Is iDisk now history ? Or am I heading for a fall ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gastrocnemius, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. gastrocnemius macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
    Cape Town
    I have been travelling for a while, so largely missed the upheaval surrounding mobile me.

    I also bought an iMac yesterday and spent a happy day transfering files, addresses, applications, tunes etc over from my existing Macbook (with reference to the excellent advice on this forum - Thanks)

    I seem to be able to access mobileme from both machines by visiting and logging in with my .mac username and password.

    However, when I click on the iDisk icon in the Finder, I get a message:

    Your .mac account is not set up. Would you like to open .mac Preferences and set it up now?

    When I do this i can see that I am logged in wih my username, and can also see my account details etc.

    However. It is not possible for me to use the 'sync' function as all options a greyed out.

    Intuitively, it seems to me that I no longer need this functionality as it all appears to be there via mobile me.


    But if so, why is the iDisk Icon still in my finder. Is it now just an historic artefact, or should I be still be able to use this function?


    iMac 20" 3Gb 667 Mhz - OS X 10.5
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Whilst this will be no help to you iDisk is still working fine for me, it just has a new icon in the Finder (a purple removable drive with a white cloud on it)...
  3. me_94501 macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2003
    Run Software Update if you haven't already; there was an update pushed out a week or two ago to MobileMe-ize OS X. Not sure if the changes were just skin deep or what, though.
  4. gastrocnemius thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
    Cape Town
    Update - Now syncing, but still no cloud

    Software update done. Still no cloud icon (just the iDisk icon).

    However, the good news is I can now sync calendars and address book, so I am happy.

    I think this was beacuse I logged into iDisk with my '' rather than just 'username' (which is who(m) the software was telling me I was)

    For the record, Mail happily synchronised itself straight out of the box (ie when I switched my machine on for the first time.

    So (somewhat unsatisfactorily) the problem is fixed, but I am not sure why.

    And where is my cloud ?
  5. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    There's a little cloud on the iDisk's drive icon in the Sidebar, as well as the dot Mac icon in System Preferences changing to the Mobile Me cloud icon.

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  6. max1018 macrumors member


    Dec 28, 2007
    My system updated the .Mac pref pane to MobileMe after I clicked it. If you wait for a bit a message pops up prompting an upgrade and it downloaded the new MobileMe software. Meanwhile, the pref pane automatically updated itself as the message came up.

    I'm not a MobileMe user though, I was just checking around.

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