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Upgrading to new iCal?

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atomicluck1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Feb 27, 2011 8:30 AM
Every time I start up either my MBAir or MBP I get the message to upgrade iCal to the new app. However, when I go to mobile me and attempt to upgrade I also get a warning that if I upgrade I will lose all my groups.

Can anyone tell me what exactly I will lose if I do the upgrade? Because my iCal holds vital company information I can not even think of losing that. However, after reading the comments here it seems that the iCal upgrade more or less is a total start over and any past information is lost ... forever.

Thanks for any help.
MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), MBP 2.26GHz, 4GB Ram, 500GB HD + MBAir 2.13GHz, 4GB Ram, 256GB SSD
  • jmori7 Calculating status...
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    Feb 27, 2011 3:48 PM (in response to atomicluck1)
    Don't do it, it's an uncontrollable mess.
    i mac27, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • sjpsound Calculating status...
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    Feb 28, 2011 12:55 AM (in response to atomicluck1)
    I agree, keep on the old version ! The new version is badly flawed, can't publish groups & no attachments on events. Hope Apple are listening !!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • mr.bill Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Feb 28, 2011 7:06 AM (in response to atomicluck1)
    Agreed- Avoid if at all possible. Sending and accepting meeting invites is 100% terrible. Avoid it! Not sure what Apple is thinking on this one. This is probably the worst "upgrade" ever!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iMac, MacPro, Mac 128, Newton, Apple II+, Atari 2600
  • Bill Rising Calculating status...
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    Feb 28, 2011 10:12 AM (in response to mr.bill)
    Well, shoot. Wish I'd read this before updating today. I don't like being told I have to update, only to be a beta tester on an alpha version.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • effendrew Calculating status...
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    Mar 6, 2011 12:33 AM (in response to atomicluck1)
    how do you undo the upgrade??
    i did back up my iCal database before, but need the old version to still sync with (2) macs & iPhone!
    Is this still possible?
    MBP 17", PB 15", Mini Intel, and many others, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Tina Schell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 6, 2011 6:58 AM (in response to atomicluck1)
    Bought my husband an i-phone and decided to upgrade for better calendar sharing. Agree with everyone that it's a mess and am sorry I upgraded. Only hope things get better soon as I really depend on the calendar in a big way.
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Iphone 3G and 4G
  • Bill Rising Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Mar 6, 2011 1:46 PM (in response to effendrew)
    I think that Apple should've been more explicit that the only real way to update is to unregister all but one main computer, run the update, and then re-register all the other computers. In any case, this is how I downgraded. There may be a more efficient way:

    0. Be sure that you have backups of your calendars, which you made before upgrading. If you don't have these, you are in trouble.
    1. Unregister all computers tied to the mobile me account except one, called the 'main computer' for lack of a better term.
    2. Turn off calendar syncing on all iPhones, each time saying to delete the calendar data
    3. Go to http://me.com/calendar/downgrade
    4. Click the 'downgrade' button (I think that's its name)
    5. Wait a little while until the calendars have been downgraded
    6. Delete all the calendars from the main computer
    7. Restore all the calendars from the backup
    8. Sync the main computer with mobile me
    9. Re-register all computers and tell them to replace their data with the data from mobile me
    10. Turn on calendar syncing on your iPhone

    A bit of a pita, but I found that this worked better than turning off sync for the calendars and then turning it back on.

    My problem when upgrading was that floating timezone events had their times shifted, which for me is a big deal.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • effendrew Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)
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    Mar 6, 2011 7:17 PM (in response to Bill Rising)
    THANK YOU !!
    just saved me from a headache with all my systems and users!
    now lets see if Apple listens to their users.... now to look at other options before i am forced to be unhappy again.

    Thanks again Bill!
    MBP 17", PB 15", Mini Intel, and many others, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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