3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 20, 2013 2:10 PM by mbayindir
david braun Level 4 Level 4 (2,325 points)

Hello

 

I've got iCal, Addressbook, both still synchronizing with mobileme, and no matter what I do, the adressbooks birthdays entries are displayed threefold.

I go to iCals preferences and disable the birthday-button, makes 1 entry pro person remaining, and 2 seconds after that, the threefold birthday entries are back.

 

Is this a known feature, or do I miss something?

 

Thanks already!

 

david


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • 1. Re: ical displays birthdays multiple times
    MadisonP Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)

    Greetings David,

     

    Questions:

    • Do you see more than one "Birthday" calendar in the calendar menu or do you just see the events multiple times?
    • Is the birthday calendar under the "Subscriptions" category or elsewhere?

    Screen Shot 2012-03-24 at 8.14.37 AM.png

     

    Troubleshooting:

     

    1. First make an iCal backup:  Click on each calendar on the left hand side of iCal one at a time highlighting it's name and then going to File Export > Export and saving the resulting calendar file to a logical location for safekeeping.

     

    2. Go to iCal > Quit iCal

     

    3. Remove the following to the trash and restart your computer:

    Home > Library > Caches > com.apple.ical

    Home > Library > Calendars > Calendar Cache, Cache, Cache 1, 2, 3, etc. (Do not remove Sync Cache or Theme Cache if present)

    --- NOTE: To get to "Home > Library" in Lion:

    finder-go-library.png

    4. Launch iCal and test.

     

     

    If the issue persists:

    1. Go to iCal > Quit iCal

     

    2. Remove the following to the trash and restart your computer:

    Home > Library > Caches > com.apple.ical

    Home > Library > Calendars > Calendar Cache, Cache, Cache 1, 2, 3, etc. (Do not remove Sync Cache or Theme Cache if present)

    Home > Library > Preferences > com.apple.ical (There may be more than one of these. Remove them all.)

    --- NOTE: Removing these files may remove any shared (CalDAV) calendars you may have access to. You will have to re-add those calendars to iCal > Preferences > Accounts.

     

    3. Launch iCal and test.

     

     

    Hope that helps!

  • 2. Re: ical displays birthdays multiple times
    david braun Level 4 Level 4 (2,325 points)

    yes it did!

    Had to remove the preferences file as well, and the of course was a bit dazzled with my CalDAV-Calendars not being here anymore, but all is fine again.

     

    Thanks much!

     

    david

  • 3. Re: ical displays birthdays multiple times
    mbayindir Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

    I have faced with the same problem.

    Removing the Calendar Cache file and the folder (which contains a plist file pointing to birthdays) with calendar extension in the Home > Library > Calendars folder solved the problem for me. Thanks.

    mustafa