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Cannot change calendar name

1917 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Sep 3, 2012 11:49 PM by dbas RSS
Bill3 Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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Mar 14, 2012 6:28 PM

Just upgraded to Lion.  In iCal I try to change name of calendar.  I type in new name but it reverts to old name.  I try to create new calendar with the name I tried to change the old one to, but after I type in the name and press return the new calendar is named "untitled".

 

Bill

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,205 points)
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    Mar 14, 2012 6:39 PM (in response to Bill3)

    Bill,

     

    What calendars are listed under your "Calendars" button? Do you have any calendars with the same name in that list?

     

    Are you using iCloud?

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  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,205 points)
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    Mar 14, 2012 8:16 PM (in response to Bill3)

    Bill,

     

    Without divulging personal information, what are they named?

     

    You can’t change the name of the Exchange calendar named Calendar.

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  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,205 points)
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    Mar 15, 2012 7:21 AM (in response to Bill3)

    Bill,

     

    Quit iCal, and try removing the com.apple.iCal.plist file from your Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences Folder. Also go to the Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library/Calendars Folder and remove any/all files with "Cache" as a part of the file name field.

     

    To find the user Library, use Finder>Go>Depress the "Option" key>Library>Preferences. Drag the .plist file and Cache file(s) to your desktop, log out/in or restart and check iCal for any improvement.

     

    If that does not work, are there any other clues about your setup that may be helpful?

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  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,205 points)
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    Mar 15, 2012 9:48 AM (in response to Bill3)

    You are welcome...glad to help.

  • melibliss Calculating status...
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    Jun 13, 2012 8:31 AM (in response to Ferd II)

    Hi Ferd-your solution is not helping me and Im having the same problem. I'm using iCal and don't have any other calendars or reminders listed (just Home and Work). Just upgraded to Lion. I tried your suggestion and not getting anywhere!

     

    Thanks for your help!

  • dbas Calculating status...
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    Sep 3, 2012 11:49 PM (in response to Bill3)

    I have upgraded to mountain lion and I am having the same problem> however I cannot find a file with that name on my computer. I followed all the steps above. I make to the plit files but the is no "com.apple.iCal.plist"

     

    Please help!

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