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Mijko Level 1 (0 points)

Hello

 

I recently updated from Lion to Mountain Lion and have noticed I no longer have the option to create a new calendar 'on my mac' anymore. My only option when trying to create a new calendar is to make it an 'icloud' calendar.

 

Missing 'on my mac' option.png

 

Alongside this missing option, I have noticed that 'on my mac' folders that appeared in the new Notes and Reminders applications when I first opened them have also gone missing.

 

I'm not certain, but they might have gone missing when I temporarily signed out of my icloud account in system preferences.

 

Is there any way to get back 'on my mac' calendars and folders in these three applications?


OS X Mountain Lion
  • applefandan Level 4 (1,040 points)

    If you sign out of iCloud, the folders should return. However, I believe they may disappear again once you turn iCloud back on. Try to do the following and let me know how it works:

     

    1. Turn off iCloud

    2. Create a new calendar on your mac and add events to it.

    3. Turn iCloud back on.

  • pberk Level 2 (285 points)

    When you click on the Calendars button I. The iCal window, do you see your other calendars?

  • Mijko Level 1 (0 points)

    I just tried the steps you suggested applefandan. After creating a new calendar with icloud off, turning it back on again just merges it back into the icloud calender. No success there.

     

    However, your steps were successful with the new Notes application. I now have both 'iCloud' and 'On My Mac' folders listed again.

     

    Notes with On My Mac folder.png

    There was a pop-up confirmation window when I reopened Notes with iCloud turned back on asking me something along the lines of whether I wanted to keep notes on my mac or merge them with icloud. I can't remember the exact wording.

     

    The same didn't happen for the new Reminders application though.

  • applefandan Level 4 (1,040 points)

    Mhm, yea I know it works with notes, that's why I figured it may have worked in the other apps. Could you try exporting your calendars perhaps and then reimporting them? Do you get an option then? I don't know at this point I am just throwing around ideas.

  • Mijko Level 1 (0 points)

    Exporting and reimporting didn't seem to give me any options to create a local calendar on my mac. It just reimported as a new calendar in iCloud.

     

    Can I ask if you have updated to Mountain Lion, and whether you are able to still create 'on my mac' calendars?

     

    Thanks for the suggestions by the way.

  • applefandan Level 4 (1,040 points)

    I have upgraded to Mountain Lion, but I use iCloud for all of my calendars, so I don't create any on my mac calendars. I just checked and it seems that I do not have the option as well. I was just guessing at some things I would try if I were trying to get it to work. Sorry but I don't think I have any more ideas for you. Hopefully someone else may be able to help you. If not, you can try contacting AppleCare and/or send apple feedback at apple.com/feedback.

  • pberk Level 2 (285 points)

    Mijko wrote:

     

     

    Can I ask if you have updated to Mountain Lion, and whether you are able to still create 'on my mac' calendars?

     

     

    iCal File menu -> New Calendar and choose On My Mac from the drop down window

  • applefandan Level 4 (1,040 points)

    Look at the first screenshot the OP posted. The only choice is iCloud.

  • dburren Level 1 (15 points)

    I'm having the same problem. No ability to create local calendars in Calendar at all.

     

    The reason I think I *need* local calendars is that for years I have published several of them to CalDAV servers (so non-iCloud people can subscribe to them), and this has now broken.

     

    Can anyone suggest how to publish a calendar to a CalDAV server now?

  • dburren Level 1 (15 points)

    Aaaaand, I just found the answer.

     

    In Calendar->Preferences->Acccounts, disable iCloud.

    Then create a new calendar, giving it a name that doesn't conflict with any of the calendars in your iCloud.

    Then re-enable the iCloud account.

    The new calendar (under "On My Mac") remains.

     

    Everything seems to be working normally from here on. I just need to move the relevant calendar contents back over from where they were put into iCloud, and re-publish these calendars. A bit of a pain, but at least I have a way forward.

  • sildani Level 1 (0 points)

    Mijko wrote:

     

    ...

     

    Alongside this missing option, I have noticed that 'on my mac' folders that appeared in the new Notes and Reminders applications when I first opened them have also gone missing.

     

    ...

     

    Is there any way to get back 'on my mac' calendars and folders in these three applications?

     

    Mijko, I am curious... did the above steps getting your calendars to function properly also bring back your 'on my mac' notes? I was able to get 'on my mac' to show up again in my Notes app but my notes are not there, it's just empty.

  • pberk Level 2 (285 points)

    dburren wrote:

     

     

     

    The reason I think I *need* local calendars is that for years I have published several of them to CalDAV servers (so non-iCloud people can subscribe to them), and this has now broken.

     

    Can anyone suggest how to publish a calendar to a CalDAV server now?

    in ML iCal Preference -> Accouunts,  it now says CalDAV under your iCloud account.... I haven't tried it, but it looks like non-iCloud people can subscribe....  if you test this out, plese let us know....

  • sildani Level 1 (0 points)

    Someone named Robin gave a suggestion on another related thread that worked for me. Here it is:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/19068486#19068486

  • Mijko Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi sildani.

     

    I haven't managed to get my 'on my mac' calendars to function yet.

     

    Regarding the Notes app, I didn't actually have any notes stored in an 'On My Mac' folder before it went missing. So... when I got 'On My Mac' folders to reappear, it obviously didn't contain any notes has I had none to begin with. I just wanted the ability to store notes on my mac should I wish to at some point in the future.

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