7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2010 8:43 PM by Ferd II
newtonianb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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 (23,975 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.

    ;~)
  • newtonianb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey!
    I had whichever OS came with the first version of the unibody macbookpro 15inch. I'm not sure I would assume 10.5

    I don't want to save any data, I want a clean slate as I feel it has lots of issues right now with recurring events and incomplete syncs bugs seems to be present with the events I want to delete everything.
    I am using Missing Sync to synchronize my Ical events with my phone. I also had Microsoft Entourage 2008 but I disabled the syncing with Ical, besides Entourage synced to the Entourage calendar not the Home and Work which is where the problem lies
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,975 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.

    ;~)
  • newtonianb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    FerdII Thank you so much the Sync Services seems to have been the culprit!!
    One last thing I'm attempting to do is relocate where the ICal data is stored, I tried to place an Alias of Calendars into /username/Library but then Ical gives me "The filename is invalid" when I try to open it.
    I've tried a symbolic link too and same error.
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,975 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.

    ;~)
  • newtonianb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have an encrypted container I want to move everything to that container, I did so for Addressbook and Mail with no problems but Ical does not seem to work (although it did before snow leopard)
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,975 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."

    ;~)