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Easily identify and delete empty iCal calendars Apps
I managed to end up with a lot of calendars in iCal which I thought were empty, but I wasn't sure. I happened to stumble across quick way to test whether or not they truly were empty.

Select the calendar in the Calendars pane, then press the Delete key. If the calendar is empty, it will be deleted with no confirmation. If there is anything in the calendar, iCal will warn you before deleting it.

Clearly this is a 'use at your own risk' tip (you do have working backups, right?), but it worked well for me.
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Easily identify and delete empty iCal calendars
Authored by: mark12b on Jan 10, '07 09:54:10AM

You can also use the Search Results list to see what's in the category. Unclick all categories except the one you're interested in, and View>Show Search Results, or use the button at the bottom of the window (no need to actually search for anything).



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Easily identify and delete empty iCal calendars
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Jan 10, '07 02:20:54PM

I've been using this "trick" forever, with no data loss so far. =)

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Easily identify and delete empty iCal calendars
Authored by: starwxrwx on Jan 10, '07 11:26:32PM

Excellent hints and excellent tips in the comments re searching with no criteria - thankyou!!



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