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iCal buggy looping on iMac Lion

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skottez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 29, 2013 12:38 PM

i have this weird thing happening:  when i launch iCal i keep getting:  "Adding a new event. This calendar contains a new event. Please select a destination calendar:" and i then select a calendar and hit OK but this then repeats a million times but never progresses until it finally freezes.

 

- running 10.7.5 - and i don't appear to even HAVE a Library under Macintosh HD/Users/myusername/ ?!

 

i do, however, have Macintosh HD/Library/Preferences but no com.apple.iCal at all. none.

 

i've never used iCal before today, finally set it up on my iPhone and iPad (it works in these two places) and to sync to iCloud. i think unbeknownst to me this meetup group i belong to sent a million calendar invitations this past year and the incoming invitations may be clogging things up.

 

help?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,205 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 7:27 PM (in response to skottez)

    skottez,

     

    You may be looking in the wrong Library for the Calendars Folder/Preferences Folder to remove the cache/plist files.

     

    1. Make sure iCal is not running.

     

    2. Go to your Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library/Calendars Folder and move any any files with "Cache" listed in the name field to your Desktop. To find the correct Library folder, go to the Finder menu and select "Go," while holding the "Go" menu depress the "option" key to reveal the desired Library folder.

     

    3. To remove the iCal plist file go to your Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences Folder and move the com.apple.iCal.plist file to the Desktop. To find the correct Library folder, go to the Finder menu and select "Go," while holding the "Go" menu depress the "option" key to reveal the desired Library folder.

     

    4. Log out/in or restart, and open Calendar.

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  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,205 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 11:53 AM (in response to skottez)

    skottez,

     

    What happens if you go the Finder>Go menu, type "~/Library" into the "Go to Folder..." field, and click on "Go?"

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  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,205 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 12:10 PM (in response to skottez)

    skottez,

     

    Interesting...follow the suggested steps.

     

    What happens?

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  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,205 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 12:34 PM (in response to skottez)

    skottez,

    there is also this "lockfile" plist there. should i remove it, too?

    file://localhost/Users/scottj/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iCal.plist.lockfile

    I would not be concerned about the lockfile plist, but I do question the "localhost" file path.

     

    Are you connected to any type of network?

     

    The greyed out Libray appearance is a puzzle for me.

     

    What kind of permissions are listed for that home Library Folder?

     

    Is your external backup hard drive on, or off?

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  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,205 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 1:37 PM (in response to skottez)

    skottez,

     

    Permissions look normal to me.

     

    Can't see anything in your setup that explains what is happening.

     

    Go to System Preferences...>iCloud> and remove "Calendars & Reminders" from the list. Will that allow you to open iCal after you log in/out or restart?

     

    If you have another user account, try using iCal in that account.

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  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,205 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 2:32 PM (in response to skottez)

    skottez,

     

    I am using Mountain Lion, that is why I have "Calendars & Reminders." Couldn't remember what was on the Lion list. In that case just check "Calendars," and see what happens.

     

    Even though you switched from MobileMe to iCloud, your calendars are not syncing iCal with iCloud, until that box is checked.

     

    iCloud: Troubleshooting iCloud Calendar may help you find out what is happening.

     

    If desired, you can create another user account for troubleshooting this problem.

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  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,205 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 4:04 PM (in response to skottez)

    skottez,

     

    What kind of backup do you have? Time Machine?

     

    The "wierd location" of the home Library folder is a concern of mine. Disconnect your external drive. Does the Library folder still show up using the "Go to Folder" window.

     

    Before you consider any further action, I would recommend that you:

    1. Complete a Safe Boot.

    2. Reinstall the OS X Lion 10.7.5 Supplemental Update .

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