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wirelesschick Calculating status...
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Aug 27, 2012 2:53 PM

My iCal has become extremely unresponsive since upgrade to Lion.  Just stays stuck "updating" all the time but it does not update diddly.  Wont sync to gmail calendar anymore, does not update subcription calendars accurately even though links are right.  Very annoying.  Anybody got a fix?

  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,225 points)
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    Aug 27, 2012 4:39 PM (in response to wirelesschick)

    wirelesschick,

     

    Try removing the com.apple.iCal.plist file from your Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences Folder. To find that Library folder if you are using Lion/Mountain Lion, use Finder>Go Menu>Depress the "Option" key>Library. Drag the .plist file to your desktop, and log out/in or restart.

     

    Next, make sure that you are not connected to the internet. Then go to your Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library/Calendars Folder and remove any files with "Cache" as a part of the file name. Use the same method as listed above to get to the correct Library Folder. Log out/in, or restart and check iCal for functionality.

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  • thelagoschap Calculating status...
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    Sep 6, 2012 9:05 AM (in response to Ferd II)

    iCal has been "updating calendars" for a long time (not sure how long as left the computer unattended) but it ended solving my similar problem.

     

    Thanks!

  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,225 points)
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    Sep 6, 2012 9:42 AM (in response to thelagoschap)

    You are welcome...glad to help.

  • influential Calculating status...
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    Oct 19, 2012 3:31 AM (in response to Ferd II)

    May I just add that I've been having exactly the same problem since a full restore (following SSD failure) and the resolution detailed above worked a treat. Thx.

  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,225 points)
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    Oct 19, 2012 7:06 AM (in response to influential)

    Glad to help.

  • FionaE Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2012 8:48 AM (in response to wirelesschick)

    I read this and tried an even easier solution. Forced iCal to quit. Turned off wifi. Re-opened now inactive iCal. Deleted the offending calendar event. Restarted wifi. Bingo. All behaving beautifully.

  • ColoTunes Calculating status...
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    Nov 27, 2012 4:29 PM (in response to Ferd II)

    Worked for me! Thanks...

  • dmason898 Calculating status...
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    Jan 25, 2013 8:49 PM (in response to wirelesschick)

    Thanks for this solution.  However, I just had to do this for the second time this week.  Any ideas what is causing this problem?

  • sbkellogg Calculating status...
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    Apr 24, 2013 7:47 AM (in response to Ferd II)

    That did the trick, thank you so much!! Curious though, why does that solve the problem?

  • Lnpchina Calculating status...
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    May 11, 2013 11:03 PM (in response to Ferd II)

    I am using a MacAir, running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63), and I cannot find the folders you are referring to. I have searched and searched on Finder for the Library folders, according to the method you prescribed, and cannot find the 'option key' to depress. Please help!

  • Lnpchina Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 11, 2013 11:19 PM (in response to Ferd II)

    I can find a 'Library' folder, containing a 'Preferences' folder, but it is located in 'Macintosh HD', not in 'Users'. Also, the 'Preferences' folder does not contain a file 'called com.apple.iCal.plist' (but does have many similarly worded ones, nor a 'Calendars' folder.

  • dmason898 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 12, 2013 7:37 AM (in response to Lnpchina)

    To find that Library folder if you are using Lion/Mountain Lion, use Finder>Go Menu>Depress the "Option" key>Library.  This is a hidden folder.

  • Lnpchina Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 12, 2013 10:27 AM (in response to dmason898)

    That's where I'm stuck. Would you mind explaining for me in a little more detail what that means please? Does it mean go to the 'Go' dropdown menu, when in Finder? If so, I cannot find any 'keys' there called "option".

  • dmason898 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 13, 2013 9:21 AM (in response to Lnpchina)

    You need to hold down the Option(alt) key while selecting the "Go" menu in finder.  By holding down the Option key, the Library folder will become visible.

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