I corrupted my iCal preferences

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MotorcycleBetty, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. MotorcycleBetty macrumors member


    May 14, 2008

    I recently got an Android tablet, and have been successful/unsuccessful at syncing iCal to the tablet.

    Today, following instructions found here: http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=99358#ical, which don't exactly match my version of iCal (4.0.4), I think I really screwed up my iCal profile because all my calendar entries disappeared, and I can no longer access iCal preferences.

    I need help to restore my calendar and access to preferences.
  2. MotorcycleBetty thread starter macrumors member


    May 14, 2008

    I got my calendars back, and access to the preferences. Here's what was wrong:

    I'd been wondering about deleting plist files, so I went into the home directory, >Library, >Calendars, and starting at the top, I went into every folder, moved the plist file to the desktop, and then opened up iCal. Fail after fail, until I reached....drumroll please....the Calendar Cache (doh!).

    When I opened iCal, it rebuilt the calendars, and the preferences became available again! Which is really a relief, because in the meantime, the broken calendar (with no entries) had synced to my Android device!

    Anyway, I'm good to go now (as long as I can get the sync to work reliably in the future).

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