The Mobile Me account contains one thing that I really look forward to using – iDisk.
This is a shared online space where you can store, backup and access your data on the web from your PC, Mac or iPhone.
Problem is that I have some difficulties accessing it from my XP PC.
The Network map to http://idisk.me.com/<Username> brings up the login dialog but it does not accept my login.
So I found a thread that used the iDisk Utility for Windows (back from the .Mac times) and it worked like a charm.
This tool makes some changes to the hosts file:
188.8.131.52¬†¬†¬† idisk0.mac.com idisk1.mac.com idisk2.mac.com…
and then maps a network drive to :
Get the iDisk Utility for Windows here.
Update: If you get a message regarding the hosts file (“Unable to acces your hosts file”) try the following (found here):
- Open the C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetc directory
- Right-click on the hosts file and select Properties.
- Uncheck the box that says “Read-only” and hit Apply.
- Now, retry the iDisk utility on your PC.$