Category Archives: iCal

iCalViewer: Streaming iCal on your desktop « Hawk Wings


Image via Wikipedia

iCalViewer: Streaming iCal on your desktop « Hawk Wings. Interesting. I don’t tend to like these kind of finder/desktop integrations. They seem to cause problems when the Apples issues system updates.

Some great free and shareware tools to deleting duplicate calendars in iCal


Image via Wikipedia

Apple – Support – Discussions – deleting duplicate calendars ….  Some great resources for managing your iCal calendars.


Recieving an error message in iCal that says “HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden” to operation CalDAVAccountRefreshQueueableOperation.”?

MadisonP suggests:

Welcome to Apple Discussions, Kristi.

It sounds like iCal is trying access a shared calendar on a server and is unable to.

Go to iCal >Preferences > Accounts.
__Have you added anything here?
__By default this column is blank.
__If there is anything here, try deleting it and then close and reopen iCal

If that does not resolve the issue:

First make a backup, File > Export > Archive.

Go to Apple Menu > System Preferences > MobileMe > Account >Sign Out

Remove the following to the trash and restart your computer:

Home > Library > Caches
Home > Library > Calendars > Calendar Cache, Cache, Cache 1, 2, 3, etc. (Do not remove Sync Cache or Theme Cache)
Home > Library > Preferences > (There may be more than one of these. Remove them all.)
__NOTE: Removing these files will remove any shared (CalDAV) calendars you may have access to. You will have to re-add those calendars to iCal > Preferences > Accounts.

Launch iCal and test. If it works fine then Go to Apple Menu > System Preferences > MobileMe > Account >Sign In.

Hope that helps.

via Apple – Support – Discussions – Recieving an error message ….

Bugs & Fixes: Fix unreadable text in black Mail messages

So Mr. Landau suggests two fixes for this problem.

  • Click in the message area of the document and select “Make Plain Text” (Command-Shift-T) from the Format menu. While this tip works, it eliminates any hypertext links contained in the text. If you want to save such links, or otherwise preserve the initial rich text format…
  • Cut the entire text (using Command-A followed by Command-X) and press the Delete key. This removes the black background. Next, use Option-Shift-Command-V to paste back the cut text. The text will now be readable, with links preserved.

Apple – Support – Discussions – iCal crashes due to Google Cal …

Image via Wikipedia

Apple – Support – Discussions – iCal crashes due to Google Cal ….

Several suggestions.  rventura said “I solved the problem by deleting the “~/Library/Calendars/Calendar Cache” file.”

Then do Glynns sugggestion “It got iCal working again, but the Google calendar still wouldn’t work properly. Then I deleted the .caldav subfolders that are in the same folder, after which iCal at first froze up and had to be forced to quit. Now, having re-started iCal, the Google calendar seems to be working just fine. Weird. “

Apple – Support – Discussions – Unsubscribe …

Apple – Support – Discussions – Unsubscribe ….  One way to accomplish this if you don’t have anything important to save in it is to reset the sync history.  Thanks John. “I suggest you reset your sync history:

“‘Calendar Cache’ could not be moved because you don’t have permission to access ‘Calendars’

This is an annoying problem if you are using iCal.  Ferd II suggests this “Open your Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library/Calendars Folder. Using “Get Info,” what is the Sharing & Permissions setting for the Calendar Cache file in that folder?”

To which Davegeek responded “I found when I checked the Cache file (which was where you pointed me too) it had under it permissions section a setting for “Everyone” as “Custom” I changed this to “Read and Write” and hey bingo! Problem solved. Thanks”

Instructions on how to find out the date when an event in iCal was created

Its a little technical but Ferd II has the answer.  “iCal events are stored in the Macintosh HD/Users/yourusername/Library/Calendars Folder. That folder will contain sub-folders with alpha-numeric names. Each one of those sub-folders represent your individual calendars. There will also be an Info.plist file in the folder which will identify the specific calendar associated with that folder. Use Quick Look to identify the desired calendar.

The alpha-numeric folder will also contain an Events Folder with all of the events in that specific calendar. Use “Get Info” to see the details of the event. Get Info will display a date created, but I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the date. It appears to be correct in most cases, but there are exceptions which I cannot thoroughly identify. “