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Steps for upgrading from older version of iCal to iCal 4.1


If you currently own iCal version 3.10 or 4.0
  • Install iCal 4.1:   Perform a normal install of the iCal 4.1 program. If you have not already downloaded and installed version 4.1 you can get the software from: Download v4.1

  • Enter New Registration Codes:   When you order an upgrade you will receive by email new registration codes for use with iCal 4.1. You might recall that you need to enter these codes into the About Tab of the iCal console box that appears when you start the program.

  • Copy your data folder:   Replace the data folder located beneath the iCal 4.1 installation directory with the data folder located beneath your iCal 3.10 or iCal 4.0 installation.

  • That's all:  
If you currently own a version of iCal older than 3.10
Upgrading from a previous version to iCal 4.1 requires a few simple steps. Follow these steps and you should not have any difficulties. Should you do have problems for any reason, you can Contact us, we're happy to help.
  • Install iCal 4.1:   Perform a normal install of the iCal 4.1 program. If you have not already downloaded and installed version 4.1 you can grab the software from: Download v4.1

  • Enter New Registration Codes:   When you order an upgrade you will receive by email new registration codes for use with iCal 4.1. You might recall that you need to enter these codes in the About Tab of the iCal console box that appears when you start the program.

  • Copying your data files:
    One change to iCal 4.1 was to locate all working data files to a separate data folder. Previous versions of iCal located the data files directly within the installation folder. iCal 4.1 has a folder named data beneath the installation directory. For comparison, previous data files would have been located:

        C:\Program files\iCal v3.x\
    Now they will be located:
         C:\Program files\iCal v4.1\data\

  • With this in mind, the following files need to be copied from your old installation.

    • Copy Existing Calendars:   Your calendar files are those that end with a .CAL extension. These hold all information pertaining to each calendar. Copy them to your new 4.1 data directory.

    • Copy Other Special Files:   The five files, _remind.rmd, _subscribe.rmd, icalaed, icalcategories and icalvalidgroups: should also be copied from your install directory of your previous version to the data directory. You may not have all five of these files.

    • Copy Existing Group Folders:   When calendar groups are created, sub-folders are created beneath the installation directory. The folders correspond to the group names that were created. Copy these folders to the 4.1 installation data directory.

One other consideration
iCaleMail Service: iCal initiates a System Service to manage email requests. When installed using iCal 4.1 You will see the service named, iCaleMail Service listed in the Services Dialog Box.

It is best to remove the Email service installed by any pervious iCal release. The name of the old email service will be listed as iCalMail Service or iCalMailsrv Service To remove the service you must first stop the service from running in the services dialog box. Then to remove the old service open a system command prompt. Change to the installation directory of your previous version of iCal. Then, depending on your current version of iCal, issue from the command prompt a command like:

C:\Program Files\iCal v.3.9 Web Calendar> icalmailsrv -remove
  or
C:\Program Files\iCal v.3.7 Web Calendar> icalmail -remove

to remove the existing service.