.Mac and iDisk

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Morod, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Morod macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Hi,
    I've set up a schedule to back up certain things (documents folder, pictures folder, personal data & settings) to iDisk. These uploads are occurring. So when I go to ,Mac and open iDisk to view my backups, all I see are empty folders, except for a couple of pictures I manually uploaded. Any ideas? I am assuming that iDisk is where the uploads are going to, correct?
    Morod
     
  2. mrklaw macrumors 65816

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    if you're using the backup app that comes with .mac, then the files should be in the 'backup' folder on the idisk. But I don't think they appear as browseable files, just as special 'backup' files.

    I copied my documents to the 'documents' folder on idisk separately. I'd be interested to know if there was a way to do that automatically - say once a week. I don't want to do the local copy of idisk thing as I'd rather keep my docs in the documents folder on my HDD
     
  3. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Thanks for the info, mrklaw. I might wind up doing what you're presently doing. As for what you want to do, could Automater help with that? I don't know as I've never used Automater. I will now go check the "backup" folder and see what's there.
    Morod
    ON EDIT: This site and the people here are such a great resource. The files are in the "backup" folder as you said. Perfect. Hopefully I will never need them, but if I do I will then figure out how to transfer them back to my computer.
     

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