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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎04-08-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Curve (31F85020)
My Carrier: Telus
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iCal synch wants to delete old entries

Recently when I use BB Desktop to synch with my new MacBook, it wants to add 2, modify 482 and delete 1053. The first 2 are not a problem but I do not want to delete old iCal entries.

 

I've tried adjusting to synch only Future or synch between -999 and +999 days to no avail.

What work around can I use to get back to synching?

 

Thanks

Spyderwebb
ksh
New Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎04-07-2010
My Device: Storm
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: iCal synch wants to delete old entries

thank you for bringing up this topic. i was just about to start the same thread.

 

Why would the software delete my old iCal entries. Ridicules.

 

Please fix that guys!

 

Did you found a workaround so far?

 

Greets

ksh

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎04-08-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Curve (31F85020)
My Carrier: Telus

Re: iCal synch wants to delete old entries

What I have done is select that I replace all items and choose the 999 days before to 999 days after option.

 

It still seems strange that I can not easily keep ALL past meetings on my BB for use when out of the office.

Spyderwebb
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Posts: 30
Registered: ‎10-08-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: iCal synch wants to delete old entries

This helped me for this problem...

 

On your BlackBerry, go to the Calendar, then press the Menu button, and select Options. Do you have a settings that says "Keep Appointments" set for a specified time.

If yes, you will need to change that to forever.

 

Once I changed that, I did an overwrite sync of the BlackBerry (I use Missing Sync). Then normal syncing worked fine without deleting old events.

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎04-08-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Curve (31F85020)
My Carrier: Telus

Re: iCal synch wants to delete old entries

I had not seen that setting on the BB - thanx!!

Spyderwebb
ksh
New Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎04-07-2010
My Device: Storm
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: iCal synch wants to delete old entries

me neither. thanx a lot.

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-20-2010
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9000
My Carrier: Optus

Re: iCal synch wants to delete old entries

Great advice. I already had mine set to "forever" but an update to the Blackberry Desktop Manager caused the same problem to occur regardless of the "forever" setting. However your idea of doing a total overwrite worked perfectly!!! Thanks again!

ksh
New Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎04-07-2010
My Device: Storm
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: iCal synch wants to delete old entries

well, i just experienced the same issue again after updating the desktop software...

 

so this is not really a solution for always. 

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Posts: 13
Registered: ‎10-03-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: iCal synch wants to delete old entries

Smiley Happy  Oh my lord....THANK YOU!!!!!!!   I have been going nuts about this for months.

 

I had no idea that option "keep forever" exisited.  Every time we tried to sync "All Events" it would (thankfully) warn about deleting nearly 1,000 events.  WIth much trepidation I chnaged the settings on the BB - and then I created two test events (one on each platform) and did a 2-way sync.  Both effortlessly appeared on the opposite calendar and no warnings or alerts...and everything else stayed put.

 

Boundless thanks

 

Theo

Studio City, CA

 

 

Contributor
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎08-24-2010
My Device: Bold 9700
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: iCal synch wants to delete old entries

thanks  vidmaster99. that should solve my issue.

 

Now, anyone know how i can get back all those deleted past calendar events from Time Machine?