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DanK Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

I want to start using iCloud to sync my calendars. I see that I now have the "on my mac" calendars that I have been using for the past few years, and I also have two new "iCloud" calendars. So how do I move the "on my mac" calendars to become "iCloud" calendars"? Or do I (can I?) move the appointments in those calendars?


iMac 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 duo, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • 1. Re: Transferring "On my Mac" calendars to "iCloud"
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,370 points)

    You can copy the appointments to the iCloud calendar, when all are copied delete the local calendar(s)

  • 2. Re: Transferring "On my Mac" calendars to "iCloud"
    AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,340 points)

    I would select the "on your Mac" calendar (do this one calendar at a time), and FILE/Export.../Export.

     

    Then select your iCloud Calendar and FILE/IMPORT and select your file that you just exported.

  • 3. Re: Transferring "On my Mac" calendars to "iCloud"
    DanK Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Is there a way to do this all at once? or do i need to do one appointment at a time? (referring to Csound's answer)

  • 4. Re: Transferring "On my Mac" calendars to "iCloud"
    alexbird Level 4 Level 4 (1,215 points)

    You need to export each calendar individually and save it on your desktop.  Then when you import it again to iCal create the new calendar as an iCloud calendar.  It should transfer all of the events in that one calendar.  You will probably have to do that a couple times since you most likely have multiple calendars.

  • 5. Re: Transferring "On my Mac" calendars to "iCloud"
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,370 points)

    AppleMan1958 wrote:

     

    I would select the "on your Mac" calendar (do this one calendar at a time), and FILE/Export.../Export.

     

    Then select your iCloud Calendar and FILE/IMPORT and select your file that you just exported.

    Beat me to it ......

  • 6. Re: Transferring "On my Mac" calendars to "iCloud"
    Mateomasfeo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I gave up on iCloud.  It is a big Cluster****.  Don't do it!  I lost all my calendars.  No biggie!  Great instructions and a seamless update Apple!

  • 7. Re: Transferring "On my Mac" calendars to "iCloud"
    Daniel Ebeck Level 4 Level 4 (1,650 points)

    It wasn't working for me, but is now.

    Open iCal.

    Go to Sys Prefs >> iCloud.

    Turn off Calendars.

    Go to iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID.

    Check that the calendars are not present.

    Go back to Sys Prefs and turn Calendars back on.

    Choose Merge.

    Wait whilst it "Upgrades" your calendars.

    Once it has fininshed, check that they appear on the iCloud.com calendars.

    Go back to iCal and click the Calendars button to see them all listed under iCloud.

     

    I had a problem previously where it either hung whilst upgrading or the process finished without moving the calendars. I just tried it again and it worked.

  • 8. Re: Transferring "On my Mac" calendars to "iCloud"
    cmcnulty Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This worked perfectly. Thanks!

  • 9. Re: Transferring "On my Mac" calendars to "iCloud"
    MoMo4489 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This sounds great, but is there a way where I can do something similar on the iOS devices themselves? The situation I have is that my new iPad has the calendars from my Mac on it (plus the iCloud ones but I'd like to merge them) while my iPhone's calendars got erased and just have iCloud on them. I don't have iCloud on my Mac because it's too old to support Lion.

    Daniel Ebeck wrote:

     

    It wasn't working for me, but is now.

    Open iCal.

    Go to Sys Prefs >> iCloud.

    Turn off Calendars.

    Go to iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID.

    Check that the calendars are not present.

    Go back to Sys Prefs and turn Calendars back on.

    Choose Merge.

    Wait whilst it "Upgrades" your calendars.

    Once it has fininshed, check that they appear on the iCloud.com calendars.

    Go back to iCal and click the Calendars button to see them all listed under iCloud.

     

    I had a problem previously where it either hung whilst upgrading or the process finished without moving the calendars. I just tried it again and it worked.

  • 10. Re: Transferring "On my Mac" calendars to "iCloud"
    Schrockinator Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Worked Perfectly for me too!  Thanks!

  • 11. Re: Transferring "On my Mac" calendars to "iCloud"
    Gon Paran Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I have the exact oposite problem. I don't have a mobile device just my mac, I thought it could be nice to access my calendars via anywehre so I let icloud do it's thing... then I had to turn it off so it deleted all my "on my mac" calendars, after turning it on again I get all the calendars but "iCloud" not "On my mac"

    Any Ideas on how to get them back to my mac?

  • 12. Re: Transferring "On my Mac" calendars to "iCloud"
    tdubya76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This worked like a charm for me.  Just a hint: the first few times that I tried it I was going to ical and clicking Preferences under the iCal menu.  You want to go to SYSTEM PREFERENCES under the apple. 

     

    best!

  • 13. Re: Transferring "On my Mac" calendars to "iCloud"
    Deuce man Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here's a heads up: Turning Calnedars off and on in System Prefs worked but I had a scary moment.  When turning it off, you get a warning that turning it off would DELETE the calendars on your Mac. Yes, I backed up my data but still, that word "delete" gives me the collywobbles.

  • 14. Re: Transferring "On my Mac" calendars to "iCloud"
    Cbenton1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Hi Guys,

     

    I had this same problem, and this fixed it, so thanks! But my bigger question is that since this calendar was basically just copy and pasted to icloud, won't that mean that updates to the subscription won't sync?

     

    My calendar is for my school, and they update it almost daily/weekly with changes. Will this no longer happen?

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