The fact is that Reminders doesn't work well at all on my computer. Though maybe I just don't know how to use it properly.
That being said, may I suggest the following workaround, using GUI Scripting:
set theFile to POSIX file "/POSIX/path/to/your/ICS/file"
set theListName to "Some name"
tell application "Reminders"
tell application "System Events"
tell process "Reminders"
tell window "Add reminders"
click pop up button 1
keystroke theListName & return & return
Message was edited by: Pierre L.
I can't get the stupid thing (Reminders) to import anything and its driving me crazy! I have a correctly formatted .ics file I've tried to import several times... it display the dialog asking which list to import into ... I choose one ... then look at the list to see if its there.. and NEGATIVE. I haven't been able to get any file to import. I've tried like 10-15 different ones.
I think Reminders, Notes, Calendar, and Contacts have a ways to come with respect to reliability and overall stability.
( I have examples for each but down feel like writing about them now.)
Yeah - very frustrated by Reminders at the moment.
Had several iCloud lists deleted by mistake so I'm trying to restore from a Time Machine backup.
Problem with iCloud ones is that iCloud sync thinks it knows best so even if the whole ~/Library/Calendars folder is restored the sync operation re-removes the restored reminder lists.
When trying to manually add the restored ics files into the Reminders app it only occasionally works and only when importing a single file. One can drag the ics files onto either Calendar or Reminders and the Reminders app will ask for which list and pretend to import but doesn't actually do it.
I had a similar question, on the iMac.
A nice technique to import a list from a plain text file into the Reminders app on Mac OS X: