How To: Share Multiple Files with MobileMe

How you doing, MobileMe? For weeks, months even, you don't call, you don't write, then Microsoft's My Phone moves into the fixer-upper down the street, and Google Sync starts to cozy up to us, and now you're back with the 3rd news item in just over a week?

This time it's a tip on how to share multiple files using the new iDisk File Sharing feature we linked to earlier. Here's the skinny:

  1. Select the files or folders you want to share. (To select multiple files hold down the Command key on a Mac or the Control key on a PC as you click on each one.)
  2. Use the Actions menu via the Gear icon in the Toolbar, and select Compress items. This will automatically create a single compressed file named Archive.zip that contains your files or folders.
  3. Share Archive.zip file just as you would any other iDisk file. (Before you share it, you can change the "Archive" part of the name to something more descriptive, but keep the .zip extension so the receiver's computer will know to decompress the files when the receiver opens it.)

Of course, you could likely just archive/zip the files prior to engaging MobileMe, but it's so nice Apple has expressed some interest. Now how about moving that iDisk love over to the iPhone? You know, there are some mobile features me still want there as well..

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Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, Vector, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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