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Restore iCal from Time Machine on new HDD
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Lancer409
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Jun 15, 2009, 04:16 AM
 
Hey Guys, I searched, but wasn't able to find a solution, so I hope you guys can help me out.

I backed up my mbp via Time Machine to an external drive.
I then installed a larger HDD in my mbp.
unfortunately, I didn't backup my iCal before changing the harddrive, so I am curious if I can in some way get my iCal information dumped into the iCal that is on my new hdd.

i dont want to just transfer everything from my old osx isntall since there is a bunch of junk on it, and i rather have the clean start. I only want my iCal installed. Everything else I am happy with.


Please let me know! a million thanks!

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Jun 15, 2009, 04:45 AM
 
Navigate to this folder: ~/Library/Application Support/iCal/Sources to find the iCal database. Then go into TM and copy the relevant files.

(~ means your account home folder)

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Jun 16, 2009, 01:50 PM
 
thank you soo much for the assist.

i went to that directory on my newly installed leopard setup, and it doesnt exist. i did find it in time machine, but when i copied it over to the correct directory, nothing happened. i found that if i dig through the files, i can open the files individually and add each item/date individually, but it wasn't in the correct category etc... so it was do-able, but messy.

i would have to go back and re create the fields, and change the fields one by one (to home/work/school/extra hours/birthdays/misc etc

like a jackass, i was rummaging in my time machine backup today, and i found a icbu file. iCal backup ....


it looks like i did back it up before running off to get the hard drive swapped, but in a rush, i failed to put it into the "BACKUP" folder that was sitting on the desktop. what a moron.

double clicking the field restored everything back to normal (after popping up a message saying it would restore/reset and asking if it was ok.


woooot ... love the laptop again! so much space, and a bit snappier. just waiting on snow leopard now.

Thanks again!

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Jun 16, 2009, 01:51 PM
 
p.s.

I love time machine!



my only concern now.

Laptop = 500gb
my time machine hdd = 250gb.

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