Orphaned Entry in Default Calendar App Preferences (OS X Yosemite)?

The image below is the preferences pane in Calendar.app. This is where the user sets the default calendar app used by OS X globally. In OS X 10 this is set to Calendar.app by default. I use Fantastical 2 as my default calendar app. The problem is an orphaned entry is appearing -specifically MobileCal.app- (as can be seen in the image below). As far as I can recall I've never installed an app called MobileCal. Please let me know i) how to remove this orphaned entry and ii) how it got there in the first place. I'm running OS X Yosemite 10.0.3. Thanks! preferences pane in Calendar.appAdditionally I'm receiving the following error when I attempt to open a reminder from Spotlight Search:enter image description here

  • Remove it from your Applications folder and it should disappear from that list. – tubedogg Apr 28 '15 at 6:32
  • MobileCal.app does not exist in my applications folder. – Mike Apr 29 '15 at 14:07
  • I would start by installing Onyx for Yosemite (hopefully you meant 10.10.3) from titanium.free.fr, then using the Automation section to do maintenance, but particularly to rebuild the Launchservices database and remove caches for both user and system. – Trellis Apr 29 '15 at 16:41
  • @Trellis Just rebuilding launchservices is not going to do it. MobileCal.app clearly exists somewhere on the OP's system, or it would not get so far as to tell him that the app is for a different type of Mac (I'm guessing it's referring to a PowerPC app). – tubedogg Apr 29 '15 at 22:31
  • @MikeWidman What happens if you search for MobileCal.app in Spotlight? Or in Terminal by using mdfind -name MobileCal or locate MobileCal? – tubedogg Apr 29 '15 at 22:32

The MobileCal.app is part of Xcode's iPhone SDK, so the easiest way to get rid of that app is to either remove the Xcode completely or remove just the app. The file can be located inside the Xcode package:


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