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Access iDisk via Cyberduck to avoid Finder issues Internet
I have nothing but constant trouble with Finder's WebDAV access with iDisk -- every other hour I'm logging in and out of MobileMe, or waiting five minutes to simply copy a file. It's slow, unreliable, and almost unusable.

One solution? Access it using the open source Cyberduck program's WebDAV support. If you use QuickConnect from the toolbar, just enter https://idisk.mac.com/membername in the dialog box to connect. For use in a bookmark or from the Open Connection dialog, select WebDAV (HTTP/SSL) as the Protocol and enter /membername in the More Options section.

[robg adds: Many years back, we covered using Goliath for iDisk access. Goliath hasn't been updated since 2002, however. I've not had too much trouble with the iDisk in 10.5, but my use is pretty light (mainly for backups). Another alternative is Transmit, which includes iDisk access. If you have a favorite alternative iDisk access tool, feel free to comment on it.]
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Transmit works wonders
Authored by: TF on Dec 08, '08 10:03:03AM

I definitely second the "Transmit" recommendation. It really changes the iDisk experience from being, well, dodgy and slow to something useful again. It would be nice if Apple would just fix their WebDAV implementation though.



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Access iDisk via Cyberduck to avoid Finder issues
Authored by: Jonsi on Dec 08, '08 10:09:39AM

Speed Download offers iDisk access



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Access iDisk via Cyberduck to avoid Finder issues
Authored by: mm2270 on Dec 08, '08 10:12:33AM

Nice! Thanks for letting us know about that. I've been using Transmit's iDisk access for ages now since the Finder's implementation has been woefully broken forever. I never knew the free Cyberduck had this capability as well. Good to know.



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Access iDisk via Cyberduck to avoid Finder issues
Authored by: serbian on Dec 08, '08 03:54:06PM
ForkLift also has WebDAV access built in...And it works fine with iDisk...

http://www.binarynights.com/

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Access iDisk via Cyberduck to avoid Finder issues
Authored by: morrick on Dec 08, '08 06:55:15PM

I still use Goliath, which is still quite fast. Plus there's also a version for Mac OS 8/9, which I use to access my iDisk from my vintage Macs.

Cheers,
Rick



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Access iDisk via Cyberduck to avoid Finder issues
Authored by: Link33 on Dec 11, '08 07:45:04AM

I also use Transmit for iDisk/WebDAV access and I love it. I think Apple needs to move the access of ftp and WebDAV to a separate program like it does secure empty trash and compress/archive.

Link33



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