i fixed my idisk

Tue, Oct 11, 2005

Having purchased a .Mac subscription, I was most miffed when the iDisk refused to work. It was always working offline and always failed when syncing. It worked eventually on the G4 powerbook when I stopped it syncing in .Mac preferences. This removed the icon from the desktop but left an icon in the Finder. When you click on it, you get a new iDisk icon on the desktop with the name of your .Mac subscription, instead of “iDisk”.

This didn’t help with the G5 however. So, I had a root aboot in /var/log/system.log and saw these appear every time I tried to sync the iDisk:

webdavd[669]: (result == 0 ) failed with 1; No such file or directory; file: mount.tproj/mount_webdav.c; line: 239

I then had a root aboot in Google and came up with a webdav error due to wrong permissions. So, into /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility, choose the startup disk and “Repair Permissions” under the “First Aid” tab.

Voila. It worked and now my iDisk is working.

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