transfering files to idisk

Discussion in 'iMac' started by glocke12, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. glocke12 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2008
    Ive been trying to transfer some music files, around 200 mb in size to idisk. The little copy window shows up, and the message ends up saying

    "copied: 224 mb of 224 mb (closing file...)-Please Wait"

    This will stay on until I power down the imac (forced powered down)..The file never ends up transfered either.

    Any ideas what is going on? Are these files too large to transfer?
  2. billmister macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2007
    I hope someone answers this questions... It's happening to me as well.. I wonder what's going on...
  3. AustinD macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2008
    I second this post. I gave up on using idisk for school after anything larger than a pages doc would not finish copying.
  4. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2003
    Are you guys actually giving it time to upload the file??? Alot of times iDisk will make it look like its copied almost immediately, going from 0 to 99% very quickly, even with large files.
  5. AustinD macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2008
    The small files I would transfer would be uploaded fairly quickly, but the larger files i left up for a good hour or so just to see if they would do anything else.
  6. uberjason macrumors member


    Apr 27, 2007
    Woodbury, MN
    What type file is it? I have a similar problem but only with files with a .pkg extension. However if I zip them up (archive) the folder/file hence changing the extension to .zip the file will complete upload to idisk. Hope that helps.

  7. jofallon macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2005
    transferring files to iDisk

    I've tried transferring files several times and never gotten past the (closing file) step. Doesn't matter how many hours I wait (over 12 in some cases).
  8. jgcaldwell macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2008
    See this thread:

    I found the following particularly helpful in checking to see if a file transfer is really occurring: "To check your [upload] speed use 'Activity Monitor' application found in your 'Utility's' folder. Launch the application and there will be a 'Network' pane with statistics on your upload speed, which is 'Data sent / sec'."

    When I did that I discovered a 651 MB file had only transferred about 486 MB about two hours after I started copying the file to iDisk. I'm still waiting as I write this. I too thought my system had "hung" when I tried to copy the file to iDisk last night and gave up after a couple of hours. According to the Network tab under the Activity Monitor, my upload speed is averaging around 62 KB/sec., extremely slow.

    Apple also confirms this:
  9. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    I gave up on iDisk a long time ago. Absolutely worthless for anything larger than a few K in size IMHO. I really wish that Apple would make it useful.
  10. Senor360 macrumors regular


    Nov 20, 2007
    Toast it!!

    I love my Toast Titanium. Use it for all my copying/burning needs.

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