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Duane Morrison Calculating status...
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Dec 1, 2010 2:03 AM
For some reason I can't seem to add attachments to events - though I have had no problem with this previously.

When I double-click an event and the Info window opens I used to have a choice (between "invitees" and "url") that said "attachments" and "Add File...". This is no longer there.

I checked with a friend on the same OS (10.6.5) and using the same version of iCal 4.0.4 and he still has the "attachments" option.

Any ideas?
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Burradoo Calculating status...
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    Dec 5, 2010 1:23 PM (in response to Duane Morrison)
    I am having the same problem. I noticed this after I updated my iPad to the new OS, which prompted me to update my iMac and Macbook Air for MobileMe. It also dropped attachments that previously appeared in my iCal. Very frustrating since I use my calendar extensively for travel purposes, including attachments with flight schedules which I no longer have access to. Any suggestions? Can I move "back" to my Air based calendar so I can keep my attachments?
    Air, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iMac Also
  • Acrolyos Calculating status...
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    Dec 8, 2010 7:36 AM (in response to Duane Morrison)
    I have the same issue. Very fustrating! Related to transferring to Mobile Me!
  • amyhutch Calculating status...
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    Jan 7, 2011 10:23 AM (in response to Acrolyos)
    I also have the same issue. I have always used mobile me, and was able to add the attachments before. I did upgrade to the new ical earlier this week, but otherwise nothing has changed except I no longer have the option to add an attachment to an event. Has anyone gotten a solution yet?
    several, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • John Maisey Level 5 Level 5 (6,875 points)
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    Jan 7, 2011 1:41 PM (in response to amyhutch)
    Hi,

    The new MobileMe Calendar does not allow attachments. See: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4348

    John M
    Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Sputnik77 Calculating status...
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    Jan 27, 2011 5:47 PM (in response to Duane Morrison)
    My iCal Preferences tell me that I have CalDAV (whatever that is). It seems that I lost the ability to attach files to calendar events with the recent Mobile Me calendar upgrade. I hope Apple will bring back this functionality soon. However looking at my iCal Help, there is an instruction given to attach files to events. Problem is that I can't seem to get it to work. It says ...

    To attach a file to an event invitation:

    1. Double-click the event. If necessary, click Edit to open the event editor.
    2. Drag the file you want over the open event editor. You can also click Add File next to “attachments,” navigate to the file you want, and then click Open. The file appears in the “attachments” field.
    3. If the event is in a CalDAV calendar and you want to allow invitees to add or remove files from the event invitation, select the “Allow Others to Manage Files” checkbox. Only the meeting organizer can select or deselect this checkbox.
    - (iCal also allows you to see a preview of any file attached to an event. To see a preview, select the file in the “attachments” field, and then press the Space bar).
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iCal v4.0.4
  • radiodave Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 31, 2011 3:46 AM (in response to Sputnik77)
    I've just run into this issue and it's really hacked me off.

    The knowledge base article linked to in a post above simply states that this is no longer possible with the "new MobileMe calendar". That's not "new", it's a regression.

    If I'd been told about it at the time of the "update" a) it would have saved me some time and effort searching these forums b) maybe given me the option of refusing the "update".

    The Help (sic) files still tell you in precise detail, how to attach documents in iCal without saying that it's not possible if syncing through MobileMe.

    After years of being an Apple Mac fan, this is the latest of several issues that are making being a Mac user more like it used to be being a Windows user. (I have to use Windows for parts of my job so I am able to make that comparison.)

    How sad as well as annoying! And another reason not to renew my MobileMe subscription. Time for Gmail.

    Message was edited by: radiodave
    2.4 MBP i5 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • suznews Calculating status...
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    Feb 6, 2011 7:32 AM (in response to radiodave)
    Very poorly communicated change. I also am VERY DISAPPOINTED about this change. I'm wondering if anyone has figured out a workaround?
    Intel Mac Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.4), iMac DV , Macbook, G3
  • sjpsound Calculating status...
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    Feb 12, 2011 9:45 AM (in response to Duane Morrison)
    Two of the most useful things on ical were attachments & the ability to publish groups. Now both of these features seem to have disappeared. I sure I won't be renewing my .mac account now ! Why are Apple mucking about with things !!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • jcgomez Calculating status...
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    Feb 17, 2011 12:33 PM (in response to sjpsound)
    Apple if you are listening, you can add me to the list of people who want to be able to add attachments to an iCal event. You had it and now it is gone.
    macbook pro 13, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Andy Hobsbawm Calculating status...
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    Feb 17, 2011 1:31 PM (in response to jcgomez)
    Here, here - me too. V useful function - annoying to lose it.
    Powerbook G4
  • Raggedy6 Calculating status...
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    Feb 17, 2011 7:42 PM (in response to Duane Morrison)
    Hey everyone!
    If you want to downgrade to the previous version of iCal, just click here: https://www.me.com/calendar/downgrade/. You will be able to add attachments again, but since I downgraded I get the error, "The calendar https://cal.me.com:8443/principals/users/1.1372187600/ was not found on the server. Make sure the URL is correct." every few minutes or so, which is very annoying, although it doesn't seem to affect anything. My iPhone still syncs fine and I can access all of my old attachments even from before I upgraded. If you're reading this and haven't upgraded PLEASE DON'T It's caused me nothing but problems, and it really is a regression on MobileMe's part.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • sjpsound Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 24, 2011 1:05 AM (in response to Duane Morrison)
    Have now "downgraded" ical on mobile me, but still have new versions of ical on my computers. Any ideas how to get older versions of ical that supported calendar groups and adding attachments ? ( I have ical 4.04 on my mbp ) Many thanks !
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • moabrkcrawler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 9, 2011 9:37 AM (in response to Duane Morrison)
    I agree with all of you. I am really peeved about this Not only does it no longer allow attachments but the timezone support bloody stinks. Messages to recipients don't identify the appropriate time zone for the meeting. As soon as I upgraded I got all kinds of questions like, "mountain or eastern time?"

    What a joke???? Its like the people at Apple don't live in their users world. They could at least inform us in big BOLD print what will happen when we "upgrade". This isn't an upgrade at all. Its a stinking insult.

    Very Unhappy User
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • oscarthedog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 30, 2011 6:40 AM (in response to moabrkcrawler)
    This may not be a good solution for everyone but I've managed a simple workaround that works well enough for me in my situation. Instead of using the now missing Attachment field, you can simply drag a file or folder that you wish to attach to an event into the URL field (you will need to go into Edit mode of the event to see the URL field). That makes a clickable link that will open up a finder window with that file, folder, etc. This works well enough for files, fileshares on other servers, webpages, etc. The only limitation is that you can add only URL to an event.
    Hope this helps.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
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