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Steven Swift Calculating status...
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Nov 28, 2010 3:28 AM
I opened iCal (have used it for years) and all seemed fine, I went to enter some new events (dates certain bills were due) and all of a sudden many of my items were missing from current (nov) and future months, they were also missing from October, though all seem to be there for September and before that.
What would cause these categories of events to just disappear?
How can I return them? (without having to manually enter every work date, appointment etc that is missing)
It seems from October on the only things left are "recurring events"
Any help would be greatly appreciated !
iMac 2.8 Aluminum, Mac OS X (10.5.6), also an intel MBP, G5 2.5 dp, G4,G3...
  • rogerinlondon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 28, 2010 10:05 AM (in response to Steven Swift)
    I have just discovered a similar problem. I only have non-recurring entires for the last 3 months left in my iCal. Is there a way to get them all back?
    MacPro 2,66GHz 10GB RAM ATI X1900 XT Cinema 30" * MBP 15" Glossy 2.33 GHz 2 D, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • ebonyfire Calculating status...
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    Nov 28, 2010 7:47 PM (in response to Steven Swift)
    I have a macbook pro 15 2008 model and I've just experienced the same problem except all of my calendars are blank, however the calendars show in the left column and I can't delete any of them. What is up with that?
    powermac G4
  • Gm Bassell Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2010 4:43 PM (in response to Steven Swift)
    Interesting that the time frame seems to be similar: missing calendar data since Apple updated iCal for MobileMe and iPad. Is there something we should know? I'm hoping all those data are somewhere!
    iMac24, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Blueagate47 Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2010 5:58 PM (in response to Steven Swift)
    I too, unfortunately, am experiencing the same only worse.... everything is gone from mid November back. I synced with the new mobile me calendar and poof.... it's all gone and isn't on mobile me. Help??
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Whonnockian Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2010 9:02 PM (in response to Blueagate47)
    Join the club. MacBook, iPad, iPod wherever I enter new entries they are just wiped out. MobileMe is no help either all at once forcing new name and password. Also this will pass I am sure, but boy is this a waste of time.
  • Furuglis Calculating status...
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    Dec 7, 2010 6:24 PM (in response to Steven Swift)
    I launched my iPad Calendar app today and everything but a single recurring event in July was missing. I tried the "overwrite Calendar with this computer's files" option, but that didn't work either.

    Thankfully, it has not propogated to other calendars (including MobileMe), but I use my iPad for scheduling events most of the time. If there is a solution soon, I'd greatly appreciate knowing about it.
    iPad, iOS 4, Sync to Windows 7 Desktop
  • laura.r.p.d. Calculating status...
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    Dec 17, 2010 8:50 PM (in response to Steven Swift)
    Has this been resolved for you? I"m in the same state now, went to the Genius bar and they said they couldn't help, it was a 'software glitch'... how un-apple is that?
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • cp_whaley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 18, 2010 8:51 AM (in response to Steven Swift)
    This seems to be the biggest problem with Mac software that I've ever seen, and not a hint from Apple that they've screwed up!!! And, no suggestions from anyone for a consistent fix.

    My iCal (20+ calendars with 20-30 years of historical events.. yes it is possible with imports) went blank yesterday. I thought to obvious solution was restoring the events from Time Machine, except that I don't know what to look for, and no one else seems to know where the events library is located, or how it could possibly be automatically deleted as it apparently has for so many of us (this isn't the only thread here loaded with similar comments).

    After almost a full day of trial and error with no success, it appeared that most if not all events were back on my synced MobileMe version of iCal. I managed to sync them back into my desktop iCal.

    But what if I wasn't a MobileMe user??? And, I still don't know where my events are being stored on my Mac.

    This has been a major problem for many since at least Wednesday and I have a feeling that this is just the tip of the iceberg. I've exported my calendar events once restored, but that's obviously not a long term fix, even if this happens to me again.
    G5 iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • rdodson Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2010 8:24 AM (in response to cp_whaley)
    While installing the iPhoto update this morning I watched in dismay as all my calendars went away. One by one...it took about 4 seconds. I was faced with a completely blank iCal.

    Rebooting fixed it. Strange.
    MBP i7, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 8G ram
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