iCal won't delete events...

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  1. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    What's the deal? I have the preferences set to delete events 2 days after they pass, yet it's not doing it. Any ideas? Even if I click the "hide" options, it won't even hide them.

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  3. WhySoSerious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no, they are not. as an example...I had Mother's Day on iCal and it still shows up. I also had Iron Man's movie premier and it still shows. Hmmm...
     
  4. jcs1088 macrumors regular

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    I have the same propblem. I don't know what's causing it to happen though.
     
  5. WhySoSerious thread starter macrumors 65816

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  6. rhettwooten macrumors newbie

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    Delete Ical Events

    Putting together some information from a few other posts. I Figured out how to Delete events in Ical. Open (Find) in Ical/Type in the letter (a)/let Ical search for all events with that letter /highlight them all and push the delete button to get rid of them/go on to the next letter of the alphabet if Necessary and repeat. Hope This Helps.:)
     
  7. mooncaine macrumors regular

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    Still a problem; still no solution?

    Same thing happening to me... and it breaks MobileMe sync. I'm told by Apple Support that my iCal file is too large to sync, so I should delete older events via the auto-delete settings in Preferences.

    I'd be willing to that, but iCal doesn't delete the old events.

    I've tried the tip of searching for, as an example, the letter "a", then deleting 1 or more of the events in search results. iCal locks up for a very long time, seems to have deleted them, but, when I restart iCal, they are still there. I've tried with one event, a few, and a few dozen at once.

    I just don't know what to do. The MobileMe sync feature, remains useless to me since late February. The only solutions I see proposed, here or elsewhere, have failed.
     
  8. stanleygibson macrumors newbie

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    delete event in iCal

    I was able to delete a past event by clicking on it and hitting delete key. Have not backed out and re-opened iCal however to see if it worked
     
  9. Spam macrumors newbie

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    Deleted Repeating Events

    I deleted the repeating event on my calentar and immediately did the same thing on my Iphone. That seemed to so the trick!
     
  10. arielshai macrumors newbie

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    deleting ical events

    On the left side you should see your ical labels, Work, School, Home, etc etc.
    Delete these. As you delete them, so will all the events linked with them.
    Ical will not let you delete the last one (it wants you to have at least one). so, create a new new, then delete the one you previously had.
    boom, all your events are gone.
    cheers
     
  11. JaniceHobbs macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem, then solved it!
    Go into ical, highlight the entry then press the backspace key on your keyboard, top right, gone!!

    HTH
     
  12. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Sweet. Worked like a charm.
     

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