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Manual calendar migration Mavericks?

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coffeecoffee11 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 12, 2013 5:32 AM

I upgraded to Mavericks from Snow Leopard, but things were slow and also decided to add an SSD to my iMac and do a clean install of Mavericks.

 

All went well, but I forgot to export calendar. I found my calendars on time machine (an older backup) located in /users/username/library/calendars but when I grab this folder and copy it over to the same location on my new HDD and restart calendar, none of my new calendars appear.  These are all local calendars - no cloud syncing or any other cloud services. I see all the ICS entries in the folders.

 

After I copy all the old calendars over - the Hex/Alpha names - when i reopen calendar it creates new calendars in the folder for the default calendars but ignores the old ones i restored.

 

Any ideas?

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • Peter H Calculating status...
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    Mar 29, 2014 4:10 PM (in response to coffeecoffee11)
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,965 points)
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    Mar 30, 2014 12:19 AM (in response to Peter H)

    That thread is specifically about restoring calendars from a backup when iCloud is in use (it will sync its own calendars and overwrite the backups because they are older). The OP has stated that he is not using iCloud. Hopefully he found a solution since last November.

  • Peter H Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Mar 30, 2014 1:57 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)

    That may be so, but it is still applicable even if you're not using iCloud. I had a similar issue to the OP and the thread I linked to was beneficial.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,965 points)
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    Mar 30, 2014 2:04 AM (in response to Peter H)

    Interesting, because if there is no syncing process in operation and restored calendars are disappearing then something very odd is going on. Another Mavericks peculiarity, I wonder?

  • Peter H Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Mar 30, 2014 3:07 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)

    My problem wasn't a Mavericks peculiarity, but a me peculiarity. I was stupid enough to delete some calendar's from Calendar that I really didn't want to delete. That post showed me what files I needed to grab off time machine. Initially that didn't work so I then read further down and found that I needed to log out. I did that and my calendar's appeared.

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