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Windows 7 Tip: Mount your MobileMe iDisk as a network drive

1) Open “Computer”

2) Click on “Map Network Drive” at the top (under the path/location area)

3) Select the drive letter you want it to be connected under.

4) In the folder name entry area you want to enter:

http://idisk.me.com/[username]

IE: http://idisk.me.com/law1983

4) Enable “Connect using different credentials”

5) Click ‘OK’

6) Enter your me username and password, enable saving of the information then proceed.

You’re done! You should see the new network location inside of “Computer

22 Comments

  • 1
    September 26, 2009 - 10:14 pm | Permalink

    Worked perfectly for me under Windows 7 Build 7100. Thanks!

  • 2
    Richare
    October 30, 2009 - 6:39 pm | Permalink

    Works perfect and fast

  • 3
    JW
    November 26, 2009 - 5:54 pm | Permalink

    Just what I was looking for, thanks!

  • 4
    Andi
    December 8, 2009 - 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Works great! This is so helpful. Thanks.

  • 5
    Joe
    January 8, 2010 - 8:12 pm | Permalink

    Perfect for backing up Windows 7!! THANK YOU!

  • 6
    Jack
    January 10, 2010 - 12:58 am | Permalink

    thank you thank you thank you

  • 7
    Mattze
    January 17, 2010 - 9:13 am | Permalink

    YEAH! That’s it. Solves a real nasty problem I had for a long time. THANKS!

  • 8
    T Pollard
    January 20, 2010 - 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Great tip, exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

  • 9
    January 31, 2010 - 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Hi,

    Is there a way to make it available even when you are offline?

    Thanks

  • 10
    lawrencealan
    February 3, 2010 - 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Hedi — I actually don’t even use the above service any longer, I just use Windows Live Sync — http://www.foldershare.com/ — there is an OSX client as well as a Windows client. It syncs folders between computers, making local copies on each.

  • 11
    Dan
    February 11, 2010 - 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the instructions! I assume with http that this link is unencrypted. I tried with https (“https://idisk.me.com/[username]“) and it worked, but the link is very slow… Any thoughts? Or does the network drive mounting encrypt the communication to/from iDisk? I would not want my connection to iDisk to be unencrypted…

  • 12
    lawrencealan
    February 18, 2010 - 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Dan,
    I honestly don’t have an answer for that, I also had speed issues with mine… I ended up switching completely over to Windows Live Sync.

  • 13
    Ken Smith
    June 21, 2010 - 10:53 pm | Permalink

    I tried this and usually can map drives without trouble, but in I get the following error after I enter my credentials. The Mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occurred. The File cannot be accessed by the system.

    I am using my me user name for User Name when entering my credentials. In your example that is law1983.

    I really want this to work, it sounds VERY cool. Thanks

  • 14
    Dave
    July 15, 2010 - 9:37 am | Permalink

    Thanks a lot for that Info!

  • 15
    August 3, 2010 - 9:03 pm | Permalink

    is there a similar way to map ‘public’ folder on idisk. so instead of http://idisk.me.com/username,
    i want to mount http://public.me.com/username

    i have been using a friends public folder to facilitate a project, and i tried to follow these directions for the public folder but could not map it as a drive.

    thanks

  • 16
    Larry
    August 24, 2010 - 7:57 pm | Permalink

    Looks like you can’t use \Z:\ which was the default on my PC. I couldn’t get the logon to work (credentials), but I knew they were correct. The only think I could think to do was change the drive. Changed it to \M:\ and it worked great.

  • 17
    October 4, 2010 - 9:03 am | Permalink

    works under VISTA toooooo.

  • 18
    Ricardo
    October 20, 2010 - 7:33 am | Permalink

    Thanks! Workig fine on a crap W7

  • 19
    habahaba
    December 10, 2010 - 7:48 am | Permalink

    thx it worked!

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