The bad news if you were still using Apple’s MobileMe service is that it is now officially gone, shuttered, closed, and no longer open for business. It is, in short, finis, it is dead, deceased. It is, as it were, an ex-online service*. The good news, however, is that you can still get any photos and documents you were storing on the service.
MobileMe’s Current Home Page
Fortunately, our own Adam Christianson (also the host of MacCast) procrastinated enough to show us what the process of downloading your files after the service has been closed.
First, he received this popup window:
MobileMe had been discontinued
Clicking through got this simple interface for downloading some photo albums he had on the service:
Downloading Photo Albums
We should note that you can no longer mount your iDisk folder on your desktop. You can, however, download your other files through a Web-interface that allows you to navigate your iDisk folders in your browser. You can see part of this process in the two images below.
So, on the one hand, you can still download your stuff even if you are the ultimate procrastinator. On the other hand, you’ll have to use a Web-interface in your browser. That, however, is infinitely superior than apple merely telling us, “HAHAHAHAH!!!! We warned you!!!!”
* With apologies to Monty Python.