4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2012 5:41 PM by kash650
Judian35 Level 1 (0 points)

Why has iCal suddenly lost most of my events?

How can I restore them?

  • bispymusic Level 2 (270 points)

    Do you have a Time Machine backup? What version of Mac OS X?

  • Judian35 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes I do have a Time Machine and Mountain Lion OS.  Have tried to reset to an earlier time but this OS won't let me for Calendars apparently!

  • Judian35 Level 1 (0 points)

    The Mountain Lion is version 10.8.2

  • kash650 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just found out a way to restore it, I had the same problem.

    1) Using the time machine backup, get your calendar files (<hard drive>/Users/<your user name>/Library/Application Support/iCal /Sources/Calendars) then exit time machine

    2) Open Calendar and export a Calendar Archive to your desktop or wherever

    3) right click the .icbu file, show package contents, and then replace the Calendar folder with the one retrieved from the time machine back up.

    4) Import the file in Calendar, and boom. Old calendars and events are back.