I installed Mac OSX 10.6 and have the old 10.5 on a seperate HDD. Can I now simply copy the old iCal-Data into the new iCal-installation?

I tried ~/Libarary/Application Support/ but there is no Folder called iCal?


Try this.

1) Boot into 10.6 and mount the 10.5 HD

2) Open migration assistant

3) Choose to migrate user accounts

4) Tell it to merge/replace the account you want with your old data

That will migrate iCal and all your old settings.

  • I can only access the files over ssh and the assistant can't handle that :/
    – shox
    May 29 '10 at 19:52
  • Is the 10.5 install on another mac with a firewire port if so you can connect the two computers via firewire and boot up the old one in target disk mode by holding the T key at startup.
    – Rwky
    May 29 '10 at 20:24
  • no, it's in another PC mounted with ubuntu. I don't have another Mac to fire it up :/ Is there no place where my calendars are saved?
    – shox
    May 29 '10 at 21:25
  • there is a folder ~/Library/Calendars which you could copy over, I have no idea if copying it over will work.
    – Rwky
    May 29 '10 at 23:27
  • In iCal, File | Export your calendar to an iCal data file (.ics).
  • Transport it to the other HDD
  • In iCal under that OS, import the file.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.