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How to remove all iCal data???

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pyry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 22, 2010 1:34 PM
Hi,
I am giving my old MBP to a relative to use. How do I remove all my iCal data from the machine so that he can start with iCal from scratch. My objective is not to reformat the laptop. Pls advice.
regards,
Pyry
 MBP 15" 2,66 GHz, i7, 8GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SRAM 2x4GB, 500GB 7200rpm, OSX (10.6.3, Mac OS X (10.6.3),  2xTime Capsule 1TB  iPhone 16GB,  iPod 5gen 30GB,  iPod Nano 4 GB
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,235 points)
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    May 23, 2010 7:33 AM (in response to pyry)
    pyry,

    Considering first of all that you already have a backup, I would use iCal>Edit>Delete for each individual calendar. Before deleting the last valid calendar, create a new blank calendar and name it "Test."

    Then quit ical and find the the iCal plist file, and the "Calendar Cache" file. You will find the "com.apple.iCal.plist" file in your Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences Folder. The "Calendar Cache" file will be in the Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library/Calendars Folder. Drag the .plist file and the Calendar Cache file, or any other "Cache" files which may be in the Calendars Folder to the Desktop. Log out/in or restart and verify that only the empty "Test" calendar remains.

    If you are using any sync software?

    ;~)

    IMac 24"/2.4GHZ/320GB/SD/AP/BT; iMac G4 17 80 GB 1.25GHZ, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPad 3G, iPhone, 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,235 points)
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    May 23, 2010 12:09 PM (in response to pyry)
    Glad to help.

    IMac 24"/2.4GHZ/320GB/SD/AP/BT; iMac G4 17 80 GB 1.25GHZ, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPad 3G, iPhone, 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle

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