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After many hours and following all the recommended Apple solutions (re-installs, clearing sync history etc etc) I used some of the advice in this discussion I finally got this working. This is what I did:
Problem was my Contacts would sync, but no calendar items would.
1. Deleted every calendar item before 2008 - didn't help
2. Deleted every calendar item over 150K - didn't help
3. Deleted every calendar item with a start date before 2008 which were mainly reoccuring items - didn't help
4. Went through and either reset or deleted every reocurring item that didn't have a specific end date. Some of these I had to delete as they were sent by someone else and for whatever reason I couldn't add an end date to them.
This finally got it, and all calander items now sync. Not only that but the sync took less than a minute, where as before it was taking 15-20 mins.
I just used the Advanced Search to find the Calandar items that matched what I was looking for.
So... for all that I read from above it seems like the only way to make the calendar to sync currently is to 1- delete all events before the current time or 2) go through all events one by one.
Both are not options for me and my calendar. Has anyone heard anything from Apple? Have they acknowledged the problem? Are they working on it?
Just Posted this Bug report:
I have preciously reported this bug as have many other with regard to calendar entries not appearing in Outlook Day/Week/Month view when they are created on the iPod itself yet are there in other views. Items created in Outlook sync perfectly ok.
I did an export of my Calendar to a windows CSV from Outlook to do a comparison of entries. One created from the iPod, the other from Outlook itself. I noticed several differences in the fields being populated which may or may not be of help to know when trying to problem solve iTunes failing to sync correctly.
The 'Private' Field for items created on the iPod is blank whereas it contains the word 'FALSE' for entries that appear correctly in the Calendar. Also the Priority field is always Low for iPod entries and Normal for Outlook created entries.
The Reminder Date and Reminder Time fields are also blank for Entries created on the iPod and not for entries created in Outlook.
Hope this helps you in resolving this very inconvenient bug that has been present since the update to iTunes 7.7. Please note I have gone through all the various exports, imports, recreating of profiles etc and every other combination of attempts to fix this that have been suggested anywhere. I am an IT Specialist of 11 years specialising in Microsoft Products so I know what I am doing on a PC and the problem definitely lies in how iTunes is syncing. This worked perfectly with the previous versions of iTunes.
I cannot get the Outlook 2003 synch to work using any of the above work arounds or apple's work around. I have managed to synch some dates but after adding more dates my synch stops working and issues the OutlookSyncClient.exe not working.
I hope Apple fixes this issue. I used to synch with no problems but not anymore. I am surprised it is taking apple so long to get a fix out. 7.7 has been out for 3 weeks or so. As an enterprise customer with outlook 03 this is really making reconsider renewal of iphone/Att service contract. Great product however if it can't synch it is not worth much to me anymore
something FINALLY worked for me -
This is my issue: all non-recurring events after the jul 11th update were deleted from the month/week/view in outlook. however, this week I began snoozing them for 10 weeks (I hope that by then the apple folks will send out a fix on their update).
this has temporarily fixed the problem.
no need to import/export calendars etc. just snoozed for a long time.
it didn't fix the last two weeks of appointments, but from yesterday forward it looks like it is working.
*I have solved this problem.* I have had the same issue since upgrading to iTunes 7.7. Immediately after the upgrade, there was a new calendar named "Home" on the iPhone. I deleted it. I experienced the same problems with the calendar not syncing (however it really is). When I synced, and opened Outlook, on the main page, it showed the event I had just entered on the iPhone but when I went to the calendar, it was gone.
Thursday, I created a new folder within the Calendar folder with the name of my iPhone. If you did not name your iPhone, then it shows up on iTunes as "iPhone". This is the name.
Now, all the calendar entries I make on the iPhone are appearing properly in Outlook. I have entered events for 3 days and all the events sync perfectly back to Outlook.
You do not need to ever display the "Named" calendar on the iPhone, you can select "Calendar" and all the events will show just fine.
This has been a royal pain in the arse trying to figure out why it appeared they did not sync.
Everybody needs to send an email to Walt Mossberg at the Wall Street Journal. Let him know how Apple's 2.0 firmware and iTunes 7.7 do not work correctly with recurring appointments, etc. Here's the link-
You can bet he got Apple's attention with the scathing review he wrote a few days ago about their MobileMe service.
In my case the problem seemed to be multi-day recurring events with no end date that had been sent to me (e.g. recurring weekly every M/W/F). I was not able to edit on Outlook to set an end date (since I was an invitee), so I simply deleted that one and created my own copy and set an end date and it syncs fine (except updates from the originator now won't get applied to my entry automatically).
Yeah, send the emails.
Note that this problem seems to be in iTunes 7.7 and not a direct result of iPhone 2.0. I'm still running 1.1.4 on my iPhone (too scared to upgrade), but when I received the last iTunes update (about two weeks ago), my calendar syncing went south. I ended up with a folder named Home in Outlook. When I enter an appointment in my iPhone, it doesn't appear in Outlook (although it is there, I can find it with Outlook's Find command). If i enter the appointment in my iPhone as a repeating appointment (that starts and ends on the same day), it will appear in Outlook. Also, some appointments now disappear in Outlook (e.g., my flight last week, which I originally entered in Outlook), is gone from Outlook but still in my iPhone (after syncing).
Does anybody know where to download the previous version of iTunes? I wouldn't think I'd need to go back to 7.5, just something before the most recent 7.7 build.
Apple, why are you dealing with this? I can't remember EVER having so much problem with my calendar. I'm ready to get a new phone!