iDisk help! Are files that are transferred to iDisk "safe"

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by julianna1973, May 28, 2010.

  1. julianna1973 macrumors 6502


    Oct 14, 2008
    Im clearing off my old iMac & making sure I have got the files I want to keep. Im using iDisk for the first time for this.

    I have looked at the files on iDisk on my laptop & they are listed but then ask if i want to download? Can i safely delete my files from there original location on my imac?

    Also. i have added some more files but idisk sync is failing & only shows on the idisk imac files..what can i do to fix the sync?
  2. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    If you have iDisk "sync" turned on (in syst prefs / MobileMe / iDisk) then if you delete the files on your local iDisk (on your Mac) then your iDisk will sync and they will be removed from your iDisk in MobileMe (on Apple's servers). So don't delete them is you need them...

    If you are not sure about the status of your iDisk or not clear on how it works then I wouldn't use it for backup. Use an external drive for your mac transition.

    As far as your files being safe on your iDisk, they are as safe as anything else in the cloud. Do you have a really good password?
  3. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    This has already been discussed in the past, but do you really want to trust a "cloud" server to be the sole back up for your data?

    Given how cheap external drives are why not just back it up at home.

    (I do use iDisk, but this is more so I have access a lot of files road, and I'm prone to loosing things such as flash drives.)
  4. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    I use:
    • SuperDuper - best of these
    • TimeMachine
    • Dropbox
    • Apple Backup
    • Chronosync
    • iDisk - my least of these

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