5.3.2 QuickDay: Building menu contents...

Posted by: bgaspers

5.3.2 QuickDay: Building menu contents... - 04/21/08 10:20 AM

The QuickDay icon in both Leopard and Tiger gives me "Building menu contents..." as the only menu item and has been that way since I installed it on the two computers about half an hour ago. Selecting this item does nothing. Anyone else seeing this?
Posted by: dnorcross

Re: 5.3.2 QuickDay: Building menu contents... - 04/21/08 11:49 AM

Originally Posted By: "bgaspers"

The QuickDay icon in both Leopard and Tiger gives me "Building menu contents..." as the only menu item and has been that way since I installed it on the two computers about half an hour ago. Selecting this item does nothing. Anyone else seeing this?


Make sure the NUDC folder exists in MacHD > Library > StartupItems > , and that is has the 'quickdayd' application file in it. If missing, make sure your data files are copied to a safe location and uninstall/reinstall Now Up-to-Date & Contact. Use the uninstaller in the 'Extras' folder that is in the installer.
Posted by: shiesl

Re: 5.3.2 QuickDay: Building menu contents... - 08/19/08 07:03 AM

I'm having the same problem. In checking the 'quickdayd' file does exist in the Mac HD -> Library -> StartupItems -> HUDC folder. Is there anything else that can be checked? Thanks. Rick
Posted by: dnorcross

Re: 5.3.2 QuickDay: Building menu contents... - 08/19/08 11:15 AM

Originally Posted By: "shiesl"

I'm having the same problem. In checking the 'quickdayd' file does exist in the Mac HD -> Library -> StartupItems -> HUDC folder. Is there anything else that can be checked? Thanks. Rick


This could be a problem in the local data file, or the program prefs. I would suggest refreshing the prefs and optimizing the calendar file as follows:

1. Make sure you know where your primary calendar file is stored on your hard drive. You'll need to know where it is to set it as your primary file again at the end of this process.
2. Quit Now Up-to-Date (if it is running).
3. Open a new Finder window and select Home from the Go menu.
4. Once in your Home folder, go to: /Library/Preferences/
5. Find the files named com.nowsoftware.nowuptodate.plist and com.poweronsoftware.nowuptodate.plist and move them to the desktop.
6. Find the folder named Now Up-to-Date Prefs and move it to the desktop as well.
7. Launch Now Up-to-Date, open the File menu, select Open, make sure there is a checkmark next to the option "Make this my primary file," locate your Now Up-to-Date calendar file, highlight it and click Open.
8. Open the File menu, select Save As...Save the file as the same name and location as the original. Click Yes to replace the original. This step should be taken periodically to optimize the file.
9. Trash the items moved to the desktop in steps 5 and 6.

The 'poweronsoftware' file may not exist on your system. It is from an earlier version of Now Up-to-Date.
Posted by: shiesl

Re: 5.3.2 QuickDay: Building menu contents... - 08/20/08 05:30 AM

Wonderful that worked. I've missed that for months. Thanks for the help. Rick Very Happy