iCloud deleted all my calendars.

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  1. System928, Oct 12, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011

    macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2011
  2. macrumors 6502


    Apr 27, 2006
    just happened to me. after freaking out for 10 min i typed "calendars" into spotlight (top right corner) first search result said "Calendars - Library" i clicked that, clicked on the file that had ical icon on it and it restored them! didnt even need to use my time machine backup :) hope that helps!
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    Cheshire, UK
  4. macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    iCloud deleted my calendars

    If you enable iCloud calendars your calendars are moved to iCloud. Despite suggestions to the contrary, short of restoring them from Time Machine, there doesn't appear to be a way to move them back to your local machine if you later decide you don't want to use iCloud. So once enabled, that it, all your data is in the iCloud. Big gotcha!
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    If you use iCal, you can easily move them back to your Mac only. In iCal, just export each individual calendar to your desktop. Then, create a new calendar in iCal "on your mac" only, then reimport the data. Quite simple. I've done it multiple times over this beta testing period.

    Note that this does NOT work if you use an iCal backup. You have to click on each calendar in iCal and then choose export.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    Good suggestion

    ItsGavinC -- thanks. That's the answer. Though, I have 20 calendars and Apple really should provide a more graceful way to back out of iCloud and thus better embrace the concept of "open data."

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