Calendar Quits Abruptly

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  1. Keukasmallie macrumors regular

    Keukasmallie

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    All of a sudden the Calendar app on my MBP quits when I attempt to enter a New Event. Specifically, I want to enter a new event for May 5, 2014, to remind me to renew my cell phone minutes. When I attempt to do that, the app appears to hesitate then quits and I receive the "Quit Suddenly" error message with a request to send a report.

    Your thoughts, suggestions, etc?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. Keukasmallie thread starter macrumors regular

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    and I also reinstalled Mavericks to no avail

    Still suffering Calendar quitting unexpectedly.

    Help....
     
  3. Siderz macrumors 6502a

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    What version of OSX are you on? Do you send the error reports? Have you restarted your Mac recently?
     
  4. Keukasmallie thread starter macrumors regular

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    OS 10.9.1 is current version on my MBP. Yes, I have restarted. Still no joy.
     
  5. Keukasmallie thread starter macrumors regular

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    An additional mystery is the fact that I can now post new events on Calendar by using the app Remind Me Later. However, I still can't click on New Event in Calendar and post a note w/o Calendar shutting down (and not accepting the New Event).

    Curious.
     
  6. Siderz macrumors 6502a

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    I have no idea, hopefully someone else will be able to help otherwise contact Apple support. In the meantime you could use iCloud.com to put in events.
     
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    Make a new account on your Mac then login to that account and make a new test calendar. Can you make entries there and does that work with no issues? If that works, that tells us it is something specific to your account.

    If the test account works, go back to your login and make sure you have a full backup. Then export all your calendars to the desktop using the File menu Export/Export... option. Now delete all the calendars from the Calendar app then quit the app.

    Now open Finder then hit shift-command-g and paste in the path below and enter. Scroll down to find the file com.apple.CalendarAgent.plist and delete it.

    Code:
    ~/Library/Preferences
    Start Calendar app again and recreate each of your calendars one at a time then import the individual calendars you exported to the correct calendar.
     
  8. Keukasmallie thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll go to work on that and report back.

    Thanks!!
     
  9. Keukasmallie thread starter macrumors regular

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    All went well through Preferences in Library, but there is no com.apple.CalendarAgent.plist file to delete....?

    Any next step suggestions for me to follow? I do appreciate your thoughts and efforts on this issue!
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It should be there. Are you sure you are in the user ~/Library following the steps I gave and not the main /Library/Preferences folder?
     
  11. Keukasmallie thread starter macrumors regular

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    Weaselboy, I went through the procedure you outlined twice, carefully. I could post new events in the test calendar with the work account log-in, then I logged in in my account, exported, deleted, re-started Calendar, etc. Bottom line: Still unable to post new event in my account, BUT I can using Remind Me Later app.

    I did find that originally I was in the wrong Library folder, so I redid it correctly, found and deleted the file you mentioned, etc. At this point, I'll use RML until I figure this out.

    If you have more suggestions, I'm up for trying them. I have monkeyed w/ iCloud settings, made sure that my default calendar in Calendar Preferences was set correctly....
     
  12. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Hmmm... odd. So it works okay from the test account? So it is something different set in your account then.

    Try a safe mode boot to your account by holding the shift key when you boot and see if it still does this. A safe mode boot prevents any startup or login items from running and would eliminate that as an issue.
     
  13. Keukasmallie thread starter macrumors regular

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    If/when Apple issues the next Mavericks update, will Calendar be reloaded to my mbp when I update?
     
  15. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Do you mean will they be updating the version of Calendar? I have not noticed anything in the beta posts about Calendar changes, but there certainly could be changes.
     

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