OSX 10.8 - Reminder app crashes on one account

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by FireFly62, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. FireFly62 macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2011
    San Diego
    Has anyone experienced the Reminders app crashing when launched after a Mountain Lion upgrade?

    It works fine on my wife's login, but not mine. The only thought I have is that I setup some sort of calendar sharing several months ago so we could use one calendar on 2 accounts. I know the reminders are integrated with the calendar in the cloud.


    *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: 'This NSPersistentStoreCoordinator has no persistent stores. It cannot perform a save operation.'
    abort() called
    terminate called throwing an exception

    MacBook Air Late 2010
  2. ianreid macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    Reminders app crashing

    I have the same problem. I get that same message every time I open reminders.

    2011 11" Macbook Air
  3. justywusty macrumors 6502


    Apr 10, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB
    yup. 2011 MacBook Air 13"

    it doesn't happen on my iMac though...so i know it's not something to do with my icloud account...
  4. dkierans macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2012
    reminders crash osx mountain lion

    Just a quick observation that fixed it for me.

    I found that the reminders app will crash if there are messages/entries in it that contain certain hidden/unsupported characters. This can happen if you cut and paste content into reminders (and I suspect tasks as well if they use common libraries) possible from a windows app like word or an email. As soon as you click on a list with the dodgy entry it will crash.

    tail -f of the system.log will give you the clue.

    The "fix" is to try and remove the dodgy element in another device that does not crash - eg: a synced task list on your iphone.

    what worked for me - assuming icloud enabled - on you mac do...
    1. close reminders.
    2. in system preferences disable icloud.
    3. on your iphone delete the dodgy entry from the list.
    4. reenable icloud on mac.
    5. start reminders - it should work - rinse and repeat if more that one bad cut'n'paste

    a clue to what is a bad entry is given if it does not show properly in the mac reminder list just BEFORE it crashes - lots of white space.

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