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iDisk trick
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Jan 14, 2000, 07:55 PM
"Mounting iDisk sans password typing--
A reader successfully used ServerMounter to mount his iDisk without having to type a password. It creates documents that script the process." (from MacFixit)

ServerMounter is FREE and is available here: http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/Hype...nter-11-as.hqx

After you launch ServerMounter, you use the Chooser/AppleShare method of logging in to your iDisk (server: idisk.mac.com) and ServerMounter creates an executable script of your login procedure... next time you want your iDisk, you simply click on the script and then click 'connect' button. bingo, nice...
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Jan 15, 2000, 02:00 PM
Why can't you just use the normal procedure for mounting a server volume at startup available in the Chooser. You know, the little checkbox that asks if you want to mount every startup, and a second that asks whether or not to remember your password?
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Jan 16, 2000, 03:09 PM
I like the alias method.

But I after registering I only got access to the iDisk working manually after a lot of inaction by the installer. (Once registered go to Chooser select Appleshare IP ... and type "idisk.mac.com".

But I still can't get access to the other iTools features. The webobjects won't recognise me or the plug-in or whatever. Can anyone offer a suggestion or fix.

Running OS9 with 96Mb RAM on 6400/200 with 28.8 Express Modem from Singapore.

A Bigger iDisk Trick

OS 7.6 - 8.6 users who want to access mac.com and iDisk should check this out -

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Jan 17, 2000, 04:07 AM
You actually _can_ access iTools without the plugin. Take a look at http://homepage.mac.com/misve/ for some tips.

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Jan 17, 2000, 07:09 AM
Another cool trick is to create an alias of your idisk. Now all you need to do is double-click it or select it in the apple menu (whatever fits your taste), and you get a small window where it asks you for your password. Remember: an iDisk is a Appleshare volume.
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