6871 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2009 1:26 PM by OnTrak
I haven't consciously done anything related to the dot-me changeover.
The really weird part about my problem is that the instructions work if my dot-Mac password is used instead of my public folder password.
I followed some other directions that do work. Go to:
Log in with username
my public folder password.
I tried the "public" username with the original instructions and it does not work!
I have had the exact same thing happen. I can change the password from finder, but it does not do a good job of confirming that the password has been changed, the dialog box just disappears. When I try and log into my public folder as a test, the new password will not work. The only way that I can access my public folder is to use my moble me user name and password. I do NOT want to give that information out so others can access my public folder.
Is this issue isolated to OS 10.4?
The URL for your Public Folder is
where 'username' is your MobileMe username.
If it is password protected, visitors should enter 'public' as a username (without the quotes), plus the password you set when they get the prompt.
More information on the Public Folder at
Looks like everyone is telling you pretty much the same thing.... this is your actual website address for your public folder:
where username is your .mac/me.com name.
password: 'go to system preferences and click MobileMe'
That is where you set your password.
Hope this helps!
I have the exact problem mentioned above.
I have changed my System Preferences — MobileMe — iDisk — Your iDisk Public Folder — Password-protect your public folder PASSWORD to a NEW PASSWORD that is not my ACCOUNT PASSWORD and it won't take.
I have tried to access my public folder with the NEW PASSWORD but it only responds to my ACCOUNT PASSWORD.
I've reset it the password many times, restarted many times and have tried accessing the public folder through Safari and Firefox.
I'd prefer to have a separate password for my public folder.