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Restoring iCal Events or ToDos from Time Machine Backups

November 26, 2009

The iCal application stores event information in the ~/Library/Calendars/<UUID>/Events

Where the “~” represents the user’s home directory and <UUID> the Calendar Identifier. All Calendar events and todo tasks are stored as individual .ics files. You can use the Priview in Finder to confirm the events you need to import.

Preview of Calendar Event

The preview window will also allow you to see the calendar to which the backed up event belonged to.

Once you find the ones you need just double click the file and it will be imported into your Calendar directly from the backup.

If you don’t know how to mount the backup disk check this other post.


From → Apple

One Comment
  1. Very useful! thank you I couldn’t find the folder for the life of me and panicked after wiping it fresh before backing up….i wont do that again!

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