Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Enthusiast Zone > Classic Macs and Mac OS > iDisk "alias" no longer works??!!

iDisk "alias" no longer works??!!
Thread Tools
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 1999
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Mar 5, 2000, 09:38 PM
 
I have a DSL connection and constantly use my iDisk as a backup of very important files. Instead of constantly going to Apple's iDisk page, I merely set up an alias of my iDisk on my desktop.

This has always worked fine. I would just need to double-click the alias, enter my passwork, and I was good to go with my iDisk.

However, this weekend, I started getting errors where the iDisk wouldn't open and my password wasn't recognized. An error message would so indicate.

However, opening the iDisk from Apple's site works fine.

I have since set up my alias again, but I have the same error again.

Is anyone else having this problem or specifically NOT having this problem? Does anyone have any suggestions as to what could be happening?

Thanks!
     
Mac Elite
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Chicago
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Mar 5, 2000, 11:50 PM
 
Use the Network Browser or Chooser to connect to idisk.mac.com.
     
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 1999
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Mar 6, 2000, 02:27 AM
 
Ok, that didn't work. . . .

I wonder if something changed with the way Apple's server is handling iDisk sessions? Like I said, the "alias" worked last week. Now, it only works when I go to the iTools web page and open it there.

Do you suppose that they want the "hit" from the web site visit?

Anyway, it's an interesting little issue.
     
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 1999
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Mar 6, 2000, 04:50 AM
 
Well, mysteriously, the problem has vanished as mysteriously as it appeared. Opening my iDisk via the alias now works.

I didn't make any changes. Go figure.

Thanks for the advice! But my complaining is over. . . .
     
Mac Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Old Dominion University, Norfok, VA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Mar 10, 2000, 12:27 PM
 
I had the same problem after reinstalling OS 9, but I just logged on to my iDisk via Apple's page and when the icon appeared on my desktop I just created a new alias. WORKS FINE!

------------------
-- iPond317
All hail iMac DV
G4 Performance Leader
iBook #1 consumer laptop
Mac OS 9: Your Internet co-pilot
Power Mac G4 considered "super computer"
Think different.
iPond317 | ODU Apple Campus Rep
"Ten years ago down by the lake I sunk my sweet love down to her watery grave." - Hello Again | DMB

Old: Apple IIc, PowerMac 7200/90, iMac Bondi Blue 233, Titanium PowerBook G4 400 - New: MacBook 2.0, iPhone 8GB, AirPort Extreme Gb, iPod 30GB 5th Gen
     
   
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:56 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2015 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2