.Mac file sharing

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Solafaa, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. Solafaa macrumors 6502a

    Solafaa

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    I have a friend who i email everyday with funny movies/pics extra. I found this very funny movie clip which is 60MB and i would like to know how i could upload it to .mac and give him a link so that he could download it.

    Never used .Mac (except for email) and i have no idea what to do. Thanks.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Your friend will need the .mac utility found here

    Woof, Woof - Dawg
     
  3. Solafaa thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Solafaa

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    Can i just give him a link and he just downloads the file? dose he need iDisk?
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    The utility will work for him; place the file in your Public folder and make sure it either has no password protection or that he knows the password.

    Edit: go to www.mac.com, log in, go to "HomePage" tab, you'll see the settings there.
     
  5. annk Administrator

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    I don't understand why the person on the other end would need a utility.

    I've used my .mac membership to put files for download on my server space, and all I've had to do is send them the link that comes up at the end of the process. A window that facilitates sending people an e-mail to let them know about the site even comes up - you just have to choose the design and type in the mail addresses.

    I haven't done this much, but the little I've done has worked this way, if I'm remembering everything right.

    So what's the deal with the utility??
     
  6. Solafaa thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Solafaa

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    I just did that and it works :) thanks.

    I just uploaded the file and send a link to my friend.
     
  7. aricher macrumors 68020

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    Used to be they needed a utility - Apple has fixed this. I know there are cheaper alternatives to .Mac but I actually ended up buying MORE space - the ease of use and tight integration with the iApps sold me. I'm hoping that the PC users I've sold on the Mac Mini will give .Mac a try - and give me the discount on renewal in the process. :)
     
  8. varmit macrumors 68000

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    If you want to, just put it in your Sites folder of your iDisk, and he can get it from there. by going to http://homepage.mac.com/yourusername
     

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