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Download all your iDisk content before it's no longer available System 10.7
With MobileMe shutting down, many users have thought to download their photos and files. An Apple e-mail that MobileMe subscribers received said, "Download your photos and files. MobileMe ends June 30. Remember to download your Gallery photos, iDisk files, and move your iWeb sites before that date."

If you have iDisk syncing turned on, you may think that the entire contents of your iDisk are on your Mac. This will be in a disk image in the Previous Local iDisks folder on your Desktop, when you turn of iDisk syncing.

In many cases this is true, but you may not realize that some of the folders are aliases. So your local iDisk may not contain all of your files. The following folders may contain content that you want to save:
  • Backup: holds old backups made with Apple's Backup application.
  • Groups: if you created a group, you may have content in this folder.
  • Library: this contains some synced files.
  • Web: this folder contains some website stuff I published from iWeb, and my own domain, which I hosted on MobileMe.
I manually downloaded the Backup folder as none of these backup archives were on my computer, and I wanted the historic backup files of the old Macs it had backed up.

I also manually downloaded the Web folder. Although I could probably find many of the webpages found in this folder, I would have to look through all Macs I have had over the years.

For some of you, your iDisk this maybe the only place you have some of the files. So check that you have everything from these folders before they disappear for good.

[kirkmc adds: It's true that the iDisk is tricky. It's a good idea to go through everything and copy it, as the poster suggests, just in case you don't have local copies of any of your files. As much as one can complain about MobileMe, I found the iDisk a practical - if slow - tool for exchanging large files with clients. It's a shame that it's going away, and that Apple doesn't provide something similar to Dropbox for such purposes.]
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Download all your iDisk content before it's no longer available
Authored by: bobsc on Jun 29, '12 04:49:11PM

You can use an app like SiteSucker to download what is on your homepage.mac.com, web.me.com, and gallery.me.com sites. That way you can get the css and js and images that are part of the Apple-provided stuff that makes up the fancy layouts that Homepage, iWeb, or iPhoto made..

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