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Where are the "Reminders" reminders kept on Mac?

1019 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2012 2:56 AM by kOoLiNuS RSS
SJism Calculating status...
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Sep 13, 2012 7:34 PM

Today I was going through the Reminders application on my Mac and decided to delete the default Reminders list and make some new ones. What I hadn't expected was for the "Completed" list, which has many dates and such that I like to refer to, to delete as well. Additionally, Reminders was set up through iCloud, so it seems that it's permenantly gone.


However, I have Time Machine backups of my computer, and I imagine that the Reminders must be stored on the computer because iCloud just does the syncing (right?). So I'm wondering if anyone knows where the Reminders are kept on the Mac because I could then restore the original Reminders list.


If you could help me, I would be eternally grateful to you! Thanks for any help in advance.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion
  • Connie Hawkins42 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 14, 2012 9:20 PM (in response to SJism)

    Same sort of problem here... I deleted a reminder List by accident and would love to know where they are stored so that I might recover it via Time Machine... Anyone know?

  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,295 points)
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    Oct 14, 2012 11:50 PM (in response to SJism)

    They're stored in your username/Library/Calendars/ folder, as part of the calendar services for the various accounts you add in the system preferences. They're standard .ics calendar files, but are named by rather cryptic looking UUIDs so they will be rather difficult to identify in the Finder.

  • Connie Hawkins42 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Unfortunately‚because I'm trying to recover a deleted list—as far as I can tell, they do *not* show up under the same folder name in the Time Machine:


    I've identified the current reminder folder in the libarary, but unable to find the same sucker in any of my saved dates in Time Machine.


    It's crazy that Apple doesn't have a specifically labled folder—it's like looking for a needle in a haystack. Just an awful experience.

  • kOoLiNuS Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 12:51 AM (in response to SJism)

    I've tried going back to last friday morning with TimeMachine (today is tuesday), I've selected all files in ~/Library/Calendars and restored them back, overwriting everyfile now contained there but in the I do not see anything.


    What else should I try?


  • kOoLiNuS Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 2:56 AM (in response to SJism)

    Since I have Apple Care active I gave a phone call to (italian's) Apple Support.

    The operator suggested me to try to recover from Time Machine the




    folder content. Unfortunately this doesn't have solved my issue. As a last resource to try he suggested me to make a full restore from my iPhone backup ... (I do mine on my Mac and not on iCloud).


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