How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Daniel Your Own Question
Daniel, Mac Genius
Category: Mac
Satisfied Customers: 4770
Experience:  Apple certified on desktop and portable, help desk qualified. Have owned and used Macs since 1989.
Type Your Mac Question Here...
Daniel is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

This answer was rated:

How to restore iCal (v 4.0.4) calendars & appointments without Time Machine. I have Mac Pro running OS 10.6.8.

Hello Gary, my name is Dan.
I will do my best to help you, the only stupid question is the unasked one.

I am assuming that you do not have a Time Machine backup?
I suggest looking in your home folder/Library/Calendars, you will see (or should) a bunch of folders begging with a bunch of numbers. click on each in turn and then on each enclosed folder, there you will see events in ics form.
Like the above, it may be a time consuming task but unless you deleted those you should be able to find what you want.
Each will have a name of what event it is and by double clicking it will open iCal to that date and time.
Try that and let me know.
Daniel and 5 other Mac Specialists are ready to help you