Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mobile Me iDisk Does Not Mount on Windows XP

Symptom:
I know I can use Map Network Drive feature on the Windows to mount iDisk using the Mobile Me credential, however when I type in my user name and password, it does not accept and it won't mount (map) my MobileMe iDisk volume (this is also true basically for most other WebDAV mounts.)

Solution:
You must explicitly click "Connect using a different user name." in the dialog box. There is some but a distinct difference between doing this first. Without doing this, you will still be asked for user name and password but that won't work even if you provide the correct user name and password of your Mobile Me account.



Note:
Mobile Me and iDisk is a great tool for me because I use Mac at home and XP at work and I often need to bring documenting work back and forth home and office. With remote desktop capabilities rampantly available, I no longer carry my laptop around. I just drag and drop files and continue to work at all locations.
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