question with adium

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by OrangeCuse44, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

    OrangeCuse44

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    Just wondering if it is possible to send a buddy an entire folder of files via adium? If not, what would be my next best option to do this?
     
  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    IIRC Adium 1.0 beta can do that. If not then your next best option is zipping the folder then sending it.
     
  3. OrangeCuse44 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Is there a reason you don't want to zip it?

    1) The zip file will be smaller and therefore travel faster.

    2) Less chance of one or two files failing to transfer for some random reason.

    3) It takes a second to zip it. Select the folder, ctrl-click or right-click, select Create Archive. Wham.
     
  5. OrangeCuse44 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    the person im trying to send this to isnt very computer savvy so i wanted just to send the folder itself rather than explain the whole zip thing...so it cant be done?
     
  6. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    Just use send file (right click on user's name to access this) and select a folder instead of a file. It should work.

    Also, I'm using the previously mentioned beta (which can be found at beta.adiumx.com ), but it should be the same for .89 (or whatever the non-beta is at this point).
     
  7. OrangeCuse44 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    nah that doesnt work...only allows you to select a single file, unless im missing something here...
     
  8. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a

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    im pretty sure you can send files via adium, i dont know about folders but files: yes
     
  9. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, I just checked and you're right. Sorry for the misinformation.

    Sending a zip should work. Your computer illiterate friend would just double click it anyway.
     
  10. Maxwell Smart macrumors 6502a

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  11. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    Try dragging and dropping the folder to the chat window then hit enter.
     
  12. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    Just explain that all they have to do is double-click the .zip file to open it!
     

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