iDisk files are blank in Windows 2000

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  1. luke.111 macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2005
    I hope some of you can help me. I rely heavily on iDisk to keep my projects synchronized between home and work. At work I use a PC running Windows 2000 and access my iDisk throught the "Map Network Drive..." feature. More and more frequently, when I open a Word or Excel file from my iDisk at work, the file is just blank. For example, in Word it will say at the bottom "0 characters" or whatever, and in Excel all the cells will be blank although, curiously, the worksheet names still show up. I've tried deleting the network drive, then "Mapping" it again, but that doesn't help.

    Regardless of these problems, the files always show up fine on my PowerBook at home.

    Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions.
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Do other file types exhibit this behavior? How about PowerPoint documents? If other file types besides the ones you listed do this, that suggests the cause is that the documents, for whatever reason, aren't completely uploading to the iDisk when you put them on.

    If only Office documents are affected, that suggests a packaging issue is to blame (for example, loss of resource forks, which should not be an issue in your case). Try compressing the documents on your PowerBook, then decompressing them on your Windows 2000 PC.

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