I wrote previously about iPhoneBrowser, this neat little piece of software program that means that you can browse and manipulate your iPhone recordsdata with out jailbreaking it. After updating to 2.0, iPhoneBrowser didn’t work anymore so I kinda forgot about it till as we speak.

I checked the Google Code web page of iPhoneBrowser and realized it was lately up to date so I made a decision to obtain it once more. Boy, it’s pretty much as good as ever! I like iPhoneBrowser for one good purpose: it’s a lot quicker than SSH. When utilizing SSH, it’s a must to activate SSH in your iPhone and open WinSCP in your PC whereas you simply have to open iPhoneBrowser and plug in your iPhone to entry your recordsdata when utilizing iPhoneBrowser. Moreover, downloading a big file from the iPhone to your laptop is way quicker utilizing iPhoneBrowser too because it transfers the file by the USB port of your laptop. One factor SSH does that iPhoneBrowser doesn’t is allow you to change the file properties. For instance, if you wish to set completely different properties for a file, you’ll have to use SSH. Not a giant deal as I personally don’t contact file properties fairly often.

So what are you able to do with iPhoneBrowser?

  • drag and drop importing to our telephone
  • automated and guide backups of recordsdata in your telephone
  • previews of textual content and film recordsdata and really cool icons
  • create “favourite” path to your most used places

From the iPhoneBrowser web page:


To make use of, plug in your iPhone and run iPhoneBrowser. The display ought to present up with a list of your folders on the left. As soon as a folder is chosen, the recordsdata present up on the higher proper. Choose a file to see the contents within the decrease proper. Proper-click a file or group of recordsdata to see a menu describing your completely different choices, Save As, Backup File, Restore File (not but applied), Substitute File and Delete File. It’s also possible to drag and drop recordsdata or folders into the file window to add them to that folder.

Be sure to have at the very least V7.3.1 of iTunes put in. Should you nonetheless get errors, be sure you have the Manzana.dll and iTunesMobileDevice.dll in the identical listing as iPhoneBrowser.exe.

Connecting your iPhone

You need to use it with or with out jailbreaking your telephone, however in the event you don’t jailbreak, you received’t get very far! A locked iPhone principally has a small space of folders known as a sandbox to work with.

Computerized Preview

If the file you chose is a text-based file, the textual content of the file will routinely be proven within the decrease proper preview space. Typically particular characters will not be proven correctly, nevertheless it provides you an concept of what knowledge is within the file. If you choose an image file, that preview is routinely loaded in the identical space. Apple formatted PNG recordsdata do present within the preview. Deciding on audio recordsdata will play audio. Recordsdata are solely previewed if < 10MB.

Drag and Drop

You may drag and drop recordsdata into the file window to add them to the chosen folder within the tree on the left. You may drop a number of recordsdata or folders as properly. If there may be an current file with the identical identify within the listing, it will likely be overwritten in your telephone, however a backup copy is made routinely first.

Save As

This menu merchandise will immediate you to avoid wasting the file in a location of your selecting. The file is downloaded off of your telephone and saved with no matter filename and site you select. PNG recordsdata will optionally be transformed from Apple format to straightforward PNG format.

Backup File

Backups are created with the identical listing construction as on the telephone, however in a folder named “BACKUPS..”. This lets you save a number of model of the identical file, and means that you can manually restore to a earlier model of the file. Choose Backup File to create a backup of the file(s) at the moment chosen in your iPhone. Choose View Backups to open a home windows explorer window of the folder the place backup folders are saved.

Substitute File

This perform means that you can substitute a file in your iPhone with one you choose out of your laptop, backing up the unique earlier than changing. This system will routinely rename the file to overwrite the file on the telephone. For instance, you possibly can substitute an “icon.png” saved in your telephone with “MyCalculatorIcon.png” out of your laptop. The system will routinely backup the icon.png from the telephone, after which add your MyCalculatorIcon.png as icon.jpg.

Delete File

Deciding on this deletes the file off of your telephone after affirmation. The system will routinely backup the file earlier than deleting.

View Backups

Choose View Backups to open a home windows explorer window of the folder the place backups are saved.

Go right here to obtain iPhoneBrowser.

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