Transfer Files between iPhone, iPod and Computer

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 20, 2008
Updated • Dec 1, 2012

It is only natural that some users use their Apple iPhone or iPod Touch as a portable device that stores files. The disk space of Apple devices are definitely large enough to provide room for some additional files. Not necessarily pictures, music or other multimedia files but maybe documents or executable files that are essential to the user.

Disk Aid can transfer files between a computer running Windows or Mac OSX and an iPhone or iPod Touch. My older iPod Nano was not recognized by the software which means that it is most likely only working with the two devices mentioned above. A supported device is recognized automatically by the application. It reminds the user to install iTunes if that software is not installed on the local computer.

The application supported the usual file operations like copying files from and to the iPhone or iPod Touch, creating folders, deleting files, renaming and even copying folders with their contents.

No jailbreak is needed to use Disk Aid and the supported firmwares are 1.1.1 to 1.1.4. Great software if you have an iPhone or iPod Touch.

Update: Note that there is a free and paid version of DiskAid available. The free version lets you do the following:

  • Transfer files to apps
  • Access system files
  • Transfer camera roll photos
  • Advanced features

The registered version that is available for a price adds the following set of features:

  • Copy music and videos
  • Copy SMS, contacts, voicemail and other data

The developers are currently preparing to release DiskAid 6. To use any version of the program do the following in the right order. Start the program after you have downloaded and installed it on your computer. When it is started, connect your Apple device using the USB cable. It should be automatically recognized by the application so that you can start the file transfers.


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  1. Kevin Evans said on June 21, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I am considering purchasing Disk Aid or iStick this week, a hard choice I’d say.
    Does Disk Aid requires iTunes installed, cause iStick doesn’t…

    BTW check it out! Make sure to type in Softorino before iStick.

  2. Alex said on June 19, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Besides using DiskAid, here’s another solution: iTransfer.
    It’s easy to transfer files from iPhone to PC with this tool.
    Get more details here:

  3. N said on November 6, 2012 at 11:36 am


  4. Rabindra said on November 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I want to direct copy from computer to I phone

  5. Linsey Olowe said on February 26, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I want to enter the Hunger Games giveaway Thank you so much!

  6. richerdey said on August 29, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Why not you can easily transfer your word or excel files from your computer to your iPhone as well as you can also transfer your music and videos into your iPhone. You can use iPhone data transfer application to send data into iPhone.

  7. Blabla said on April 19, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    can i transfer mail attachments(for example word or excel files) from iphone to computer ????

  8. DARPER said on February 12, 2011 at 3:36 am

    Can I tranfer audio recorded by the voice recording feature from my iphone???
    I have vital recordings of thoughts n work related notes & I really need them!!!

  9. Balqis said on February 9, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I have done mine successfully..
    read may help you

  10. GL1TCH3D said on November 27, 2010 at 2:49 am

    I’m probably blind but… Where is the download link?

  11. mel said on January 20, 2010 at 4:23 am

    i have diskaid for my itouch. it is not jailbroken…i just don’t get how to use it? where are folders that i copied to my i touch?

    1. sellabuf said on April 13, 2010 at 1:46 pm

      well, if u want to see ur folder, u can’t do it directly via ur itouch. if u wanna see ur folders, u need to have FileAid in order to do it.

  12. Anonymous said on October 7, 2009 at 12:24 am


    can i copy excel sheets from iphone to my computer? my screen broke and i have some excel sheets in my iphone that i need to copy to my computer.

    Is that possible with this application?

    1. sellabuf said on December 27, 2009 at 9:04 am

      you can use FileApp

  13. manoj said on August 23, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    if we copyed the files to iphone means then in iphone were we can see this files pls tell me as possible as u can because tomorrow is my exam that wise pls make it fast sir

  14. Stew said on June 27, 2009 at 12:45 am

    I’m looking for a device that will let me transfer files from an SD card directly to my iTouch’s disk. I want to back up the photos from my digicam’s memory card to my iTouch. If you find such a device could you please blog about it?



  15. loganathan said on May 1, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Please help me, how to transfer the data from iphone simulator to another windows machine……………………………
    Please Help Me Sir…………..


  16. dunkwu said on March 14, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    i luv it so much

  17. Mr. Piyush Khatri said on August 29, 2008 at 10:36 am

    i would like to download music from macbook to iphone using USB cable.

    kindly help or give details.


    piyush khatri

  18. Enrique said on July 7, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Thank you for the post. Disk Aid seems like a very useful app. I am considering getting an iPhone, but I need to be able to transfer files from my macbook to the iPhone (disk aid) and then use the iPhone and a web based email account to email the file elsewhere. Can the iPhone browse the file system created on the iPhone and attach files to web based email?

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