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Need to delete event without notifying - or edit title

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srelan Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Feb 24, 2012 11:06 AM

This has been brought up in past but with older versions of iCal.

Since iCal infuriatingly does not let you rename an event that you were invited and accepted (because proposer may have named it something only contextual to them - i.e.  "meeting with Acme",  however WE ARE ACME company!)   I want to accept meeting and the internet transmission of acceptance is fine.  But then I have no other choice but to delete the event and then add my own event with the same times but with my own more accurate title.  BUT, then the inviter gets an auto decline from me.    NOT COOL.   If I could at least see the even details before double clicking the .ics file attachment, then I could resolve by ignoring and adding my own. BUT, by double click it automatically goes into iCal with no way to delete without auto-declining.


This has got to be a rampantly common problem among other users and is so fundamental to the whole invitation function. Somebody please help with a solution. Even if a jury-rigged one.

iMac (27-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • John Maisey Level 5 Level 5 (6,870 points)



    If the calendars are local to your machine (i.e under the "On My Mac" section in iCal) I suggest you try my application iCal Reply Checker.

    Cal Reply Checker is an add-in to iCal for Mac OSX that gives the user options for how replies to meeting invites on local calendars that are sent with Mail are dealt with.

    This application allows the option to block some, all or none of the out-going meeting event related emails sent with Mail. It also gives the option to edit the message in Mail before sending.

    Note: iCal Reply Checker is not compatible with notifications sent by iCal using Exchange or CalDAV servers including the iCloud calendar.

    iCal Reply Checker is shareware. Registration is £3 and can be done through the application. The application runs as a demo for 10 days before registration is required.


    Best wishes

    John M


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  • birdahonk Calculating status...

    I was just experiencing this problem on Mountain Lion. The calendar I wanted to delete was on iCloud. So, I logged into iCloud from a web browser, and selected Calendar. On the current incarnation of iCloud Calendar the calendars are listed on the left. I selected the "Edit" link at the top of that list and chose delete. It indicated that the items would be deleted, but there was nothing about notifications. Then, when I went back to iCal on my Mac, I selected the calendar to be deleted, right clicked, and slected refresh...


    ... gone.


    It probably would have disappeared on it's own eventually. I'd be curious to see if theis works for others, so please confirm.


    Good luck.

  • CDR7 Calculating status...

    I'm also very interested in removing a calendar to rid myself of the "delete and notify" issue within hundreds of meeting invitations. When you deleted this calendar in iCloud, did it send notifications to the invitees in any of the calendar events?


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