4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2012 4:57 PM by MadisonP
michis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

importing ical data stuck- how do I stop it?

  • 1. Re: importing ical data stuck- how do I stop it?
    MadisonP Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)

    Greetings,

     

    Where are you importing from?

     

    You can try:

    1. Quit iCal by going to iCal > Quit
    2. Force quit iCal: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3411

     

    Re-open iCal and you should be back up and running.

     

    Cheers.

  • 2. Re: importing ical data stuck- how do I stop it?
    michis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks, that helped!

  • 3. Re: importing ical data stuck- how do I stop it?
    teethandbones Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    mine does this too!! but after i force quit, and start again, it just gets stuck again when tryingh to import any event. i can import events on my iphone a-ok, but i have this issue on my macbook pro.

    it's been this way for a couple weeks. can i trash and reload just iCal on my mac?

  • 4. Re: importing ical data stuck- how do I stop it?
    MadisonP Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)

    Greetings,

     

     

    1. First make an iCal backup:  Click on each calendar on the left hand side of iCal one 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. Go to iCal > Quit iCal

     

    3. 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)

    --- NOTE: To get to "Home > Library" in Lion: Click anywhere on the desktop and then click on the "Go" menu at the top of the computer screen while holding down the "option" key on the keyboard.  You will see "Library" in the menu.

     

    4. Launch iCal and test.

     

     

     

     

    If the issue persists:

    1. Go to iCal > Quit iCal

     

     

    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.

     

     

    3. Launch iCal and test.

     

     

    Hope that helps.