Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2011 1:04 PM (in response to dg2011maryland)
Initally I suggest you remove your Calendar Cache file.
- Quit iCal.
- Choose Home from the Finder's Go menu.
- Open the Library folder. (If you are using OS X Lion, you will need to hold the Option key while clicking the Go menu in order to access the Library folder.)
- Open the Calendars folder.
- In the Finder, delete the Calendar Cache files, including any that also display a -1 (or -2, -3, and so forth) directly after their filename.
- Open iCal and test.
Let us know how this goes.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2011 2:03 PM (in response to dg2011maryland)
I'd say there is a permissions issue.
What are the permissons on the Calendar folder? You can see this by selecting the folder and pressing Cmd-I. Your user should have read-write permissions.
Have you migrated your account recently?
Do you have a Time Machine backup?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2011 3:20 PM (in response to John Maisey)
It says I have permission to read and write. It also says that "everyone" has permission to read only. Thanks for the help by the way.
I don't believe I have migrated my account and I've never heard of time machine.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2011 3:36 PM (in response to dg2011maryland)
Time Machine is Apple's built in backup system to help in the case your files get corrupted or go missing. Do you backup your user profile any other way?
How much information do/did you have stored in iCal?
Do you sync your calendars or use MobileMe?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2011 3:51 PM (in response to John Maisey)
I used to sync it to my iphone but that function stopped and i had to start using google calendar. i still have some appointments on my iphone. is there a way to unistall ical and reinstall it?
(saving what's there)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2011 3:58 PM (in response to dg2011maryland)
I doubt very much the problem is with the iCal application, it is far more likely to be with your user data. You can check this by making a new user account on the computer and trying iCal there. Does iCal work on a new user account?
Are all your events stored on Google Calendar?
If you don't have a backup set up for your computer I strongly suggest you invest in an external hard drive and set Time Machine to backup your data to it. Having a backup would have made this issue fairly easy to resolve.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2013 3:30 AM (in response to dg2011maryland)
Thanks very much John.
I haven't used iCal for years because of the problem shown in the attached.
When I opened the calendar folder in user:library it was empty. I followed your advice and found my user name wasn't in the permissions list let alone have the right permissions. I added my user to the list and set it to read&write. Problem solved!
Just thought I'd add this detail to this thread in case it's of help to people.
#ical #snowleopard #the file couldn't be saved because you don't have permission