Removing iCal data

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  1. macstatic macrumors 65816

    Oct 21, 2005
    I'm trying to reset iCal by removing all my existing data, but removing my old calendars etc. seems for some reason impossible. No matter what I remove they still reappear!

    Having read other posts I've now tried trashing the following folders:

    USERNAME/Library/Application Support/iCal/

    I'm using MacOS 10.4.11
    After deleting the above folders and reopening iCal I'm presented with just two calendars ("Home" and "Work") but after around 10 seconds all my old calendars pop up again!
    Which files/folders have I missed?
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    What happens if you just open iCal right-click on a calendar and select Delete?
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    You didn't clear SyncServices. Before you do this, backup your Address Book data because it can be affected by this reset.

    Launch your iSync application, disable syncing in its preferences, type into Terminal "killall SyncServer syncuid SystemUIServer" without the quotes. Exit terminal, then navigate to USERNAME/Library/Application Support/SyncServices, pull the folder. Log out, back in, then re-enable syncing in iSync. This should prevent the calendar items from re-populating.
  4. macstatic thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 21, 2005
    It's still there, so I must have missed something. Here's what I did step by step:

    1) quit iCal (in case it was open)
    2) deleted USERNAME/Library/Caches/Metadata/iCal/
    3) deleted USERNAME/Library/Application Support/iCal/
    4) deleted USERNAME/Library/Caches/Metadata/iCal/
    5) open iSync and turn OFF phone's synchronization
    6) quit iSync
    7) open the OSX terminal window and type the following:
    killall SyncServer syncuid SystemUIServer
    8) quit the terminal
    9) delete USERNAME/Library/Application Support/SyncServices/Local/
    10) empty the trash
    11) log out from the computer
    12) log into the computer again
    13) open iSync and turn ON phone's synchronization
    14) open iCal
  5. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Did you remove the local folder inside of SyncServices or the whole SyncServices folder itself? I may not have made that part of the instructions very clear.
  6. macstatic thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 21, 2005
    I've tried both -so what's correct?

    I just noticed that the calendars are indeed gone, BUT... when I start syncing with the phone again all the old calendars pop up in iCal again!
    They are however all empty, but I don't understand where they're coming from.

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