Time Machine and iCloud

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Ellen, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. Ellen macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2007
    I use iCloud to synce my Reminders. Does Time Machine back up an actual copy of the Reminders or just a file that controls the sync with iCloud? I deleted a Reminder list by mistake and tried to restore from an earlier Time Machine backup, but when I did that I still wound up with the current lsit.
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Time Machine backs up absolutely everything on your computer.
    As far as I know, the Reminders lists are located in ~/Library/Calendars.

    The reason you probably ended up with the newest lists is that iCloud started syncing, thus deleting your restored list again.

    If you already know how to restore the Reminders list, try disabling Reminders syncing in your iCloud preferences beforehand, so it won't delete it again.
  3. Ellen thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2007
    Thanks. I turned off iCloud syncing and restored an earlier version of all the files in the Calendar folder - but that didn't restore any reminders lists. As soon as I turned iCloud syncing back on, the reminder lists came back - but not the earlier version.

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