Trying to export iCal to Google Calendar

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kitki83, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. kitki83 macrumors 6502a

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    Everytime I upload that ical backup file... nothing happens in google calendar. It does nothing in Firefox... and safari I just get 0 was transferred. I just want to bring over my calendar to google. Does anyone know what is going on? Anything I am missing?

    Thank you
     
  2. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    Is something supposed to happen in Google Maps with an iCal backup?
     
  3. kitki83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Crap.... I mean Google Calendar...sigh
     
  4. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    Are you exporting your iCal calendar to .ics format?
     
  5. devburke Guest

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    You want to Export, not Backup. Backup is specifically read by iCal, and contains information on all your calendars and everything. Export exports a specific calendar to the standard .ics format that Google Calendar can read.
     
  6. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    That is exactly what I was eluding to.
     
  7. devburke Guest

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    I know, I was just elaborating
     
  8. kitki83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I get this message when exporting


    Processed zero events.

    Failed to import events: Unable to process your iCal/CSV file..


    I think my iCal may be corrupt because it crashes when Exporting my non profit events.

    Well thank you all for the help.... might have to redo my calendar from scratch =/
     
  9. LouisBlack macrumors 6502

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    Why export when you can sync the two using CalDAV (there are guides on the gCal help section)? That way any changes you make in iCal will be synced with gCal and vice versa.
     
  10. kitki83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Got it working.... actually this is better. One question how can I copy and paste my iCal information to Google Calendars?
     
  11. LouisBlack macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean exactly? CalDAV should just sync all information between iCal and gCal.
     
  12. kitki83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Give me tonight to figure this out I think it may be my work's wifi that has strict access... can't even view my emails but can get on MR
     
  13. devburke Guest

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    But the CalDAV calendar is your Google Calendar. When you set up CalDAV in iCal, it shows up along side your existing calendar, it doesn't merge with it. So if you already have an existing calendar that you want to add there, that's why you'd need to export and have it show up in Google Calendar.
     

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