7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2013 7:20 PM by Apple Iceman
Gary K. Olson Level 1 Level 1

I only have a caldav account that is an iCloud account. When I try adding a new calendar, there is no way to set ON MY MAC, so that I just have a calendar on my mac that is not published over the cloud to my other ithings.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
Solved by Gary K. Olson on Aug 1, 2012 8:00 PM Solved
I tried troubleshooting iCloud calendar, but although I did not find what I wanted there, the discussions made me think of searching under local calendar instead of On My Mac calendar. I noticed another discussion after I searched for "can't create local calendar". I came across this discussion: local 'on my mac' calendars, notes and reminders missing in Mountain LionOn the second and last page was this entry:  Latest reply: Jul 30, 2012 1:08 AM by Mike Matthews  If you Control-click on an empty space in the Calendars list in the sidebar a pop-up menu appears and you can choose New Calendar. On my Mac appears as a choice! You can also make a new calendar group this way. I still have the bogus icloud account, but I can ignore that now and still make local calendars. I did not have to reinstall iCal, and pulling out com.apple.ical.plist and logging out or restarting the computer did not get rid of the troublesome account refererce.  Thanks for the help.
Reply by Ferd II on Aug 1, 2012 6:30 PM Helpful
Gary, Perhaps going through iCloud: Troubleshooting iCloud Calendar will get you on the right track. Plist replacement is an option, but reinstalling in my opinion is not required.

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  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7
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    Gary,

     

    Perhaps this thread may help you.

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  • Gary K. Olson Level 1 Level 1

    Ferd,

     

    I think this might do it. However, when I attempt to add a calendar, I am not shown On My Mac to choose.  Instead there is a dead email account.  My iCloud server account is offline as suggested in the thread.  How do I get ON MY MAC back?

     

    Gary

  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7
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    Gary,

     

    Did you try removing the "dead email account?"

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  • Gary K. Olson Level 1 Level 1

    My had two similar iCloud accounts. The iCloud account which has most of my calendar data is garykolson (at) me (dot) com (iCloud) which was set up automatically when I set up my iCloud account and is the account I turned off from iCal. Somehow, I got another iCloud account garykolson (at) me (dot) com which has no data in it, so I erased this account. The latter account is what still shows when I try to add a calendar.

     

    Perhaps I could throw out com.apple.ical.plist, and restart the computer and this might help. Also, now that the one account is erased, I wonder if reinstalling 10.8 would get me a new iCal.app?

     

    Gary

     

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  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7
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    Gary,

     

    Perhaps going through iCloud: Troubleshooting iCloud Calendar will get you on the right track.

     

    Plist replacement is an option, but reinstalling in my opinion is not required.

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  • Gary K. Olson Level 1 Level 1

    I tried troubleshooting iCloud calendar, but although I did not find what I wanted there, the discussions made me think of searching under local calendar instead of On My Mac calendar. I noticed another discussion after I searched for "can't create local calendar". I came across this discussion:

    local 'on my mac' calendars, notes and reminders missing in Mountain Lion

    On the second and last page was this entry:

     

    Latest reply: Jul 30, 2012 1:08 AM by Mike Matthews

     

    If you Control-click on an empty space in the Calendars list in the sidebar a pop-up menu appears and you can choose New Calendar. On my Mac appears as a choice! You can also make a new calendar group this way. I still have the bogus icloud account, but I can ignore that now and still make local calendars. I did not have to reinstall iCal, and pulling out com.apple.ical.plist and logging out or restarting the computer did not get rid of the troublesome account refererce.  Thanks for the help.

  • Apple Iceman Level 1 Level 1
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    Much easier way.

     

    • Go to Calendar | Preferences
    • Choose the Accounts tab
    • Select "Enable this account" to OFF for all accounts (This does not delete the account)
    • Add a new calendar which can now only be "On My Mac"
    • As above, select "Enable this account" to ON for all accounts.