Windows iDisk Utility for XP - I need a very small favor

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  1. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    I need someone to download and install the iDisk Utility for Windows XP (http://www.mac.com/1/iDiskUtility_WindowsXP.zip) install it (A PC is needed of course), and e-mail me the contents it installs into the selected folder (including the .exe file). I can't install the program on these school computers but, I need to access a file that's on my iDisk but I can't.

    I can't use the Windows' Network Places to create a Web folder since it's restricted. I've done this before but, I can't do it now since the computer won't even let me install the program, plus I forgot my USB flash drive at home. When you install the iDisk utility for XP it basically decompresses itself in a folder, I just need the files from that folder - they can be in a .zip file it's ok. But, I need them to be e-mailed to me.

    If anyone can do this for me I'll be very happy...thanks! :D

    E-mail: ibook238 *the at symbol* mac *d0t* com (hope those spam bots don't get it ;))
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Can you map a network drive? If you can, I'm pretty sure you can just put the network path as \\idisk.mac.com\username and it will connect to it.
     
  3. LimeiBook86 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Nah I can't I've tried everything, I've even tried a few tricks like opening IE and going to 'File Open', and trying to select "Open as Web Folder"....sadly the web folder option has been restricted! Ugh... I hate restricted Windows machines :p

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    Sweet... worked for me!

    Uh, sorry Limey, I know its your thread and your problem, but thanks for the tip E

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    We need a crying emoticon right about now :(

    Can you d/l the utility, install it and send me the files? :D?
     
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    I'd help out, but I can't work with the iDisk utility on my work computer either.

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  7. LimeiBook86 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks for trying anyway! :)
     
  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Uh... I could map to your iDisk drive and download your file and mail it to you...

    Just send me you username and password <grin>

    Sorry, I know it is a pain in the arse.

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    It's 17mb file so that won't work. Darn...I'd use AIM to ask a friend but they block the AIM ports here, Yahoo won't work because I can't install it. MSN messenger works but I have no friends on there! Even the Java version of AIM and Yahoo don't work. When I get home I'm installing the iDisk Utility on my USB drive and gluing it to my notebook! ;) *sigh* :rolleyes:
     
  11. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    It looks like the address you entered is not right. From command prompt (Start > run > "cmd {return}), try this.
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    net use * \\idisk.mac.com\ibook238 * /user:ibook238
     
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    I can't use the Run command *restricted* :(

    The address was typed in right, Explorer is just acting dumb :p
     
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    If you can use Task Manager, you may be able to start cmd from there. Press ctrl+shift+escape to bring up task manager, then go file > new process and type cmd. worth a shot :eek:
     
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    Wow, I'm learning a lot in this thread... that worked for me too!
    And I though MY company was restrictive in their computers. I never thought I would be able to network into my iDrive! Awesome!

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  16. LimeiBook86 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I highly doubt that, this is a big school and everything is stored on the newtork, by the time it would take for them to unrestrict me (as if that would actually ever happen) I'd be home and installing the utility to my USB drive:p

    I might be leaving soon but if anyone can still help I'd be happy :D
     
  17. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Seriously, depending on how bad you need the file, maybe you could let E into your account with the password, and then change the password later.

    You say the file is 17mb, but could it be zipped, sliced and diced to be put in smaller chunks and sent to gmail or something?

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    OMG what exactly can you use on the computer's :p

    Like I said go and see the network administrator to access the iDisk by e's method.
     
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    Network administrators are so paranoid about worms and viruses that they restrict everything so that the technology you have is useless. And they are almost always unsympathetic to Mac users.

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  20. LimeiBook86 thread starter macrumors 604

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    On these computers we can use USB drive, use our own mice from home, we have all these Adobe programs (since this is a Graphic Design course) and we can do a lot of things. Heck I even ran Firefox off of my USB drive, but that's at home (That'll teach me to never forget it again). Oh well, I think I'll be here for another 45 min more since I have another project to do.

    Now doesn't everyone love Windows? :D :p

    Yeah I'd imagine a converstaion with them would go over well. Me: "Well I need to access a file off my iDisk..." Admin: "Mac use eh?" *kicked out*
     
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    Sorry Limey, I can't believe that nobody was able to chime in and actually help with your original request.

    Great work E, even though he wasn't able to use it. Your expertise is invaluable on MR.

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    OK, I give up [​IMG]. Jesus, that's some seriously paranoid admins you've got there.
     
  23. LimeiBook86 thread starter macrumors 604

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    This very small favor turned into one big pile of problems, hahaha :rolleyes:
     
  24. petej macrumors regular

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    Alternatives for starting a command shell
    Find the cmd.exe command in c:\windows\system32 and double click on it assuming you are allowed to browse files in system32

    or
    From an excel macro:

    Public Sub gocmd()
    Shell "c:\windows\system32\cmd"
    End Sub


    or create a new shortcut somwhere and put c:\windows\systme32\cmd as the target of the shortcut.
     
  25. LimeiBook86 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I can get into the system32 folder but, unfortunetly the shortcut didn't work as well as I had hoped :(
     

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