On a jailbroken iPad, I was looking for a way to access a particular PDF from iBooks. The files reside in /var/mobile/Media/Books, so basically I was looking for a way to find the random filename of a particular book. Is there any method?

  • This site works better if the question doesn't already contain the answer. I've removed it from your edit, can you please add it again as a answer on its own? – nohillside Sep 16 '13 at 13:04

There are various files (.plists residing in /var/mobile/Media/Books), but the only one that seemed up to date also regarding renamed titles was


This file can be opened with iFile's SQLite Editor and under the Key ZBKBOOKINFO there's the mapping between filenames and book/pdf titles.

  • exactly. I had this in my combined question and answer after finding out that I wasn't allowed to answer my own question immediately. Then I was too lazy to separate it later ヽ(´ー`)┌ – Phantrast Sep 30 '13 at 16:41

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