1 2 3 Previous Next 35 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2013 7:37 PM by Stela Go to original post
  • 15. Re: I cannot open ical
    oBs barcode Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    If its a setting issue redownloading and installing wont fix it. That will do a archive reinstall. So if the issue is related to a program or setting the issue will still be there. You can try a reinstall like that but there is a chance that you might need to do an erase and install.

  • 16. Re: I cannot open ical
    Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6 (12,775 points)

    Just had one other thought. I'm assuming you are using Calendars with iCloud - yes?

    If so, you could try turning off Calendars in System Preferences>iCloud and deselect Calendars and Reminders. You'll get a message that they will be 'deleted from this Mac' - OK that, the calendar will re-populate when you re-activate it.

    Whilst you have logged out of Calendars will it launch? If so, restart the computer and then re-activate Calendar & Reminders in iCloud Preferences. Will Calendar launch now?

  • 17. Re: I cannot open ical
    Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6 (12,775 points)

    Hopefully the OP can avoid an erase and install. Maybe turning off Calendar will at least enable the program to launch which would be progress.

  • 18. Re: I cannot open ical
    roghum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Paul and Barcode

     

    Barcode -  I have tried  a disc repair with first aid no help I am afraid

    Paul - No I was not usiong it with icloud but I have now tried turning on icloud and surprisingly I can see calaneder on my ipad.

    I have tried synching my iphone (without icloud ) on my iphone and again I can see calandar.

     

    When I restart the icon bounces twice. When I click on again nothing happens

    Roger

  • 19. Re: I cannot open ical
    Stela Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    Delete

    com.apple.iCal.plist

    From your Home Directory -> Library -> Preferences

     

    And then open iCal

  • 20. Re: I cannot open ical
    oBs barcode Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    If the OP is using iCloud then I dont see why that wont work.

  • 21. Re: I cannot open ical
    roghum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you

    I dont know how to do this

     

    How do I find my "home directory"?

     

    Roger

  • 22. Re: I cannot open ical
    Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6 (12,775 points)

    In Finder hold down the Option/Alt key and from the 'Go' menu select Library (since 10.7 Library has been hidden in the Go menu) and follow the route in Stela's post.

  • 23. Re: I cannot open ical
    oBs barcode Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    When you have a blank desktop open with Finder as the only open/active application go to the "Go" drop down lish and hold the Optition key and you will see library, or home directory.

  • 24. Re: I cannot open ical
    roghum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Paul, Barcode and Stela

     

    I have found library but not ical.plist

     

    I have searched and found ical.plis

    I have deleted this

     

     

    No effect

     

    Any more ideas?

     

    Roger

  • 25. Re: I cannot open ical
    Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6 (12,775 points)

    I'm stuck for other ideas, but I did find this User Tip from Austin Kinsella1. It talks about iCal and is a couple of years old, but may still be relevant to Calendar:

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-2095

  • 26. Re: I cannot open ical
    roghum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well I have tried logging in as another user and Calendar does work.

     

    However I cannot open my own calendar or its  preferences from the top left corner of the imac - it is dead. So I cant make a note of the preference settings. So I dont know what is safe to delete

     

    Any more ideas please?

     

    Roger

  • 27. Re: I cannot open ical
    Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6 (12,775 points)

    I'm pretty much stuck for other ideas. My last throw of the dice would be to move the files shown in the image to the Desktop, restarting (the files should be recreated) and try launching Calendar again. If it fixes things you can dump the files on your desktop, if there's no change you may as well put them back. The files are located in User>Library>Preferences (the same folder you navigated to from the Go menu in a previous posting).

    The fact that the app works in safe mode and in another user account obviously points the finger at corruption somewhere in just your user account.

    I don't know whether a complete re-install of the OS will resolve the problem if the issue is limited to just your user account. Sorry, but I'm flummoxed.

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    Do you have any anti-virus software installed - e.g. Avast, Norton, Kapersky, MacKeeper, Intego, etc? Sometimes they can cause difficult to resolve problems.

  • 28. Re: I cannot open ical
    roghum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks anyway

    Dumping those 3 files did not work either

     

    BUT I now have two calendars in the library!

     

    How do I do a complete reinstall of OS?

     

    Roger

  • 29. Re: I cannot open ical
    Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6 (12,775 points)

    You could log on to the App Store and click on your Purchases tab and re-download it (at no cost). Once downloaded and before running the installer you may want to copy it on to a large capacity USB stick (the file is 4gb+) which might save you a future download if you ever need to do another re-install. The installer deletes itself after successful installation. The MLion installer file gets downloaded to your Applications folder.

     

    Alternatively, you can use the Recovery HD. Restart holding Command+r and it'll take you to a screen with four options. Choose re-install Mountain Lion - it'll take a while as it will re-download from the App Store so you need to be connected to the internet. You won't get any opportunity to save the file this way. More info here:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718

     

    Re-installing the OS itself should not effect your data, but it is essential to have an up-to-date backup by way of Time Machine or a clone so you have a recovery plan should anything go wrong (unlikely, but it does happen).