One of the discussions on the Apple MobileMe iDisk forum is how to get iDisk mounted as a drive on Windows XP. While Apple has provided instructions on how to do this on Vista nothing was said about XP. The solution that worked for me was similar to the one that Apple provided for Vista and involves using the "Add Network Place" wizard.
If you’re using Windows XP, open the Explorer, click Computer, and then click “Map network drive” in the toolbar. Update: Apple has updated the MobileMe client for Windows. The instructions for Vista seem to work for Windows XP as well. Follow the instructions as above, enter http://idisk.me.com/[username] in the folder field, and click “Connect using a different user name.” Enter your MobileMe member name and password, and then click OK. That's it. You are done. No need to read the rest of this. Then click the link that says "Sign up for online storage or connect to a network server" to launch the "Add Network Place" wizard. Then Click OK.
Click to choose a network location and click next.
Then type http://idisk.me.com/[username] in the folder field, and click next.
Enter your MobileMe member name and password, and then click OK. This mounts your iDisk on your desktop, so you can work with it as you would any other hard disk.
Dave J17th September 2008 at 5:19 AM
Following these steps I also go the problem where I was continually prompted for my username/password.
Eventually I got it working by doing the following:
1) Click on "My Computer"
2) Click on "Map Network Drive"
3) Click on "Connect using a different username"
Enter your me username and password, then click 'OK'
4) Select the Drive Letter you want to use.
5) Enter the path \\idisk.me.com\dave.johnston
6) Click Finish
Christoph5th February 2009 at 1:53 PM
This is working fine if you take note of the following two clarifications: In point 5 you need *two* backslashs before the idisk.me.com and *one* backslash between the idisk.me.com and the username (here: dave.johnston). Also the username in point 3 must not have the @me.com part in it.
Ace4th November 2009 at 4:13 PM
Thanks Dave n Christoph
Jeff13th November 2009 at 10:20 PM
THANK YOU Dave and Christoph...I'd been trying to figure this out for 2 hours. I appreciate the post!
Goatie10th September 2008 at 5:25 PM
I get the same problem regardless of the method and username I use, whether just my username or email@example.com. It doesn't work.
Any other suggestions?
lukas8th September 2008 at 6:55 AM
@reinkefj - you need to sing up using your username with added @me.com at end, for example :
firstname.lastname@example.org instead to test001 as username
Khürt19th August 2008 at 8:33 AM
Glad you got it working.
Caleb14th August 2008 at 9:40 PM
Okay, I spoke too soon.
...your suggestion worked, thanks!
Caleb14th August 2008 at 9:37 PM
Okay, no go for me. Actually, I should clarify.
It works with my MobileMe account, which includes a ".", but not my father's (the one using the PC), which does not have a "."
I, too, get stuck in a uid/pass loop... ideas?
Khürt12th August 2008 at 11:14 AM
Thanks for the tip.
jason11th August 2008 at 9:10 PM
The instructions from Apple work in Vista or XP, ie. don't click on "Sign up for online storage", just put http://idisk.me.com/(user) in "Folder" then "Connect using a different user name"
reinkefj9th August 2008 at 6:43 PM
Didn't work for me. Just lept cycling thru uid and password. Maybe it's me! 🙂
roger22nd January 2009 at 4:05 PM
hmmm... I can mount the iDisk on my XP Computer, and it apears normaly in the explorer as a network harddrive.... I can see all my files, but when I want to upload something or rename a folder anytime the same error appears.... that the folder I want to rename could'nt be found... has someone the same problems?