Hi, I have the latest macbook without any USB option (only one thunderbolt is available). How can I upload a FM file from my macbook to my iPhone? And how can i get out back onto the macbook as the normal USB connection ist not available?
You can use icloud or dropbox. To copy to your device from icloud or dropbox using FMGo 15.
1. In FMGo select the device icon, to display files on the device.
2. Select the icon that looks like folder with and down arrow.
3. It will default to icloud drive. Select locations to select dropbox
4. Then select the database.
I've found AirDrop to be the fastest way to transfer data between a Mac and an iOS device.
Thanks, sound good - but: look at the screenshot. I cannot get access to the iCloud to load any FM file...
Is there a limitation of size? With Airdrop or iCloud? E.g. a file of 1 GB?
The method I suggest above requires FMGo 15.
iCloud has a storage limit based on your account, but 1GB shouldn't be a problem if you aren't using it for much else.
AirDrop does not have a file size limit.
Air Drop is a good way to go if the device is local. If the devices are not local or for other needed reasons I will email the file to an address that is accessible to the device. As well I sometimes I upload the file via FTP to a web server and email a link to the file.
I prefer dropbox, which you have the option of a free 3gb account. You can access your files anywhere with internet connection and you can download so you can access the file without internet access.
Dropbox is also great place to backup your backup files.
Here is a refer a link. https://db.tt/vGFUPrKK
I have had some issues with DropBox damaging files with whatever compression it uses. I believe others have as well. I transfer files with dropbox, but I always zip them first and that seems to work.
I have not had any issue using dropbox nor has dropbox damage any file. If it had anything to do with Dropbox compression then it would happen in the zip file just the same.
Zipping the files does not protect the file doing a binary diff which is what dropbox does. If it was the compression that dropbox does then it would get corrupt even in a zip file.
The misconception is users opening the file at the same time from dropbox, which can't be done. It actually opens the file from the local drive. You can end up with incorrect data in your files if two user use the same file at the same time. The users will be using the local copy from there computer. When both machine sync to dropbox the file with the most recent date becomes the main file. If two files try to sync at the same time you will end up with a conflicted copy in your dropbox. Multiple copies without the correct data.
I use iCloud folders for this with FMGo15. Also sent as email attachments back and forth prior to v15.
(I wish Apple Messages supported .FMP12 file attachments like it does PDFs, allowing opening by compatible apps.)
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