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iCal will not let me import backed up "icbu" Data

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Baoko Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 7, 2010 12:48 PM
I recently downgraded from iCal Beta as I was unhappy with the push function between my iPad and what was updated via a web browser. In the process, I made a back up for the iCal as icbu file (following file-export-export).
After downgrading it to normal iCal, I tried to import the icbu file. It appears successful for a few seconds, but as soon as the circle image starts rotating all the backed up data are gone. What gives? Here are some of the things I have tried:
1, I have tried importing the file while logged off from my MobileMe account. This changes nothing.
2, I have tried replacing the "Calendars" folder with the one backed up in Time Machine. The same thing happens. I get a flash of what was backed up, but it disappears. During this process, I have also replaced the iCal related files in the preferences from Time Machine and I am not logged into my MobileMe account.
3, I have tried importing the backed up icbu file to Google Calendar and this didn't work either.

Can somebody help me out? My schedule along with memo for my appointments have gone M.I.A.

Thanks

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Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • martinizer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 7, 2010 3:50 PM (in response to Baoko)
    The exact same thing is happening to me.
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • martinizer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 8, 2010 9:12 AM (in response to Baoko)
    I too have tried turning off syncing to no avail. I also tried reversing the direction of the sync from mac to MobileMe (didn't work) and the opposite. All that did was erase my mobileMe calendar, so now both are blank. But I still can't import the backup for more than 1 second.
    Oh and did i mention that my iPhone calendar is now blank as well even though i turned off syncing there as well? Ugh.
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • martinizer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Here's the latest on this:
    I spent 2 hours at the apple genius bar today. 2 different geniuses and 1 mobile me chat support couldn't fix my calendar. They basically gave up. So have I. I've had to reenter everything manually from the data on my old computer.
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • NiloB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 26, 2010 6:18 AM (in response to Baoko)
    I could keep that calendar: I turned off airport, so I was out of internet.
    That keeps the calendar. But, when you are connected the calendar goes.

    Well, I exported the calendar. Then, I turn airport on. The calendar goes. Next, I import the calendar I had exported. The problem now is: I cant sync this calendar with mobile me. The arrow keeps turning.
    macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.5)

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