I physically open the old iPad up and remove the HD, is there a way I can still transfer the files?
If you can remember or find a computer which you've synced it with, you can backup all of your data without being prompted for a passcode.
What sort of data are you hoping to backup?
Thanks for the reply and certain assurances about this matter. I'm really an IBM user and am not as familiar with today's Mac stuff as I should be. But on this pad are things like pics of family, etc. JPEG's I did not copy and transfer to Windows. Most importantly, a trial version of Pro Tools for DAW in deep connection with my work in the music buisness as a producer. I'm still going to purchase a new iPad 64 GB because I think it's time I got more involved with cross platforming between IBM and Mac.
Basically, I just need to be able to transfer the files into the new iPad. Where you say:
"If you can remember or find a computer which you've synced it with, you can backup all of your data without being prompted for a passcode."
Problem there is, I never got to the point of syncing with another host, etc. So, it seems to me that unless I crack the forgotten password; I'm in over my head and am most likely going to have to contact a private free lance tech and pay him to handle this for me using the kind of forensic software tools for Mac that I know those guys own and know how to use.
It's all good. Because we all never stop learning newer and better things.
Thanks again for stopping by and offering practical input!
I look forward to posting successful outcome results to you all about this when the time comes.
Edited by windummy, 22 September 2014 - 03:12 AM.