How to share large files without iDisk

iDisk was Apple’s online disk space that you get automatically if you sign up for MobileMe. It has been discontinued. The easiest replacement is probably dropbox. (Note: there’s now a better way using Apple Message that I describe here.)

Apple has chosen not to migrate iDisk across to iCloud at this stage, but a good replacement is dropbox.

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You sign up online, then it makes a folder on your hard disk that is always ‘synced’ with the online version. You can then choose to share individual files with others by making them public if you choose.

Once you’ve copied a file into your dropbox ‘public’ folder, you can right click on the file and select ‘Copy Public Link’.


copy link

This will give you a link (URL) that you can paste into an email and send to someone. When they click on the URL, they will be able to access your file.


3 responses to “How to share large files without iDisk”

  1. Darby

    You left out the most important part. HOW LARGE can the file be?

    1. duh

      it clearly says 10GB

  2. jean

    this does not work because iDisk limits uploaded file size to 1GB. Clearly states maximum allowed file size is 1 GB.
    My file is 6.5 GB. My computer will not compress this file.
    Available space in my iDisk is 17GB.

    Any suggestions? Is there a way to increase upload file size?

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