6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2009 12:52 PM by LFM2
ricardog Level 1 (5 points)
Dont now why all my events for next month and future are erase. I want to recover the last time machine back up but dont now how. Can some one bring me the step by step indications?

PRO, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Ferd II Level 7 (25,215 points)

    1. Quit iCal, and enter Time Machine.

    2. Choose the timeline that you want to use for your restore.

    3. Select your "Home" Folder.

    4. Open the "Library" Folder.

    5. Click on the "Calendars" Folder.

    6. Choose "Restore Calendars To..." from the Action Menu (Gear Icon).

    7. Select the Home/Library Folder for the destination.

    Your system profile shows 10.4.9, I presume it has not been updated and you are using Leopard.


  • ricardog Level 1 (5 points)

    Can you please be more specific on the step 6. I cannot see any folder named " Restore Calendars To" and no have idea of what is the Action Menu (Gear Icon). Will appreciate your extra help!!!
  • Ferd II Level 7 (25,215 points)
    I cannot see any folder named " Restore Calendars To"

    You have to click on the "Calendars" Folder in Time Machine, but you do not appear to have an Action Menu assigned to your finder window.
    ...no have idea of what is the Action Menu (Gear Icon).

    If you do not have an action menu, click on the Calendars Folder and select "Restore" on the bottom right of the Time Machine window.


  • Helicopterdcr Level 1 (0 points)
    iCal has dumped all events etc; I want to restore from Time Machine - can you explain what you mean by 'Home' folder please? Thanks
  • ZiginBoston Level 1 (5 points)
    I'm restoring my partially missing calendar entries from a general Time Machine backup, following FerdII's steps. Just to be helpful, I'll answer the questions about the gear icon and the home folder.

    The "Actions" menu (with a Gear icon) appears in any Finder window when you choose Show Toolbar from the View menu. You need to set the Finder window to Show Toolbar before you enter the Time Machine to locate and restore your calendar files -- that will allow you to get at the Actions menu when you're in Time Machine.

    @Helicopterdcr -- the Home folder is where the files associated with your User identity are located. In a Finder window, with Show Toolbar set, you'll see your Home folder in the left navigation bar -- it appears under Places and has a house icon. The path to the Calendar folder starts at your Home folder.

    Message was edited by: ZiginBoston
  • LFM2 Level 1 (0 points)
    I also lost my ical events and followed instructions given by FerdII -no change
    I tried again going back further and now all earlier backups are missing...any suggestions?