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Two Problems - iCal and pdf

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Jan 29, 2013 9:53 AM

iCal calendars and dates disappeared with only one 2013 blank calendar viewable. I would like to have my former calendars in iCal that had the latest dates/events in it. 

   Where can I find the files for iCal on my hard drive so that I can have them entered in iCal again?

   Why did this happen and how to prevent it from happening again?


When I click on a website link to read a pdf, only gibberish code is returned.  Previously, I could read any pdf file.  I then installed the latest Adobe Reader for pdf which did not help. 

   What can I do to be able to read the pdf files?   I have checked all Preferences which seem to be unchanged that might affect reading a pdf.


Previous to all of this, I used Disk Utilities/Repair Permissions because my MBPro was difficult to wake after being in sleep mode.  Could this have caused the above problems?  If so, how do I correct them?


Thanks for your help!



MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion
  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,835 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 11:44 AM (in response to VRS)

    Running Disk Utilities/Repair Permissions shouldn't have caused the problems.


    PDF problems - Go to the Safari Help Menu/Installed Plug-ins and see if you have the Adobe Plug-ins installed.Screen Shot 2013-01-29 at 2.34.18 PM.png

    Mine show as Adobe Acrobat, but there are similar plug-ins for Adobe Reader. When I downloaded Adobe Reader, I was asked if I wanted the plug-ins installed. Try downloading the program again to see if you get the option.



    There appear to be Calendar backups in the user library.


    Hold down the option key while using the Finder "Go To Folder" command. Enter ~/Library.


    If you prefer to make your user library permanently visible, use the Terminal command found below. It does work with Mountain Lion:



    You might want to bookmark the command. I had to use it again after I installed 10.8.2. I have also been informed that if you drag the user library to Finder it will remain visible.


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