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I have a Mac Air, which I normally really enjoy.

However, my ical is a mess! After synchronizing various devices and calendars I have ended with a huge number of birthday duplicates. These may range from 10 duplicates to more than 2000 duplicates for one name! As a result, my calendar is extremely slow when moving dates and needless to say that it is not very practical.

I have tried many methods of deleting the duplicates, mainly manually. Despite the lengthy process of removing them manually, this did not work either. Even if I delete all future events, past events are still there.

Also:
- I cannot delete the whole calendar as it has other events on it, which i really need
- i tried an app for removing duplicates (dupe remover?), with no effect.
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Just uncheck the birthday calendar so that no birthdays appear on your devices.

Then go in and clean up your calendar sync (using iTunes and/or iCloud)
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Just uncheck the birthday calendar so that no birthdays appear on your devices.

Then go in and clean up your calendar sync (using iTunes and/or iCloud)

As i explained in my previous message, this calendar also has other events except birthdays, which I do not want to delete. Hence, I cannot delete the calendar.
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Nobody said anything about deleting anything.
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You told me to uncheck the birthdays calendar.

I actually have a calendar which has both birthdays and meetings, appointments etc. If I uncheck the calendar, I will not be able to see the birthdays but also the meetings which I need.

Let me know if I understand something wrongly or give me more details.
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Separate your calendars. Birthdays. Holidays. Work. Home. Etc.
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You are obviously talking from now onwards. Can I do anything now?
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Don't use iCal myself, but have seen some good recommendations for the following:

iCal Dupe Deleter | nhoj.co.uk

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