My iCal died!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Chrispy, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. Chrispy macrumors 68020

    Chrispy

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    #1
    Hey all. I have a mac running 10.3.9 and my iCal crashes everytime I start it up. Is there something I can do that will reset iCal so it will open again? Please help. I tried to repair permissions but that didn't help. Any ideas...
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Try trashing the iCal preference file ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.ical.plist (where ~/ is your users home folder).

    If that don't help, see if iCal works from another user account on your machine (make another account if you have to).
     
  3. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

    DeSnousa

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    #3
    Try deleting the com.apple.iCal.plist, do a search for it. Then re-launch iCal and see if it works now :)

    Edit: Damn beaten to it.
     
  4. Chrispy thread starter macrumors 68020

    Chrispy

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    Hm...I tried that and it still crashes when it starts... any other ideas...
     
  5. Chrispy thread starter macrumors 68020

    Chrispy

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    Had to delete items in the themes folder. That got it.
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Does it work on another account...?

    If so, maybe one of the calendar files is corrupt. Move all the calendars out of ~/Library/Preferences/Calendars/ (I think it was under Panther), then try to start iCal. If it starts, quit and then move one and one calendar back until iCal won't start. There you have the broken calendar file...

    Edit: Too slow... nice to hear it worked... :)
     
  7. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    As much as I don't like to see people with broken programs /data...
    it does remind me to backup. Haven't done that for a while - off to do it now.

    Hope you sort out why iCal keeps crashing mate - and hope it doesn't take a re-install.
     

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