iCal not opening

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pureelite1, May 15, 2012.

  1. pureelite1 macrumors member

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    I just recently started experiencing this. When i click on the iCal app icon on my dock it initially lifts up and sits back down. When i click it again it bounces 8-15 times and sits back down on the dock. The app won't open and i dont know why it is doing that. I cant delete the app and reinstall it since Mac OS X Lion won't let me. Any help would be appreciated since i use iCal a lot to keep track of appointments and meetings
     
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  3. pureelite1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes i have tried restarting it about 3 times and it still wont open
     
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    Sorry, that's about the extent of what I'm good for in this arena. Hopefully someone else will happen by and have other suggestions for you.
     
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  6. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Are you able to open iCal in another user account on the same computer? If so, reinstalling will do you no good. The issue at that point would lie with either the iCal cache files/plists or the contents of ~/Library/Calendars and the fix would be to pull the iCal support files and restart the Mac. If iCal does not launch in another account, you can try installing the latest combo update for Lion or reinstalling Lion from the recovery partition.
     
  7. pureelite1 thread starter macrumors member

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    How do i pull the support files/cache files you mentioned?
     
  8. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    In Finder, click the Go menu then Go To Folder, type in ~/Library/Caches, drag the com.apple.iCal folder to the Trash or to Desktop, it doesn't matter as long as its not the the starting location. Using the Go To Folder command again, go to ~/Library/Preferences and pull all the files beginning with com.apple.iCal. Then log out of your account and back in (or restart the computer) and try reopening iCal.

    Only do this IF you can open iCal in another user account, otherwise this is just wasted effort.
     
  9. pureelite1 thread starter macrumors member

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    I just did that and restarted and now my iMac wont even boot up. I need urgent help!!
     
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    Apple reinstalled the OS and that seemed to do the trick.
     

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