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alexanderjebradley Level 1 Level 1

Bonjour World!

 

I have just installed Mountain Lion on my Macbook Pro. I was very excited that reminds is now part of the OS as I have it on both my iPhone and iPod and use it often, but was annoyed it wasn't on my computer.  Upon opening the program for the first time, it had a lot of lists I don't use anymore under the heading "On My Mac" I wanted to clean up the list and only have the ones from reminders, so I set about deleting the other lists.  With each list, when I clicked delete reminders told me:

 

"This list is also a calendar that contains events. If you delete this reminder list, your reminders will be removed, but your events will be preserved in Calendar. You cannot undo this action"

 

Clear enough... except for the fact it's not true.  I deleted the lists from reminders and upon opening my calendar later, I noticed that all of my events, scheduals were all gone.  I am ****** off that it blaintly contridicted it's self, but more over, wish to know if there is anyway I can get this information back.

 

Your help would be appricated.


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, 17" -2.8GHz Intel iCore7 - 8gig ram
Reply by Csound1 on Aug 10, 2012 1:46 PM Helpful

It should be possible to get the data back from your iPad, however I am not the iPad expert. Repost in the iPad forum and ask the posters there. Until then I would not attach the iPad by cable or wi-fi to do a local sync with iTunes.

 

No sarcasm intended here, try to be aware of your sync paths (makes finding conflicts easier) and a having backup is the only way to ensure that you will not lose your stuff, things break, get lost, get stolen, all hard drives will fail, the only question is who owns the computer when they do.

 

I hope this can be fixed for you.

Reply by Csound1 on Aug 10, 2012 1:53 PM Helpful

Just don't open iTunes while the device is plugged in, and you can do an instant backup of what is left in Calendar and Contacts by opening the apps and going to File>Export, choose vCard format for Contacts (select all cards) and Calendar archive for Calendar

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  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
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    You have a backup, right?

  • alexanderjebradley Level 1 Level 1

    Not unless Apple backs it up automatically.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
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    alexanderjebradley wrote:

     

    Not unless Apple backs it up automatically.

    Backup is your responsibility, it's your stuff to lose.

     

    Login at www.icloud.com and see if anything survived the deletions. And get yourself a backup system of some kind, Apple is many things, a Fairy Godmother is not one of them.

  • alexanderjebradley Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you for your sarcasm. It has helped me greatly.

     

    For anyone else with the same problem, I found iCloud not to help me. Maybe if I had gone there immediately, before it had time to sync with my mac I could have had some luck. Although I cannot see a way to export my data from icloud.com

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
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    iCloud does not sync, you took the wrong decisions when you activated it (it is a Dav rather than sync system)

     

    Is www.iCloud.com empty or not?

     

    Is your iPhone/Pod/Pad empty or not?

     

    And do you sync via a cable also?

  • alexanderjebradley Level 1 Level 1

    It does not have any of the events that I lost when deleting the lists from reminder.  It does have current events that I have on my calendar on my mac at this moment that were not affected after deleting my lists.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
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    By 'it' I'll assume you mean icloud.com, what about other devices connected to the account (iPhones etc)

  • alexanderjebradley Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, I did mean iCloud when refering it "it".

     

    iCould.com, iPhone and MBP all don't have the details on them... my iPad however still has it. I can't be sure how I sync. I know I sync via wifi, but not sure if that is both the iPad and iPhoe... or just the iPhone. I'm scared to open iTunes to find out incase the information on my iPad dissapears with it.

     

    I guess my next question is if it is stored on my iPad, I can get to it somehow, but how?

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
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    It should be possible to get the data back from your iPad, however I am not the iPad expert. Repost in the iPad forum and ask the posters there. Until then I would not attach the iPad by cable or wi-fi to do a local sync with iTunes.

     

    No sarcasm intended here, try to be aware of your sync paths (makes finding conflicts easier) and a having backup is the only way to ensure that you will not lose your stuff, things break, get lost, get stolen, all hard drives will fail, the only question is who owns the computer when they do.

     

    I hope this can be fixed for you.

  • alexanderjebradley Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks man, I will investigate on how to get time machne working on the areas I don't back up myself (ie, photos and other large files I have multipul harddrives of). But this is something I will need to do buy just getting a glass on wine and a long night and trying to sort out.  I will post something in the iPod section. Until then, do you know a way to switch of syncing in any form from the iPad (I'm still nervious to open iTunes incase it activated an automated Sync).

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
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    Just don't open iTunes while the device is plugged in, and you can do an instant backup of what is left in Calendar and Contacts by opening the apps and going to File>Export, choose vCard format for Contacts (select all cards) and Calendar archive for Calendar

  • estibot Level 1 Level 1

    I had the same problem. In fact, it's not us that have the problem, it's Mountain Lion. The dialog contradicts itself, and it caused some horror as I realized my calendar events were gone.

     

    I was able to recover my old iCal events by going back to a pre-mountain lion backup in Time Machine (you need to do option-Go from the menu to view Library in the Finder window before entering Time Machine) and copying my old iCal library entries to the desktop and replacing the calendar entries in the Library with those files, but it seems that Mountain Lion no longer supports entering pre-Mountain Lion backups in time Machine, which might mean you're SOL.

     

    Another horrific bug in Mountain Lion. My condolences. Nothing ***** quite as much as losing your calendar events due to no fault of your own (trusting the OS X too much).

  • supervova Level 1 Level 1

    Hey. I solved the problem by restoring the ~/Library/Calendars folder with Time Machine on MacBook. Hope this helps you.

  • khayra Level 1 Level 1

    "Horrific bug" is not an understatement. I used past events for sentimental value, so this post was comforting.

     

    I feel so betrayed by Apple. I always believe their dialogue.

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