3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2013 1:03 PM by bnwells
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I'm trying to delete all my past events from iCal so as to start with a completely empty calendar again. This is necessary for what I want to do. I deleted them using the menus (according to the instructions in the iCal handbook). And then, after 30 seconds, they reappear.


So then:

  1. I quit iCal
  2. I moved the following files to a folder called Junk:
    1. User/Library/Caches/com.apple.iChat
    2. User/Library/Calendar (the whole folder)
    3. User/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iCal.helper.plist
    1. User/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iCal.helper.plist.lockfile
    2. User/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iCal.plist
    3. User/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iCal.plist.lockfile
  3. I then renamed the removed folder and individual files and put a file type of .avi at the end
  4. I then trashed them
  5. I then secure-emptied the Trash
  6. I then rebooted
  7. I logged in and opened iCal and ... iCal "reconfigured" until all the events were there again. I have no idea where it retrieved them from.


I wonder what I have to do to get rid of these calendars so I can start again. Can anyone help?


I have an iMac running Lion Server, though the Server is not active or configured and I'm just relying on the basic installation.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6), iMac