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where does Ical store data? i can't delete old data

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Jan 10, 2010 4:21 PM
I am so confused, I thought ICal stored its data in ~/Library/Calendars
however everytime I delete this directory and restart Ical. For a few Seconds everything seems fresh, I see Home and Work directories are empty but then after a few secnds everything comes back the way it was before I deleted the Calendars folder?????
Where is the data being stored to enable this restore...

I just upgraded to Snow Leopard and am thinking this has something to do with it
http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1906
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
    newtonianb,

    Welcome to Apple Discussions.

    What system did you have before you upgraded to Snow Leopard?

    Do you have any data that you want to save?

    Why are you trying to delete old data?

    Are you using any sync software?

    Be sure to fill out "My Settings" with the details of your hardware and software.

    ;~)
    IMac 24"/2.4GHZ/320GB/SD/AP/BT; iMac G4 17 80 GB 1.25GHZ, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle, iPhone
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
    newtonianb,

    I am not sure which version of system software came with your computer, but check if you have a "Calendars" folder in your ~/Library/Application Support Folder. If there is one at that location you should delete it.

    Since you are/have used various methods to sync, it is my assumption that the data is being repopulated from one of those sources.

    Try Mac OS X v10.5, v10.6: Resetting the SyncServices folder.

    Then log out/in or restart and empty the data contained in your ~/Library/Calendars folder before you attempt to open iCal.

    ;~)
    IMac 24"/2.4GHZ/320GB/SD/AP/BT; iMac G4 17 80 GB 1.25GHZ, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle, iPhone
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
    newtonianb,
    ...I'm attempting to do is relocate where the ICal data is stored,...

    Why would you want to that? I always allow the operating system to determine the appropriate location for applications/system files.

    Your quest seems like an open invitation to additional system malfunctions.

    ;~)
    IMac 24"/2.4GHZ/320GB/SD/AP/BT; iMac G4 17 80 GB 1.25GHZ, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle, iPhone
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
    newtonianb,
    ...I have an encrypted container...

    To what "encrypted container" are your referring?

    If you are trying to protect your data on your portable computer, it seems to me that you would better be served by using "FileVault," or turning off "Automatic login."

    ;~)
    IMac 24"/2.4GHZ/320GB/SD/AP/BT; iMac G4 17 80 GB 1.25GHZ, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle, iPhone

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