8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 6, 2013 9:39 AM by Ferd II
caninoz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

I just migrated the contents of my 2008 MBP to a brand new iMAC - everything is working well, but my iCal has frozen. It is adding new events (eg. if someone sends me an invite) but it won't let me do anything and just "barks" back when i try to input something. I've quit the app multiple times, and restarted my computer but this doesn't help. I've also searched for the caches and preferences in order to trash them, but they actually aren't there.
Thanks for any help - my iCal is indispensible!


iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: ical is freezing
    Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,430 points)

    caninoz,

     

    Paste this text ~/Library into the Finder>Go>Go to Folder...window and select "Go."

     

    Then open the Calendars Folder and move any any files with "Cache" listed in the name field to your Desktop.

     

    Next open the Preferences Folder and move the com.apple.iCal.plist file to the Desktop.

     

    Log out/in or restart, and open Calendar.

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  • 2. Re: ical is freezing
    caninoz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks so much for trying to help -

    I took the steps you recommended, but my ical is still not working properly. Essentially it opens on the correct page, others can invitations and it accepts them, but everytime I try to do something/ click on something it makes the "bloop" sound indicating that it's just not going to interact with me in any way.

    Any other suggestions? Thanks again!

  • 3. Re: ical is freezing
    caninoz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually, I take it back - there was another "cache" file that I missed the first time. I've had another sweep of these files and removed all of them. It now works like a dream. Thank you again.

  • 4. Re: ical is freezing
    Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,430 points)

    You are welcome...glad to help.

  • 5. Re: ical is freezing
    AMDfromCA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ferd II,  I am trying this and want to confirm that I remove all files with cache even the ones in the inside folders.  Then what do I do with all the ones on my desktop that I moved there to make this work?

     

    Thanks for your help!!

  • 6. Re: ical is freezing
    Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,430 points)

    AMD,

     

    As long as you only removed "Cache" files from the specified "Calendars" folder, it should not matter if they are in "Cache" sub-folders. Once on your desktop they can be safely trashed.

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  • 7. Re: ical is freezing
    AMDfromCA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ferd,  that worked!!!  Thank you, I have been struggling with this for months!!!

  • 8. Re: ical is freezing
    Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,430 points)

    You are welcome...glad to help.