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Invitee autocomplete shows incorrect name

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Henry Stepp Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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Jun 16, 2011 6:49 PM

When one of my users try to type in someones name, a completely diffrent list from the letters typed. For example, when he tpyes "T", the list starts with the V's. None of my other users are having the same problem. It appears to be something isolated to him. I have tried removing the iCal and AddressBook cache from his library folder.

 

He is running 10.6 and is connected to 10.6 server with iCal and AddressBook server running.

 

Any help.

 

Thanks,

 

Henry

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • MadisonP Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)
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    Jun 17, 2011 12:32 AM (in response to Henry Stepp)

    Greetings Henry,

     

     

    1. First make an iCal backup:  Click on each calendar on the left hand side of iCal 1 at a time highlighting it's name and then going to File Export > Export and saving the resulting calendar file to a logical location for safekeeping.

     

     

    2. Remove the following to the trash and restart your computer:

    Home > Library > Caches > com.apple.ical

    Home > Library > Calendars > Calendar Cache, Cache, Cache 1, 2, 3, etc. (Do not remove Sync Cache or Theme Cache if present)

    Home > Library > Preferences > com.apple.ical (There may be more than one of these. Remove them all.)

    ---NOTE: Removing these files may remove any shared (CalDAV) calendars you may have access to. You will have to re-add those calendars to iCal > Preferences > Accounts.

    Home > Library > Preferences > com.apple.Addressbook (There may be more than one of these. Remove them all.)

     

    Once the computer is back up and running open iCal and test.

     

     

     

    Hope that helps.

  • SeaCruz Calculating status...
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    Aug 6, 2011 11:02 AM (in response to MadisonP)

    This worked to correct my problem as well with some modification.  I was getting incorrect auto-fill into iCal on one address in particular.  The address was scanned as Rjchard, rather than Richard and changes to address book and 'previous address' in Mail had to affect on the iCal autofill function.

     

    Rather than remove

    Home > Library > Caches > com.apple.ical

    Home > Library > Calendars > Calendar Cache

     

    I opened them in TextWrangler, then searched/replaced rjc with ric and the problem was solved.

     

    Thanks for the pointer!

  • Mr Picasso Calculating status...
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    Jan 16, 2012 4:53 PM (in response to SeaCruz)

    @SeaCruz

    I have been chasing this frustration of iCal auto-filling an invitee address that hasn't been used in years. Yet if I wasn't paying attention, the wrong person was invited to a meeting. I finally stopped the madness by doing what was suggested: 1. quit iCal; 2. edited the com.apple.ical file to delete the incorrect previous email address and all lines including the flanking <dict> and </dict> tags around the <key>emailaddressxxx</key> <dict>bunchof otherkeysandstrings</dict> block (I found the text by doing a search for the email address); and 3. deleting the Calendar cache file (I opened the Calendar Cache file to edit it and couldn't see a clear break point to delete the offending information, so I just deleted the whole file and restarted iCal.) iCal "updated all calendars" and looks good except it pulled in an old MobileMe calendar, which I deleted in iCal accounts because I'm now using iCloud.

     

    Thank you for helping end an ongoing frustration and embarrassment.

  • Alan Refaeli Calculating status...
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    Jun 29, 2012 1:45 AM (in response to Henry Stepp)

    1. quit ical

    2.  go to Home > Library > Caches > com.apple.ical

    3.  Open file named   -  Previous Recipients.plist

    4.  Search for email

    5.  Delete all lines including the <dict> and </dict> tags around the <key>emailaddressxxx</key> <dict>bunchof otherkeysandstrings</dict>

     


  • msels Calculating status...
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    Nov 19, 2012 9:00 AM (in response to Alan Refaeli)

    That's it, Alan!!!  You did it!  It works perfectly now.  You don't need TextWrangler. 

     

    The only thing I would add is you may not find that com.apple.ical file in the main library.  I found it in my Home>users>YourUserName>Library>Caches>com.apple.ical.  Other than that, just do what Alan posted above and it fixed the problem.

     

    Thank you so much!!

  • rchaser4 Calculating status...
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    Oct 31, 2013 2:35 PM (in response to Alan Refaeli)

    Any idea on where to find this (these) files in Mavericks?

     

    I've looked, and looked...

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