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Apple ID Casey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Calendar events are missing after upgrade to mountain lion

  • 1. Re: calendar events missing
    bandit Level 3 Level 3 (875 points)

    If you backed up before the install, you should be able to restore from the backup.

  • 2. Re: calendar events missing
    Apple ID Casey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks, but how do i restore from time machine backup?

  • 3. Re: calendar events missing
    bandit Level 3 Level 3 (875 points)

    With Time Machine you can go "back in time" to restore files, versions of files, or your entire system. Make sure your backup drive is connected and mounted (if not, Time Machine will alert you that "Your Time Machine backup disk can't be found."

    If prompted, enter an administrator name and password to proceed with the restore.

    Restoring specific files or folders

    Choose Enter Time Machine from the Time Machine menu and the restore interface appears. You can literally see your windows as they appeared "back in time."


    You can use the timeline on the right side of the window to reach a certain point back in time (the timeline shows the times of all backups on your backup drive). If you don’t know exactly when you deleted or changed a file, you can use the back arrow to let Time Machine automatically travel through time to show you when that folder last changed.

    Note: Dates in pink indicate the data resides on your Time Machine backup device. Dates in white indicate the data resides on your Mac. In OS X Lion, portable Macs have the feature of local snapshots. See this article for details.

    You can also perform a Spotlight search in the Time Machine Finder Window search field to find a file. Simply type the Spotlight search field and use the back arrow to have Time Machine search through your backups to find what you are looking for.

    Before you restore a file, you can also use Quick Look to preview a file to make sure its the one you want. Highlight the file and press the Space Bar to bring up a quick look.

    To restore, select the file/folder and click the "Restore" button. The file will automatically be copied to the desktop or appropriate folder.  If the file you are restoring has another file in the same location with the same name, you will be prompted to choose which file to keep or keep both.

  • 4. Re: calendar events missing
    DrewUK Level 2 Level 2 (450 points)

    I had this problem too.  Go to Icloud settings in system prefs and ensure Calendars & Reminders has been ticked.  Once I did this all my Calendars returned.

     

    Drew

  • 5. Re: calendar events missing
    bandit Level 3 Level 3 (875 points)

    Drew,

    Thanks for the tip. Easy solution.

     

    Apple ID Casy, please post back and let us know if drew's suggestion worked.

  • 6. Re: calendar events missing
    edison3710 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It is tcked, but it does no good - calendar stuff still is 100% gone

  • 7. Re: calendar events missing
    Apple ID Casey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Calendar events are still gone.

    I can't seem to find a calendar backup in time machine.

  • 8. Re: calendar events missing
    bandit Level 3 Level 3 (875 points)

    Once in time machine, navigate to your application folder and select iCal. Then on the timeline to the right go back to before the update and select restore

  • 9. Re: calendar events missing
    npriley Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I had the same problem - my calendar events disappeared with the upgrade. However, I upgraded from Snow Leopard and I can't restore from iCal to Calendar. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  • 10. Re: calendar events missing
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    You don't want to restore the application, you want the data.

     

    See Time Machine - Frequently Asked Question #28

  • 11. Re: calendar events missing
    Apple ID Casey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    npriley has the same situation as i do.

    i still cant find the data.

    restored ical but it does not work with mtn lion.

  • 12. Re: calendar events missing
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    Apple ID Casey wrote:

    . . .

    i still cant find the data.

    See Time Machine - Frequently Asked Question #28

  • 13. Re: calendar events missing
    npriley Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I restored the Calendar data from Time Machine as indicated from Pondini's link.... but not all of the events were actually restored. I've tried restoring from a couple of different backups (including the most recent backup right before I installed Mountain Lion), but I'm still missing events!

     

    I haven't been using iCloud on my iPhone. Is there a way to get all of the events from my iPhone to iCloud or to my Calendar on my Mac?

  • 14. Re: calendar events missing
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    Ah, if you have Calendar syncing via iCloud, that's the problem. 

     

    iCloud is the "master" -- even if you restore to your Mac, iCloud will make your Mac agree with the cloud, not the other way around (for Calendars that are on the cloud).

     

    For a workaround, see  this discussion thread.

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