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MacMost Now 516: Syncing Files Between Macs With iDisk Sync
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That gets tougher. I would just use a cloud service and store the files in the cloud. DropBox might be a good option there.
Thanks. That's what I thought, which is a shame, because I subscribe to MobileMe and it would be great if it worked like DropBox. Apple surely does some lame stuff at times...
So instead of me saving to my Documents Folder, i can save to idisk Documents Folder. But you said i would still have a copy on my local mac, is that correct?
I did not want to do this originally because i was under the belief that if i stored to idisk, i would have to be online, and then i run the risk of losing any files stored on the server in some crazy mishap.
That's the point of iDisk Sync. You don't have to be online. A local copy of each file is stored on your drive so you can access it when offline. Then it will sync back to the server the next time you are online. Watch the video again.
i just always heard horror stories that idisk lost peoples files for good...
That thread is from 2007/2008. I find it to be totally reliable. But I would also backup any files that were critical to me.
When using iDisk to sync between 2 or 3 Macs (I have three) is there an order to use in turning sync on? Should there be a time lapse between turning each Mac's sync on? Each Mac will take some time to get into sync with the local copy and the cloud copy so I wonder if turning sync on with too little time delay will cause conflicts.
It shouldn't matter. Turning it on the first time just means that a local copy of whatever is already up on your iDisk will be downloaded to your Mac. So turning on all three at the same time will just mean that all three will download the files at the same time.
What if you have a MAC and a Windows computer? Is there any way o keep the files synched between them like you did with the two MACs using iDisk?