Sharing file with someone via iCloud storage

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  1. Rafagon

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    I have placed a file on my iDisk that I would like to share with a friend. Previously, one could obtain the link to share a file via me.com. I have just now noticed that the iDisk management icon is not in icloud.com.

    I tried navigating to me.com/idisk, but it just throws me back into the login screen for iCloud. Going to icloud.com/idisk didn't work either.

    How can I get the link to this file I uploaded to my iDisk so that I can give the link to someone and they can get this file from me? The file is too big to e-mail as an attachment, which is the reason I need to do it via iDisk.

    If this function is no longer available via iCloud (and I think that's the case), what file-sharing service would you guys recommend?
     
  2. RoofMonkey

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    You could try DropBox.
     
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  3. iphonewarrior

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    I second Dropbox. iCloud is great, but having Dropbox just makes life easier. You can upload a file to Dropbox into your public folder, doing this will create a link which you can email so the file can be downloaded elsewhere.

    I use Dropbox all the time, I have it on my Win Server, iMac, MBP, iPad and iPhones. You get 2Gb of free space when you sign up! If I refer you, I get an extra 500mb. If you fancy it, reply here or PM me and I'll send you the link.
     
  4. Rafagon

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    Gentlemen, thank you, I got it and I love it. Obtaining the public URL to share a file with a friend seems even quicker than how it used to be on iCloud, when iCloud still allowed that function (i.e., when it was still me.com).

    iPhonewarrior, I just read your comment now, so I've already signed up, but I see no reason why I can't scrub my account and start fresh with a referral from you. I've only uploaded (synced) two files thus far. DM me the link, for sure. :)

    Rafael


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  5. iphonewarrior

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    Here you go: http://db.tt/gM9t0rdO

    You will have to use a different login email address that you used last time or it won't work. I believe you get extra space too when referred. All you have to do is create an account, download Dropbox on your desktop and login. :)

    FYI - the link I've shared is a public referral link from my account, so if more than one of you wants to use it that would be awesome!
     
  6. Rafagon

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    Thanks, here I go...

    BTW... "more than one of me...?" Is that a nice way of saying I have multiple personality disorder!? :D
     
  7. Rafagon

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    Hey... who is John, sorry?

    My avatar is a pic of me taken by the Mafia when I was suffering from delusions of persecution (a result of schizophrenia combined with a mysterious build-up of vitamin B12 in the left hemisphere of my brain). I honestly haven't suffered from multiple-personality disorder since 1805, although I could see why you would think that by looking at that avatar.

    Cheers!


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  8. iphonewarrior

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  9. Rafagon

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    Hey gentlemen, how can I change my screen name on eiC to a handle? I can't seem to find the option... I even disassociated my FB account but that did not help.
     
  10. iphonewarrior

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    Speak to Chris :p
     

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