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help me restore my ics backup.

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Feb 7, 2013 5:38 AM

Owing to a number of problems with my mac and ios devices, I am setting up EVERYTHING as new. My mac and my ios devices. Before beginning, I took a back up of Calendar & Contacts and then deleted all the contacts and all the calendars from my icloud account.


Since iCloud requires atleast one default calendar to be there I made one called calendar.


now i have set up my mac, iphone and ipad as new. i opened Calendar on my mac and it automatically loaded the default 'calendar'. then i simply double clicked on my ics file and i got a prompt to 'restore' my calendars with the one from the backup, which i did. a few seconds later Calendar 6.0 updates it self with icloud and instead of loading icloud with the newly restored calendar, restored Calendar app on my mac with the default one! this keeps on happening.


Followed the guidlines in apple's support article here...


accordingly, turned off calendar and reminder sync from icloud preferenced. but as soon as i restore my calendar from the back up it would automatically turn it self of and repeat the above mentioned behaviour.


someone please help me out. this should rather be simple.


ALSO... when i log in to it shows me the birthday calendar with entries that are supposedly fetched from my contacts. the deal is.... (i checked and i am sure) my contact book is completely empty, as i had set it up, before formatting my mac and ios devices.


please help!

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 13 inch, 2.4 Ghz, Mid 2010
  • jwcosta1 Calculating status...
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    Feb 10, 2013 2:49 PM (in response to AceNeerav)

    OMG...Thank you for posting this!  It took me a couple of hours while I restored calendars and then watched them disappear!  The trick was to import the back-ups as "New Calendars" and then delete the default after that.  Problem solved and no calendars lost!  Genius!


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