How do we get into an iphone?
I will use something like this script below though I have not actually ran this yet. I tried to do a web searching from others that want to powershell into an iphone from a pc; but, I find nothing easy. One results comes back from 2011 where the poster was scoffed at. Not many back then had an iphone and wanted to powershell into it from a pc.
I do not have a way to test this like a -Whatif. I am not willing to try this without some assurance from others that have gone this route. I have tried:
cd ‘This PC\Apple iPhone\Internal Storage\DCIM’
cd : Cannot find path ‘C:\WINDOWS\system32\This PC\Apple iPhone\Internal Storage\DCIM’ because it does not exist.
I know this was odd trying it but the iphone does not show up like a drive so what to do and this was just a first test in case it was that obvious.
The script I want to build will start something like this:
Get-ChildItem -Path ‘This PC\Apple iPhone\Internal Storage\DCIM’ -Recurse -Directory -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Select-Object FullName
On the iphone there is a folder the DCIM folder; it is a pictures folder.
What I am trying to do is roll through every folder in the DCIM folder on the iphone and compare them to the folder I created by copy and paste those same photos onto this pc.
I can set two explorer windows side by side and see any of the slightest deviations between the two locations in an instance. Or I can set the two explorer windows one on top of the other and alt-tab back and forth and really see the slightest discrepency in a heartbeat.
Because there is no microsoft native way to set the view to details on the DCIM folder or any of the folders in it I intend to do that, before I sift through 100 gb of photos.
I know this is not the way most people are going to attempt this; but, I am! You see I need to do it this way for several reasons. There are a set of files in apple called AAE and I want to make sure they get copied even though microsoft is incapable of opening them. I also want to be able to do a side by side comparison so I can experiment with adding features to this tool I am going to build. I also want to do the side by side because it will be so much easier to experiment and find out than try to return some obscure web results. I already did a mock-up of this side by side comparison, fighting to set the arrangements the same between the two locations; and, it was wonderful and very fast and I can guarantee the work 100%!
Why details view is better than icons? Loading the icons displaces the files set across a much larger page area whereas setting the view to details we can jam many more files into the same page, thus shrinking the page area, and thus the side by side becomes very effective.
I will add enhancements to this tool that set the columns of the details view to a specific arrangement. This one thing that can not be done with the other views, setting columns, is just another reason to use the details view. Specifically, I want to set the columns like:
- Name, Date Created, Date Modified, Size, Type. No other arrangement makes since to me; yet, the microsoft software will not allow me to set this specific arrangement across the computer in one instance. I have been setting the arrangement everytime I open another folder. Again, once all the arrangement has been set properly viewing/ comparing the files/ folders becomes incredibly fast. I can create a script that would be faster but how do any of us know that the script is bullet-proof unless we can observe it on a large data-set?
O.k. I want to thank you for your time in advance. I really appreciate any pointer in the right direction.