If you’re not familiar with the iDisk Utility, it’s a small app that lets you:
- Connect to your iDisk
- Connect ot another .Mac member’s iDisk
- Mount iDisk Public folders
- Control access privileges and/or set a password for access to your iDisk’s Public folder
- View how much space you’ve used or have available on your iDisk
However, the Windows XP version doesn’t seem to allow you to control the access privileges for your Public folder.
The iDisk mounts as a Network Drive. To see how much space you have available on your iDisk, select it from the My Computer view, and look to the left in the Details section. You’ll see something like:
- chuckdude (E:)
- Network Drive
- File System: FAT
- Free Space: xx.xx MB
- Total Size: xxx.xx MB
To unmount the iDisk or Public folder, right-click on its name and select Disconnect from the menu.
Not only is Apple targeting Windows users to “Switch” to the Mac, they’re also starting to make it easier for people who use a Mac at home to use their .Mac services from their Windows XP machine while they’re at work.
Are you a “Windows by Day, Mac by Night” user? Will you use the Windows XP iDisk Utility? Share your thoughts…