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Apple published a technical note about this yesterday. From Reminders, if you choose File > Export, you can save your reminders to an .ics file; choose File > Import to import a similar file, either following an export or from a backup.

Apple's technical note explains this, and also tells you how you can restore reminders from a Time Machine backup. Since there is no automatic backup of reminders - they do get synced to iCloud, but there's no accessible file anywhere on OS X - this involves finding a file you've backed up and importing it, something you may not be likely to do.

It's in the File menu in the Reminders app on OS X, but I never thought of looking there, so while technically not a hint, it's good to point this out.
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Back up and restore reminders
Authored by: metiure on Jan 15, '13 10:25:18AM

You can do that with Calendar.app too.



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Back up and restore reminders
Authored by: KiwiGraham on Jan 15, '13 07:34:08PM

Reminders are stored within ~/Library/Calendars so they are in fact backed up automatically and they are retrievable from a Time Machine backup without one having performed a manual Export operation.

Admittedly they're not very easy to locate/identify - but that's not a lot different from when looking for a specific calendar (or event) to restore.



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Back up and restore reminders
Authored by: KiwiGraham on Jan 30, '13 07:34:51PM
Well I'm now going to add a caveat.... have just tried restoring iCloud reminders from a Time Machine backup and I've had to give up.

I was able to identify the appropriate caldav folder that contained my iCloud "calendar" folders but when I restore it to to ~/Library/Calendars/xxxxxx.caldav it only stays there for a minute or so before the background iCloud syncing kicks in and deletes "unknown" items.

I have previously played around with Mail signatures that were being mashed by this process, but calendars have quite a few more sub-components and plist files etc so not quite so keen to "play" with those.

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