6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2009 12:04 PM by GraceLS
spendius Level 1 (0 points)
I Accidentally deleted a calendar on my list of calendars. How can I get it back? I searched the trash for the date it happened but nothing appeared for that day. I am hoping it is not permanently lost. Anyone else done this? How did you recover the lost data? I wish I could reboot my computer using the date from the day before it happened.

PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.3.x)
  • anthfp Level 1 (10 points)
    Um.. yep.. I'd like to know also.. It was on my iPhone but my iCal overrode that when synching (see thread: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1851360).

    Not even sure where my iPhone is backed up on my computer. Can anyone help?
  • Pattyschnatter Level 1 (0 points)
    Were you able to recover the deleted calendar? I did the same today and it is not in my trash can either. HELP!!!!!
  • Ferd II Level 7 (25,680 points)

    Welcome to Apple Discussions.

    Deleting a calendar from your sources list is almost always certain to totally delete, and eradicate the calendar.

    Just saw this post, and was reminded that as long as you have not quit iCal or executed any other command there will be an Edit>Undo Remove Calendar choice available in the iCal menu for one last chance at recovering an "oops" deleted calendar.

    Just to be safe, I also make sure that I have regular backups (monthly>iCal>File>Back up iCal) (SuperDuper) (Time Machine) of my calendar database.


  • JosephR Level 1 (0 points)
    Could you describe how you would restore the calendar from a backup version?
    Many thanks,
  • Ferd II Level 7 (25,680 points)

    If you make the backup using iCal>File>Back up iCal..., you will have a file named something like iCal 2008-12-30.icbu.

    Using iCal>File>Restore iCal..., navigate to the file, and follow the prompts to restore from your iCal backup file as it existed when the backup was made. In the example I gave, which was my last backup, iCal would revert to the state that existed on Dec 30th, and any entries made since that date would not be preserved.

    If you made the backup using Time Machine, restore the Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library "Calendars" Folder from your most current Time Machine backup.


  • GraceLS Level 1 (0 points)
    Ferd II, I don't know but I love you! Yesterday I deleted my iCal tasks. Fortunately I had backed up iCal the day before, but in my panic forgot about the backup. Thank you!!!