BootLoader constants: OS=macosx, ARCH=x86, WS=cocoa, NL=nl_NL
Framework arguments: -keyring /Users/maxvanpoll/.eclipse_keyring -showlocation
Command-line arguments: -os macosx -ws cocoa -arch x86 -keyring /Users/maxvanpoll/.eclipse_keyring -showlocation

!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 2 0 2012-02-19 21:06:48.431
!MESSAGE The following is a complete list of bundles which are not resolved, see the prior log entry for the root cause if it exists:
!SUBENTRY 1 org.eclipse.osgi 2 0 2012-02-19 21:06:48.431
!MESSAGE Bundle com.aashishpatil.spf_1.0.0.201104182301 [1] was not resolved.
!SUBENTRY 2 com.aashishpatil.spf 2 0 2012-02-19 21:06:48.432
!MESSAGE Missing Constraint: Bundle-RequiredExecutionEnvironment: JavaSE-1.6

!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 4 0 2012-02-19 21:06:48.434
!MESSAGE Application error
!STACK 1
java.lang.RuntimeException: Application "com.aashishpatil.spf.application" could not be found in the registry. The applications available are: org.eclipse.equinox.app.error.
at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.app.EclipseAppContainer.startDefaultApp(EclipseAppContainer.java:248)
at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.app.MainApplicationLauncher.run(MainApplicationLauncher.java:29)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.runApplication(EclipseAppLauncher.java:110)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.start(EclipseAppLauncher.java:79)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:369)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:179)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:592)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.invokeFramework(Main.java:619)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.basicRun(Main.java:574)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.run(Main.java:1407)


Could you help me out?
Max

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Max -

Thanks for the error log.

The Java environment on the machine is 1.5.
Specific line from the error log -
"java.version=1.5.0_30"

The minimum required is 1.6. Specific line from the error log -
" !MESSAGE Missing Constraint: Bundle-RequiredExecutionEnvironment: JavaSE-1.6 "

Thanks,
Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

Max -

This might help. There is a chance you might have Java 1.6 on your machine but its not enabled. I googled a bit and found this. Apparently 1.6 is not enabled by default on 10.5 (Leopard).

http://adam.shand.net/archives/2009/selecting_java_version_on_mac_osx_10_5_leopard/


Thanks
Aashish

Anamator said...

Hi Aashish,

Thank you for fixing the help file. Is there a way to copy multiple files at one time vs. doing them one by one? If not, is this something that can be added to the app? I think this would be very beneficial to users.

Thank you,
Kevin

Andrew said...

Problem with paid app.

Dear Aashish,
I regularly paid WiFi Files App, but only an "evaluation" copy is on my iPad and Cloud.
What can I do?


Thanks,
Andrew

Roger said...

I am using a window 7 64 bits, but I can not install and there is an error saying that it is not a valid win 32 problem, how do it make it work? thank you.

Jared said...

On Mac OS 10.5
Sorry about this.

eclipse.buildId=unknown
java.version=1.5.0_30
java.vendor=Apple Inc.
BootLoader constants: OS=macosx, ARCH=x86, WS=cocoa, NL=en_US
Framework arguments: -keyring /Users/Jared/.eclipse_keyring -showlocation
Command-line arguments: -os macosx -ws cocoa -arch x86 -keyring /Users/Jared/.eclipse_keyring -showlocation

!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 2 0 2012-03-12 18:25:51.017
!MESSAGE The following is a complete list of bundles which are not resolved, see the prior log entry for the root cause if it exists:
!SUBENTRY 1 org.eclipse.osgi 2 0 2012-03-12 18:25:51.017
!MESSAGE Bundle com.aashishpatil.spf_1.0.0.201104182301 [1] was not resolved.
!SUBENTRY 2 com.aashishpatil.spf 2 0 2012-03-12 18:25:51.017
!MESSAGE Missing Constraint: Bundle-RequiredExecutionEnvironment: JavaSE-1.6

!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 4 0 2012-03-12 18:25:51.021
!MESSAGE Application error
!STACK 1
java.lang.RuntimeException: Application "com.aashishpatil.spf.application" could not be found in the registry. The applications available are: org.eclipse.equinox.app.error.
at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.app.EclipseAppContainer.startDefaultApp(EclipseAppContainer.java:248)
at org.eclipse.equinox.internal.app.MainApplicationLauncher.run(MainApplicationLauncher.java:29)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.runApplication(EclipseAppLauncher.java:110)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.start(EclipseAppLauncher.java:79)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:369)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:179)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:592)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.invokeFramework(Main.java:619)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.basicRun(Main.java:574)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.run(Main.java:1407)

Jared said...

Disregard my last java error dump. Snow Leopard is required for Java 1.6. Now about the desktop app; Wifi Files -> Preferences... does nothing, and is there any way to adjust the shared folders. First I thought it may have picked these up from Mac's own Shared Preference, but then no change. Any suggestions?

Unknown said...

Mac-SnowLeopard
I enter the Password, click on "Update My Information", the dots which are representing the password disappear!
iPhone recognizes iMac (Username, IP), but of course if the password can´t be updated in the desktop-App, it cannot work! I tried different passwords but it didn`t help. What can I do?

Factory on 5th Art Space 1715 5th St. said...

Downloaded the windows app. When I ran it I get an error message. Can't find companion library. How do you install this?

Seniors of New England said...

Have d/l and on ipad it has recongnises the computer but keeps saying the request has timed out.
Any suggestions?

Dunx said...

Great app, using it on the 'new ipad'. I've a quick question, should it stop the downloads when the app on the ipad is running in the background? It's a pain because I can't use the ipad for anything else whilst downloading as it stops the download.

Aashish Patil said...

Hi All -

I've posted an updated version of the desktop application that solves some connection issues. Its not a critical update for those that have this working well. If you are experiencing connection issues, its worth updating.

Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Dunx -

Unfortunately, Apple does not allow background network transfers (i.e. they don't allow apps to continue transferring data when they are not running).

Thanks,
Aashish

DRC27Wash said...

Aashish, just purchased the the "Wifi Files" app for iPad to get full use but when I click Purchase then Buy, I am told I have already purchased but the background Wifi Files screen shows "Purchase Failed - Cannot connect to iTunes Store".
I understand that no download is necessary but the app is still locked in evaluation mode. My account shows I have purchased the app. Any guidance would be grateful please.
Dave

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Dave -

Sometimes iTunes Store provides an error if you try to purchase it again.

Is the app disallowing further transfers even after the purchase? Can you try to transfer files?


Thanks,
Aashish

DRC27Wash said...

Aashish,
The error occurred during the initial purchase, while the purchase completed I suspect the error was when the software tried to become activated.

Not sure what you mean by transfers. I cannot open browse files which are on my computer and the save function still throws up the error that I have an evaluation copy.
I managed to save as a pdf from a website but I cannot view it; the same result occurs.
Regards,
Dave

Is the app disallowing further transfers even after the purchase? Can you try to transfer files?

Aashish Patil said...

Hi Dave,

After a successful purchase, the app stores a transaction id inside the app that disables evaluation mode. Either there has been some error in the app or from iTunes that has prevented saving this id due to which the app thinks its in evaluation mode.

If you don't have a lot of data in the app, delete the app (you will lose data that was saved in the app). Reinstall it from the App Store and go through the purchase process again. iTunes does not charge you again and if the process succeeds the app will get out of evaluation mode.

Unfortunately, I cannot unlock the app with an evaluation code or something like that since these are not made available by Apple for in-app purchasing and the app does not have a custom unlock process built in right now.

Thanks,
Aashish

DRC27Wash said...

Aashish,
I have already tried this but no change. I have also tried rebooting the iPad with no change. I will report the issue to the app store and see if they can assist.
Regards,
Dave

Bernard said...

This is a great app, easy to setup and use. I purchased the full product almost immediately.

Where on the iPad are the downloads saved? I'd like to add MP3 files to iTunes. Currently I can only play them via WiFiFiles. When I play them there they don't get added to iTunes/Music Player. Perhaps this is just iPad silliness.

webedelic said...

I purchased this in app and after playing it 10 times or so, the app says I bought it but have not yetbdownloaded the app and I still have a limit of transfers. What do I do? Already deleted, reinstalled and purchased again with no second charge. Please help.

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Livio Ansaldi said...

I've purchased the full version but I have not managed to download it. The answer is "Purchase failed - Impossible to connect to iTunes Store"
What have I to do!
iTunes has already charged me the purchase.
I already deleted and re-installed the app but there's no way

Pete said...

Hii!
That is a great app to me and very useful on my daily work, however I have some suggestions with regards the desktop app.
When minimized I suggest to put it on the Windows Tray. Also would be good to add an option to automatically start the app when windows starts.
For me that's all this app needs to be perfect!!

Thanks for the good work, very appreciated
Pedro

Susanne Ringhage said...

I can´t purchase the upgrade version on iTunes?? There is no button to click on for the upgrade?!

Best Regards
Sussi

PJ said...

Hi Aashish,

I have an Alert Message when trying to start WiFi Transfer.

The message is:
"The WiFi Transfer Executable launcher was unable to locate its companion shared library."

Installed on:
Macbook Pro
2.66 Intel Core i7
8GB ram
OS X Ver 10.7.4
Java Ver 5 & 6 enabled

Thanks in advance,

PJ

skrybe said...

Just trying it now, the first screen to load tells you to read the in app documentation via the "Info" button..
The "Info" button on the iPhone app leads to a MobileMe page with a "Closed" sign and the "Done" button in the top left-hand corner will not close it...

So how do I set it up??

skrybe said...

I've got it working, downloaded and saved the file I wanted to my iPhone! That's great, so now how do I buy it?

lynn said...

Hi,
The info page goes to a closed mobile me page. How do we get to the help?
When connected to a Mac from my iPhone how do I create a folder on my Mac?
How do you do batch uploads to your Mac?
Thanks, lynn

Aashish Patil said...

App has been updated fixing the issue of documentation not showing up and there is also support for unzipping Zip files and creating zip files from saved folders.

Daniel said...

I have been using WiFi Files on my iPad for a couple of years. All of a sudden it wouldn't load any files but continued find my desktop. I downloaded the latest version on my iPad and desktop, made very sure the username, password and address corresponded, restarted services, restarted machines, but still just "Loading..." and then "The request timed out." Any thoughts?

Daniel said...

Fixed it, had internet sharing switched to "Ethernet" and gave wrong IP. Works again!

Aashish Patil said...

Thanks for updating Daniel !

jw said...

nice app - works fine but can't select multiple files as far as I can tell. Transferring a photo roll is a bit of a pain one pic at a time. If I've missed a trick please let me know - otherwise as previously requested is there a chance of incorporating this functionality? Cheers Jim

Sassyius said...

I purchased this app about 2 weeks ago. I had problems with it, deleted and reinstalled it. It now is functioning properly, but it has given me the trial version and wants me to repurchase it. I downloaded it from my "purchased" page on iTunes from my ipad so it should have given me the full app that I purchased. I have contacted the iTunes store, and they have referred me to you. Can you help?

Rob965 said...

Hi there, trying to run the wififiles.exe I get ¨wifi transfer executable launcher was unable to locate its companion shared library¨. I have searched your blog and noticed you have mentioned jre, I am running jre 7 up to date. Reloaded jre 7, and still getting the message. Any suggestions? Rob

Rob965 said...

Ok so I have found a work around. I extracted the files directly in the program folder on the C: drive, not to the default. From there I was able to exe the file/program. Went to the desktop and manually created a shortcut to the file (right mouse - shortcut - browse to it) and that one seems to work. As I said, it's just a work around not a fix. Cheers, Rob

Sazabi Pop said...

nice app
but there are still some thing I would like to know how to solve
I just move a folder inside another folder accidentally, then how can I move it back, because i can't find any method.
Also is there any way to move number of files to another folder together

Aashish Patil said...

To move the file to the parent folder move it below the line which has the two dots in it.

Currently, there is no way to move multiple files.

Thanks,
Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

If you have downloaded, purchased, deleted and downloaded the app it will show in evaluation mode. To get out of this, please go through the in-app purchase process again. iTunes will not charge you again, but the app will get out of evaluation mode.

Sazabi Pop said...

I know how to move the file
but i want to know how to move the folder

Aashish Patil said...

Unfortunately, that is not supported as yet.

Sazabi Pop said...

then I think I met this bug,because my folder was moved in accidentally

Aashish Patil said...

Hi -

The bug for moving folders has been fixed in the latest release - 1.2.1 . You should now be able to move folders too.

Aashish

Luis Siles said...
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Neal Van said...

Okay - I've got the WiFi Files App I downloaded to my iPhone and to my iPad for free, then I PAID for the "real" version for both devices. $.99 for iPhone and $1.99 for iPad. Then it tells me to follow a link to your Blog. I did and it went somewhere that didn't have anything related to your App. I then did a search on my PC and finally found a link that DID bring me to the App download site. now after checking that i had the current version of Java, and everything else i should have - you App WILL NOT DOWNLOAD!!! I paid you for something that does not work. If you cannot resolve this so I can download, I WILL dispute the charge with my credit card company and iTunes as NOTHING on iTunes reflected my upgrade purchase nor was I prompted in the typical manner for every other App upgrade prior to this. I have Win 7 32-bit OS on the computer.

PLEASE FIX THIS PROBLEM ASAP - thanks.

Rob said...

I'm having trouble transferring saved files from my iphone to my PC. I either get a message saying "attempting to access a path that is not shared" or "the request timed out". Both messages occur when the status bar is full.

Rohit Peter said...

The free version of this app works only for a day. Unless you plan to use the paid version, this is a WASTE of time!. There are a lot of free and working apps in Apple App Store. Search for "wifi file transfer"

opesintl said...

Hello
After upgrading the iOS and re-installing WiFFi Files - am now unable to swap between landscape & portrait mode.

The iPad itself does rotate the screen (it's not locked), but this app will only show in portrait mode.

Can you help please?

Aashish Patil said...

It seems to be an iOS 6 issue - have fixed the rotation issue and submitted to Apple.

JT said...

I am having a problem starting up the Mac Book Pro desktop WIFI File service.

The error I am receiving is talking about the log file created by the error on startup....

Error Message:
java.lang.IllegalStateException: The platform metadata area could not be written: /Users/john/spf-data/.metadata. By default the platform writes its content
under the current working directory when the platform is launched. Use the -data parameter to
specify a different content area for the platform

archphoto said...

Thanks for making this app. I was tearing my hair out trying to figure out how to get videos on my iPad from my PC. I just got the newest iPad, and don't know if it was the best choice. It is actually hard to move files. A few suggestions I will make are to take a look at the link you have at the app store, as the link to your blog comes up blank. Fortunately, I looked for your website on the internet so I could download the PC part of the program. Also, it puts unnamed videos into the pictures folder, instead of the videos folder. I don't know if that is something the iPad can't do, or if an app could be written for it.

Thanks again.

Andres Fontanez said...

Works great for me. I am using Windows XP and Wifi Files version on this page as of this post date. Thanks.

Dave M said...

I have transferred a video to my ipad mini, it plays from within wifi files but where is it saved? I cannot find the file anywhere in the ipad??

Aashish Patil said...

Hi -

When you tap on a file, it downloads it temporarily to a cache location for viewing. If you want to keep the file (save) on your device, tap the "Save" button (the one with the disk).

Thanks,
Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

Currently, the app cannot put videos into the "Video" app on your iOS device. I'll have to check if Apple provides developers access to the the "Videos" app.

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archphoto said...

Hi Aashish -

It would be great to be able to put the videos in the videos folder.

Thanks.

David Crowson said...

How can I see the files on my iPhone from my computer?
I'm trying to transfer a long video from my iPhone to my Mac that I recorded on my iPhone, but I'm having troubles transferring it.
When I start the transfer from my phone to the Mac it says compressing video, then it just shows the video file name followed by .null and nothing ever happens...

Aashish Patil said...

Hi David -

Unfortunately, I have to use some standard Apple functionality to select a video and Apple forces a compress of the video which seems to hang for large videos.

Aashish

Aashish Patil said...

David -

I will revisit the video upload functionality though and see if something can be changed.

Aashish

MarcoP73 said...

Hi Aashish,

Great app.

One thing. I also have the desktop app running on my WinXP machine and all I try but the Broadcasting Service will not start: Starting...

Any tips ?

Thnx in advance.
Marco.

Aaron said...

Hi Aashish,
I can't figure out how to get the mp3 file i've transfered into the music app. Your app will allow me to play the original file streamed from the PC but will not play the saved file!?

Does your app truly transfer files for use on the iphone?

Aaron said...

Aashish,

I figured out how to play the mp3 file from the saved files! Is there a way to move those files into the music folder from your app?

Aaron

Aashish Patil said...

Hi -

Currently, there is no way to add mp3 files to the Music app.

On Windows, the broadcasting service does not work well as it depends on some iTunes libraries.

Aashish

wernicke said...

Dear Aashish,

I have the same problem as JT. My Mac OS is 10.5.8. Is this the reason?

Here is JT's message earlier (Dec. 18, 2012)
JT said...
I am having a problem starting up the Mac Book Pro desktop WIFI File service.

The error I am receiving is talking about the log file created by the error on startup....

Error Message:
java.lang.IllegalStateException: The platform metadata area could not be written: /Users/john/spf-data/.metadata. By default the platform writes its content
under the current working directory when the platform is launched. Use the -data parameter to
specify a different content area for the platform

MCard said...

UG!!!! Where the heck does this app save file to on the iPad????? This is driving me nuts!

Stu's Blog said...

Seemed like a really easy app to use. I installed it on my laptop and started it without a problem.
Then i went to the app and found the file and saved it. Now what? I cant see it on my ipad and nothing happens when I click on it
Thanks

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