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Moving Files

After you've mounted your iDisk, copying files to it is a breeze. Your iDisk acts like any other disk, so saving files to it and removing files from it is as easy as dragging and dropping. But since you're connected to your iDisk via a network, copying files is likely to be slower than if you were copying them to another hard drive (unless you happen to have a mighty fat super-low-latency pipe in your house or at your business).

To copy a file to your iDisk

  1. Mount your iDisk. The iDisk is now available for file transfers ( Figure 3.30 ).
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    Figure 3.30 Your iDisk, when mounted, looks and works like any other storage device.

  2. Open a new window, navigate to the files that you want to copy to your iDisk, and select them ( Figure 3.31 ).
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    Figure 3.31 You can copy files to your iDisk from just about any volume—hard drive, CD, or FireWire hard drive. In this case, we're copying files from a camping-pictures folder on a Mac's hard drive, although the mechanism is the same for any medium.

  3. Drag the selected files to the appropriate folder on your iDisk. The selected items are successfully copied to your iDisk.

To remove a file from your iDisk

  1. Mount your iDisk. The iDisk is now available for file transfers.
  2. Open the folder containing the files that you want to delete from your iDisk, and select them ( Figure 3.32 ).
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    Figure 3.32 To delete files and folders from your iDisk, first find and select them.

  3. Do one of the following:
    • Drag the selected files to the Trash ( Figure 3.33 ).
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      Figure 3.33 To delete a file from your iDisk, drag it to the Trash.

    • From the Finder's File menu, select Move to Trash (or press Command-Delete) ( Figure 3.34 ).
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      Figure 3.34 You can also select Move to Trash from the Finder's File menu to delete a file.

    A dialog pops up noting that the items will be deleted immediately ( Figure 3.35 ).
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    Figure 3.35 A dialog opens, asking if you're sure you want to delete the items. Click OK.

  4. Click OK. The files are removed from your iDisk.
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