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Apple has discontinued iDisk and many other Mobile Me features long time ago. I believe they terminated Mobile Me and iDisk at the end of July 2011.
Why do you want to access iDisk ?
iDisk is no longer in service in newer OS X and they replaced it with iCloud.
See here --> http://www.iclarified.com/15769/apple-confirms-that-iweb-gallery-and-idisk-are-being-discontinued
iDisk alias is just a shortcut to access the files in iDisk (either from server or from the local folder of Mac). That alias won't work in new OS X as there is not iDisk in latest OS X version
If the files are stored locally on the older Mac, then you have to copy the files manually to new Mac if Migration Assistant didn't move them
I understand. What I'm saying is, Apple has removed iDisk from the newer OS X and your Mac doesn't know where the iDisk is located. It is not coded in the newer OS X. The shortcut just migrated to new Mac when you did the transfer.
There is no iDisk in latest OS X.
"so i disk alias will not work with my new imac"
Correct. Do you have the files from iDisk somewhere on your Mac ?
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To share files, you can use iCloud. What you want to do is, go to Apple > System Preferences > iCloud and enable iCloud drive on both Macs.
Then to access these files shared via iCloud drive, you have two options. You can open Finder, select iCloud drive in left column and it will show the files in there.
Or go to www.icloud.com
Login to your iCloud account and you will see iCloud drive there. Click it and you will see your files
I think you are confused. Both iDisk and iCloud Drive are different things. Apple has discontinued iDisk long time ago and replaced with iCloud and iCloud Drive. From 10.7 onwards, you will see iCloud instead of old Mobile Me or iDisk.
With iCloud Drive, you can share files between Macs, PC, iPhone etc. See here --> http://www.apple.com/icloud/setup/
You can trash the old iDisks alias. You no longer need it on your new Mac.
Let me know if there is any confusion
Go to Apple > System Preferences and select iCloud. Sign in to iCloud there. You will see many options there. Scroll down and do you see iCloud drive there ?
Just put a checkmark left to iCloud drive and it will be enabled.
Both Macs must be running 10.7 or later OS X.
Go to Apple > System Preferences and select iCloud. Do you see iCloud Drive there ?
Secure remote service is an optional service with additional payment of $39
If you want remote service, then you can accept it and I will connect and try to setup it myself. If not, I can give you instructions in here until the issue is resolved
Do you still see those folders/files on your older Mac ? It is possible that your older Mac has downloaded those files from iDisk and saved a copy to hard drive. So we have to copy them over to new Mac manually
Enable "iCloud Drive" there. Do the same for both Macs. Then you will iCloud Drive icon in Finder, in left column. The files you copied to that iCloud Drive in Finder will be uploaded to iCloud online and will be shared with other devices
You just need to transfer those files that were in iDisk folder of older Mac. It is possible that the files are already transferred to newer Mac. On the new Mac, click on Finder, then click on Go menu and select Home. This will bring Home folder. Check all folders in there and do you see any folders from iDisk there ?
Again, both iDisk and iCloud are different. You are confusing between two.
On your Mac, go to www.icloud.com
Login to iCloud account click iCloud drive and do you see your files there ?
If not, they are somewhere on your Mac - stored on hard drive. Not on Disk. We need to find their location. Search the file, open them in Finder, then right click on that file and choose Enclosing Folder. This will open their original location
See you have been using iCloud all this time not iDisk. iDisk is long gone. Both things are different,
If they are in iCloud, then you can veiw them in Finder on your Mac. Open Finder window. In left side, you will see iCloud Drive. Click it and do you see your files ?
Sounds like you uploaded a FOLDER named iDisk to iCloud i.e you migrated your files from iDisk to iCloud.
Can you see them in Finder ?
In Finder, look on the left column. Do you see iCloud Drive ?
Click on Go menu at the top bar and do you see iCloud Drive there ?
In Finder, click on Go menu at the top bar and do you see "iCloud Drive" there ?
That's it. Click on it and it will bring iCloud Drive in Finder. Do you see your iDisk folder there ?
In Spotlight search at top right, search the name of your files and it will load them there. Then click Show All. This will bring the files in Finder window. Right click on any one file name and select Show Enclosing Folder or Show Original location. Does it take you to a differnet location of the files ?
Right click will not work if you are right click on Spotlight search. You have to click Show All at top (in search pop up) and once the search results loaded in Finder window, then you can right click or hold down control key and do a normal click on the file and then you see those options
Click on the magnifier icon at the top right. Search the file name nad it will show there. Don't open it from there. Instead, at top of that list you will see Show All. Click it and this will bring the results in Finder window. Now right click on it and choose Show enclosing folder or original location
Yes, Show All at top or Show All in Finder at bottom.
Doesn't it take you to the Finder window ?
In Finder window, right click on File name and do see your Show Enclosed Folder or Open file location or original location ?
Do you see your files ?
Where are they located ? In what folder ?
No, there must be in some other location like Home > Documents etc folder.
Hold down Command key and click on that file and it bring a popup showing where the file is stored. Tell me the folders you see
Or you can just create a new folder on desktop or other location and move all those files from there to that folder.
You need to find their original location. Hold down Command key and click on any one of your file and it will bring a popup showing where the file is stored. Tell me the folders you see in that pop up
Right click on any one file, hold down option and you will see an option "Copy filename as Path".
Then paste here
Right click on any one file, hold down option and you will see an option "Copy filename as Path" in the pop up menu.
This will copy the location to memory. Then paste here
See this arricle to know how to find the location of the files --> https://www.tekrevue.com/tip/copy-file-path-finder-el-capitan/
Thanks. These files are not from iDisk. But from attachments you received from email
Give me the location of another file that were in iDisk
Are you sure these files are from iDisk ? I can see that these are all stored locally on the Mac not on iCloud or iDisk
This file is locatied in Desktop.
In Finder, click on Go menu and select Home. Open Desktop folder and you see this files there
You said you can see your files there. So why do you want me to connect to your Mac now ?
You can not use iDisk alias. You have to delete it as there is no iDisk in El Capian
You have two options in here. You can copy the files from your old Mac (from iDisk folder) to your new Mac using external hard drive. Or you have to download files from www.icloud.com manually
I'm sorry. I'm out of ideas on this one. I will opt out and open this question to other experts in here.
Can you do this and let me know ?
On your new mac, go to www.icloud.com from Safari.
Login to iCloud account. Click iCloud drive from the resulting screen. Do you see the files there that were in iDisk ?