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Calendar in a "Crash Loop"

310 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2013 12:35 PM by Eric Root RSS
q-bit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 9, 2013 10:50 AM

Today I opened up "Calander" in a Mid-2012 MacBook Air and it continually gives the message that "Calendar unexpectedly quit".  I click to re-open and it just gives the same message.  I've tried shutting down and restarting, but the proble persists; so I can not open Calendar.  All software is up to date; and I'm running Mountail Lion.


Does anyone else have this problem, or perhaps a solution???



This is part of the message (below)..........



Process:         Calendar [262]

Path:            /Applications/


Version:         6.0 (1645)

Build Info:      iCal-1645000000000000~2

Code Type:       X86-64 (Native)

Parent Process:  launchd [147]

User ID:         501



Date/Time:       2013-02-09 10:37:21.519 -0800

OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.8.2 (12C3006)

Report Version:  10



Interval Since Last Report:          848434 sec

Crashes Since Last Report:           27

Per-App Interval Since Last Report:  171010 sec

Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   27

Anonymous UUID:                      55A0C3F7-4799-0E5C-350D-11462A72942C



Crashed Thread:  0  Dispatch queue:



Exception Type:  EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)

Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000



Application Specific Information:

*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSRangeException', reason: '*** -[__NSArrayI objectAtIndex:]: index 0 beyond bounds for empty array'

terminate called throwing an exception

abort() called

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,225 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 11:41 AM (in response to q-bit)



    Try removing the file from your Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences Folder. To find that Library folder, use Finder>Go Menu>Depress the "Option" key>Library. Drag the .plist file to your desktop, and log out/in or restart.


    Next, make sure that you are not connected to the internet. Then go to your Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library/Calendars Folder and remove any files with "Cache" as a part of the file name. Use the same method as listed above to get to the correct Library Folder. Log out/in, or restart and check Calendar for functionality.


    OS X Mountain Lion, iPad 3G, iPhone 4, 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle
  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,875 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 12:38 PM (in response to q-bit)

    Do you see this?


    Screen Shot 2013-02-09 at 3.37.43 PM.png

  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,225 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 2:37 PM (in response to q-bit)

    You are welcome!

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,875 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 4:51 PM (in response to q-bit)

    You are welcome. Glad it is working again.

  • crashon Calculating status...
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    Feb 25, 2013 12:07 PM (in response to q-bit)

    To q-bit, FERDII and Eric


    I had the same problem happen to me today after setting up my icalendar to sync on icloud. Then the Loop problem started - first issue I have with my MacBook.The ipad, iphone and ipod worked fine - no issues there so I was confident the issue with with the laptop. I figured the root cause was an issue with i-cloud syncing to my google calendar - seems there is a lot of discussion/chatter out there on that issue.  Anyways I removed the google calendar - and set all calendars to sync across devices via i-cloud using iCAL.


    I was a bit nervous going into my libraries and deleting files - but I followed the instructions exactly and WORKED LIKE A CHARM!! - everything syncing now and working as it should!!


    Thank you FerdII and Eric and thanx to q-bit for posting this, else I would be sitting here in frustration wondering why I made the switch

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,875 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 12:35 PM (in response to crashon)

    If you prefer to make your user library permanently visible, use the Terminal command found below.


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