iRecordMusic : Upgrading to Leopard

If you are upgrading your computer from Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) to 10.5 (Leopard), the upgrade should be seamless, but you should still back up your existing iCal schedules.

If you are doing a clean install of Leopard (i.e. wiping the hard drive first) or you want to back-up your iRecordMusic data before upgrading, you should also back up the following folders and files:

  • /Applications/
  • HOME/Library/Application Support/iRecordMusic
  • HOME/Library/Preferences/com.bitcartel.irecordmusic.plist

To back-up your iCal schedule, launch iCal and select the iRecordMusic calendar so it is highlighted, and then select the menu item File–>Export, and save the calendar somewhere safe. By default the file should be called iRecordMusic.ics.

Once Leopard has been installed, perform the following steps:

  • Copy the files to their original location.
  • Launch iCal and then in the Finder, launch the saved calendar file iRecordMusic.ics. This will import the calendar into iCal. When prompted, name the calendar iRecordMusic, and when asked whether you want to keep or remove the alarms associated with the calendar, choose the option to remove the alarms.
  • Launch iRecordMusic and select the menu option Refresh iRecordMusic calendar to check the events in the iRecordMusic calendar, and recreate the alarm files associated with each recording event.

As always, if you have any questions, e-mail

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