what are iDisk's music, photo, movie folders for?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by GregA, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. GregA macrumors 65816

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    I've used iDisk here and there, and have had a few issues with it though it's worked by and large. I basically only use the document folder.

    I was just wondering why it has folders for music, photo etc, just like the home directory on a Mac (I haven't used it recently.. hope I'm remembering right!). It can't be used as a home directory right?
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    No, it cannot be your home directory. However, maybe someone would want to store music, photos, and movies on their iDisk...
     
  3. GregA thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So back to... why the layout?
    It looks like the photos that I publish are placed into the iDisk photo folder. But what about music or movies?

    Also there's info stored in the Application Data folder.
     
  4. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    Hope I get all this right

    Backup - This is used by the backup programme
    Documents - For you to place files
    Groups - Groups from the .Mac days
    Library - I beleive this is used by backup also, stores system settings
    Movies - Free to use for files
    Pictures - Used by iPhoto when uploading files
    Public - A general area which you can share with others
    Sites - Used for non iWeb webpages
    Software - Apps that Apple provide for .Me subscribers (only seems to be backup)
    Web - Used by iWeb

    Backup, Groups, Library, Software & Web are not to be modified manually
    Documents, Movies, Music, Public you can store what you want
    Pictures I beleive you can store what yo want (but is for iPhoto, uploading from iPhone etc)
    Sites is used by RapidWeaver/Freeway
     
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