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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2008 2:32 PM (in response to Dave Marsh)Ok, I've tried it on my other Macs running Leopard (G5 iMac, MacBook, G4 PowerBook) and search works as expected, displaying the results in the list at the bottom of the main window. It's just this new Intel iMac that's not working properly.
I've tried exporting one of my calendars (although search doesn't work with any of my calendars on this iMac), deleting it, then importing it back in, but that doesn't help.2.8GHz 24" iMac w/4GB RAM/750GB HD, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2008 2:48 PM (in response to Dave Marsh)Dave,
Find works for me in iCal 3.0.2.
Try refreshing the iCal plist file.
Quit iCal and find the com.apple.iCal.plist file in your Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences Folder. Drag the file to your Desktop, log out/in or restart and check iCal for normal behavior.
Another troubleshooting step which has been successful for many users has been to quit iCal and drag Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library/Application Support/iCal/Sources Folder to the desktop. Once again restart iCal and check for normal behavior. I removed this file from my system because I found that it only contains remnants of iCal 2.0.X.
Additionally, you may try deleting any cache files in your Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library/Calendars Folder.
If iCal works properly after either step you can discard the files/folders on the Desktop.
;~)IMac 24"/2.4GHZ/320GB/SD/AP/BT; iMac G4 17 80 GB 1.25GHZ; iMac DV SE Graphite, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle, iPhone
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2008 3:01 PM (in response to Ferd II)Thanks for the reply.
I tried the plist rebuild, with no effect. Leopard no longer has an iCal folder in the user Library, so no way to remove a corrupted index to rebuild. I also tried deleting the Calendar cache file and letting iCal rebuild it, but that also didn't help.
I believe the problem is at the application or system level. I logged into another admin account on this Mac and tried posting an event then searching for it, with the same blank/negative results, so the issue affects all users on this Mac.
I'm going to rerun the 10.5.2 Combo updater to see if that helps.2.8GHz 24" iMac w/4GB RAM/750GB HD, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2008 3:32 PM (in response to Dave Marsh)Reinstalling the 10.5.2 patch didn't help, neither did Repair Permissions, nor copying over another copy of iCal from our MacBook. So, it must be something in the System that's specific to supporting iCal's search/indexing feature.2.8GHz 24" iMac w/4GB RAM/750GB HD, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2008 3:55 PM (in response to Dave Marsh)I couldn't find a specific iCal mdimporter in the /Library/Spotlight folder, so I'm trying a complete reindexing of the startup volume to see if that will force an iCal index rebuild.2.8GHz 24" iMac w/4GB RAM/750GB HD, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2008 4:45 PM (in response to Dave Marsh)OK, issue resolved. Since I knew the issue had to be at the system level, and I couldn't find a specific iCal mdimporter, I simply went to System Preferences/Spotlight and added/deleted my startup volume from the "do not index" list to force a complete reindexing of the hard drive. When that was done, both Spotlight and iCal easily found my search items and displayed them in the list area at the bottom of the window.
Thanks for your feedback.2.8GHz 24" iMac w/4GB RAM/750GB HD, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2008 6:46 PM (in response to Dave Marsh)Dave Marsh:
Thanks for following through with this thread and giving your final solution. It cured my 10.5.2 iCal ills as well. Saved me a lot of hair pulling. iCal is only my life blood. So thanks again.IMac 24" 2.8Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2008 5:42 PM (in response to Dave Marsh)It sounded great: I had (have) the same problem and trief your solution: no change, still the same problem. Did I forget something? Did you restart your computer at any point? Some other idea?
HN.MBP17, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2008 3:32 AM (in response to Dave Marsh)All very good stuff and I've tried everything I can, but Spotlight (and the search on ICAL itself) still refuses to show any results. MY Macbook, also running 10.5.2 has no problems at all. Anybody got any other ideas?
Thanks.Imac 24, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2008 4:04 AM (in response to Dave Marsh)I had a similar problem. The symptoms were:
- Search in iCal did not work at all (no result, what so ever, returned)
- Search in Spotlight worked (the same search that did not return anything in iCal would return To-Dos and events in Spotlight)
I started by backing up and restoring, but this did not work.
I then read a lot about potential solutions involving quite extreme things (such as reinstalling Leopard). I then found out that I could solve this issue by simply exporting each calendar and then reimporting them without deleting anything.
For example, I had a "Home" calendar that I exported. I then chose "Import" then picked the exported "Home" calendar and chose my "Home" calendar in iCal as destination calendar. I feared that I would end up with duplicate events and to-dos, but no, iCal is smart.
Once this is done, my search in iCal started to work again and searching items on this calendar would return correct results (as did spotlight).
I then did the same with all my other calendars, and voilà!
Hope this helpsMacBook Pro 2.4 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2008 2:27 PM (in response to Thierry Rayna)My iCal search doesn't work.
10.5.4 (but also previously).
None of these techniques worked out.
I confirm that creating a new account from scratch (admin)does not resolve the problem. So it is really at root level.
Destroying the spotlight index folder (root level), thus forcing full reindexing, doesn't resolve the problem either.
Hope someone can help.
I really hope Apple will enhance iCal on many aspects(the version 2 was much better).
MichelMacAir, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2008 4:57 AM (in response to Dave Marsh)I'm having the same problem. I just updated my OS to 10.5.4 on an Intel MacBook Pro. I can look at my current calendar and type titles of items in view and nothing shows up in the search column. Let's hope for a remedy soon.MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.5.4)