iTools Question

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Falleron, Mar 9, 2002.

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    Falleron

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    Hi

    I am trying to share files with iDisk. However, I get to the point where you get the icon on the desktop but cant drag and drop files onto it because it tells me I dont have enough access privaledges!! What am I doing wrong?? (I am logged in as admin for OSX).

    Any Ideas??

    Thanks
     
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    IndyGopher

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    Re: iTools Question

    You can't write to the root level of your iDisk. Open the iDisk folder, and choose a subfolder to put the files in.
     
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    Falleron

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    Ok, so I need to open the icon on the desktop and create a folder in there? If thats the case, I get the same message saying that I dont have enough access privaledges!

    I must be doing something wrong but sure what!
     
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    You can't create new folders in the iDisk. You have to drop your files in one of the existing folders. And if you want, you can add sub-folders to these existing folders too.
     
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    Falleron

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    Are the existing folders that you are talking about found inside the icon that appears on the desktop??? I dont have anything in there. Where do I find the existing folders? I must be having a Thick moment!!
     
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    IndyGopher

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    Inside the iDisk folder you should see the following:

    About your iDisk (file)
    Documents (folder)
    Movies (folder)
    Music (folder)
    Pictures (folder)
    Public (folder)
    Sites (folder)
    Software (folder)

    If you don't see at least that, then there is a problem with your connection to your iDisk. There is a fair amount of latency when accessing it, you should see the spinning beachball (until Apple gets that threaded) when you open the iDisk folder on your desktop.
     
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    Falleron

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    I have a problem then. I get the spinning ball when opening the icon on the desktop but there is nothing in the folder!!!
     
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    MacAztec

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    Public?

    Use your Public folder to share, the rest are for saving.
     
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    Falleron

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    In my iDisk icon that appears on the desktop there are none of the following folders (No Public Folder):

    About your iDisk (file)
    Documents (folder)
    Movies (folder)
    Music (folder)
    Pictures (folder)
    Public (folder)
    Sites (folder)
    Software (folder)

    Can you upload from the Apple Web site?
     
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    cleo

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    on a related note...

    Is it possible to create a "drop box" of sorts in my iDisk (probably in the Public folder?) so someone can upload files to it, either with or without a password? (If the person I am sharing with uses a Mac, then of course they can put the files in their public folder - but I'm looking for a solution for someone who doesn't use a Mac - and a drop box seems to make the most sense).
     

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