4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 25, 2013 8:48 PM by HenryS
molliefromnd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I signed up for icloud today and it put all my calendars onto the cloud. I did not want that. I want some to be just "On my Mac" and not in the cloud but it won't let me. 

 

The site clearly states this:

"The ON MY MAC section is for Calendars that are just saved on your computer. Changes to calendars and events in this section are not pushed to iCloud. They will not appear on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch when you are using iCloud Calendar."

 

I have searched and researched and can not figure out how to add a calednar that will stay just "on my mac".

 

Please help!


Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • 1. Re: Calendars: iCloud vs "on my Mac"
    randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (57,160 points)

    Open Calendar on your Mac so you can see your calendars on the left sidebar.  If you don't see them, tap the Calendars button on the top left.  If you don't have an "On My Mac" section listed, hover the mouse over "iClouid" and click Hide.  Then Control-Click on the left sidebar and select New Calendar.  This should create a local On My Mac Calendar.  Then follow the instructions listed under "To move iCloud Calendars to On My Mac" here: http://www.wilmut.webspace.virginmedia.com/notes/icloudmovecalendars.html.

  • 2. Re: Calendars: iCloud vs "on my Mac"
    HenryS Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)

    randers4 wrote:

     

    Open Calendar on your Mac so you can see your calendars on the left sidebar.  If you don't see them, tap the Calendars button on the top left.  If you don't have an "On My Mac" section listed, hover the mouse over "iClouid" and click Hide.  Then Control-Click on the left sidebar and select New Calendar.  This should create a local On My Mac Calendar.  Then follow the instructions listed under "To move iCloud Calendars to On My Mac" here: http://www.wilmut.webspace.virginmedia.com/notes/icloudmovecalendars.html.

    Excellent advice randers4! I never knew that!!

  • 3. Re: Calendars: iCloud vs "on my Mac"
    randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (57,160 points)

    I didn't find any documentation on this either.  I just discovered it while experimenting with trying to create an On My Mac calendar myself one day.

  • 4. Re: Calendars: iCloud vs "on my Mac"
    HenryS Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)

    randers4 wrote:

     

    I didn't find any documentation on this either.  I just discovered it while experimenting with trying to create an On My Mac calendar myself one day.

    I am using a Calendar Alert to trigger a Shutdown.app to shut down my Server machine (MacMini), and two client machines once a week (MacPro, MBP). The clients will go off first and come on later, after the Server has restarted. The startup is set with a Power Schedule set in System Preferences>Energy Saver>Schedule.  The Shutdown script in each case is an Automator script executed from the Calendar Event alert.

     

    Using a common (shared) shutdown script at a common time proved troublesome so I had to use a script for each machine. This was the only way to do it.