2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 31, 2013 9:54 AM by CKessler
alanahfromnsw Level 1 (0 points)



I recently had an iCloud disaster and had to restore my iCal calendars from an old time machine back-up. I did this successfully and got all my calendar events back. However, after the restore, the "birthdays" calendar/subscription was deleted and when I go to preferences (in iCal), the box which says "show birthdays calendar" is checked but GREYED out! What is wrong! Why can I not get this back?



MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • alanahfromnsw Level 1 (0 points)

    Found the answer myself!


    Refresh the iCal plist file:


    The com.apple.iCal.plist file is in your Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences Folder.


    To get to the Library folder use Finder > Go (while depressing the "Option" key) > and select LIbrary.


    Quit iCal.


    Drag the iCal.plist file to your Desktop.


    Then log out/in or restart iCal.


    Now go back to iCal preferences and they have been refreshed - the birthday check box is now available.

  • CKessler Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been going nuts trying to get birthdays to show,  This worked like a charm.  Thanks.