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Two Problems - iCal and pdf

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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!

 

Vernon

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.

     

    http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/quick-fix-view-pdfs-web.html

     

    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:

     

    http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/22/access-user-library-folder-in-os-x-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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