Mobileme just wiped my iDisk!!!!!!!!!!!! wtf?

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  1. ADS macrumors newbie

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    Just came back to computer after 4-5 hours to find my entire documents folder deleted....... I hadn't tried to move anything to the trash..... just left the thing running.... came back to nothing! Any ideas anyone? :mad:
     
  2. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a

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    I have had the same thing happen... Now I backup my iDisk nightly. Have you checked your iDisk online to see if your info is there?
     
  3. Let's Sekuhara! macrumors 6502

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    WOW! Data loss at the hands of MM...now THAT is unacceptable.

    Sometimes I feel like MobileMe is a collection of unstable technologies all rolled into one premium package. :mad:
     
  4. Maxington macrumors 6502

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    Make sure you use their online chat AND GET A CASE# then when you email it will be easier to follow-up. I did and finally got my case resolved after $40 days of being locked out of one of my sub-accounts.
     
  5. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a

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    This one sorta reminds me of (years ago) when my little brother was crying, he had a big lump on his head... My older brother (with hammer in hand) said " I didn't hit him in the head with a hammer"...
     
  6. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    Scary stuff indeed. Can you back up your iDisk contents to through Time Machine?
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I'd like to know this. If Time Machine does back up iDisk, how do you access it through TM?
     
  8. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a

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    If you have "local iDisk" turned ON then the contents of your iDisk is saved on your Mac as a "Sparse Disk Image Bundle". It is found in your home / library / filesync folder and therefore time machine would be backing up your iDisk (though for most, not in a useable way)...

    If you do not have "local iDisk turned on" then you are depending on Apple to keep your stuff safe...

    There are workarounds... I use SuperDuper to backup my local iDisk to a partition of an external drive every night. This has saved me a number of times when iDisk goes haywire...

    Hope this helps...
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Is "local iDisk" turned ON the same as "iDisk Sync" turned ON (Update: Automatically) under MobileMe in System Pref?
     
  10. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it is. When you "Start" or turn on local iDisk you are creating a local copy of your iDisk on your computer for use when you do not have an internet connection.
     

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