View Full Version : From Apple Support: Sorry Its NO File Sharing Either!

Apple Ink
Jul 13, 2008, 11:12 PM
I got this from the Apple Support:

My name is Mike from the MobileMe Support team and thank you for your inquiry about iDisk File Sharing. This feature is not currently available with MobileMe.

When MobileMe was announced, iDisk File Sharing was mentioned as a feature; however, the MobileMe webpage noted that all features listed on that page were subject to change. When MobileMe was released on July 10, 2008, iDisk File Sharing was not included. I apologize for any inconvenience.

However, you can certainly use the Public folder of your iDisk to share files. You can access your Public folder through the new MobileMe interface. The new Internet address (URL) for iDisk Public folders is this:


For more information about sharing your files using iDisk, please review this article:

Using your iDisk to share files

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you. You may receive an AppleCare survey email; any feedback you provide would be greatly appreciated.

Have a wonderful day!


MobileMe Support

UPDATED : The website now clarifies the feature as 'coming soon'! MMe support say they have NO IDEA.

Jul 13, 2008, 11:16 PM
Apple needs to fix this. Monday morning I want an announcement about the status of online services and what's going on with the 2 missing features.

Jul 14, 2008, 12:25 PM
That stinks. I was looking forward to this feature as well. Guess we should have known Apple will do whatever it wants.

Jul 14, 2008, 01:03 PM
Before you hang yourself, read the website, it now says COMING SOON, so it didnt SHIP with mobile me, its being added after, many threads on this now

Apple Ink
Jul 14, 2008, 09:13 PM
Ah yes.... seemingly they've updated the site (4 days later) to mention It'll come soon! When I asked the MMe support, some Jessie reported as she had no clue!

Jul 15, 2008, 05:41 AM
Now you see the problem I have with the Apple announcement at Post 1 is this.

MobileMe is supposed to be an "upgrade". Now I reckon an upgrade means that I get to keep all the good stuff I had but now get even more good stuff.

So instead of making it explicit that MobileMe would not support file sharing they announce it by omission. That is a dreadful way of doing business. I rely on password protected file sharing for some of my business. It's not top secret or really commercially sensitive - it is just good business practice to ensure that only my clients have easy access to the stuff. (I know that I can password my public folder - but what I had before was a public folder I could share and "private" file sharing which I could control. Apple has succeeded in messing up all those pages - and a Public iDisk is no substitute. The announcement that something is coming soon looks like a panic reaction to the mess they have made.