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where are iCal files stored

687 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 5, 2006 7:46 AM by Michael Lafferty RSS
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I’m using iCal 2.0.3 with OS 10.4.5 and wanted to better understand where the files are stored. Under the help files it says iCal files are stored under home/library/Calendars. While that was the case under 1.5 it doesn’t seem to be true now. Is that an error in the help file? And how does the files structure work?
iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Michael Lafferty Level 6 Level 6 (16,080 points)
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    Mar 5, 2006 7:46 AM (in response to Ron Nando)
    That apparently is an error. You'll find the files here:

    Macintosh HD:Users:<username>:Library:Application Support:iCal

    The Sources folder at that level contains individual files associated with specific calendars. In general terms, these files are sets of BLoB—or Binary Large Object—files each named corestorage.ics, accompanied by an index file, an info.plist file and in the case of a subscribed calendar, a properties preference list.

    In the case of the auto-generated Birthdays calendar where the source data is the Address Book, there is no BLoB file: the data is stored externally in a file named com.apple.ical.sources.birthdays.
    PowerBook G4 12 867 MHz 640 meg 40 gig SuperDrive, Mac OS X (10.4.5), paired with a Palm Treo 600 on the T-Mobile network

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