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The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
(Part 2 - coming soon)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tip #2: Transferring files to iDisk!

Don't forget to check out the tip posted earlier today. This tip is for .Mac users. If you use .Mac, you know how slow transferring to iDisk is. It is normal for transfers to take a while because the upload speed of your DSL or Cable connection is much slower than the download speed. In the last few days, when I transferred to iDisk, the Finder actually crashed. The problem with the long transfer is also that the Finder doesn't give you any idea of how much more time it will take. Let's say I transfer a 25 MB file, it instantly says "25 MB of 25 MB copied (closing file)" and that step lasts forever. The best solution I have found is to use ForkLift (part of the MacUpdate bundle). ForkLift actually offers iDisk transfers. In my experience, the speed is very close to an FTP transfer and it actually has a progress bar (unlike the Finder).

2 Comments:

Blogger Lee Vickers said...

transmit also has this feature, but recent versions won't allow transfers from behind a proxy server.

December 20, 2007 at 5:43 AM  
Blogger Richard Ely said...

Where do I find Tip #1?

December 20, 2007 at 10:29 AM  

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