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ICal generating recurring conflicts until iPod is full

Update:11-30Source: network consolidation
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I followed the instructions pasted below and it fixed my "disappearing October" problem; however, every time I open iCal now, it presents me with hundreds of conflicts and I have resolved them so many times I almost know them by heart. Even after I resolve them, I keep getting the Conflict window. And worse: my iPod, which was never more than a third full is now full beyond capacity and won't sync using iTunes. Please, help!
Here's the advice from MadisonP (posted Aug 27, 2010) that I followed:
Welcome to Apple Discussions,
Sounds like you have a bad cache in iCal or a damaged iCal database. Are you running TimeMachine or making backups? Its a very good idea for any computer user: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1553
First make an iCal backup, File > Export > Archive.
Remove the following to the trash and restart your computer:
Home > Library > Caches
Home > Library > Calendars > Calendar Cache, Cache, Cache 1, 2, 3, etc. (Do not remove Sync Cache or Theme Cache)
Home > Library > Preferences > com.apple.ical (There may be more than one of these. Remove them all.)
__NOTE: Removing these files will remove any shared (CalDAV) calendars you may have access to. You will have to re-add those calendars to iCal > Preferences > Accounts.
Once the computer is back up and running open iCal and test.
If you information is still not there you can restore it from a backup. If you have no backup (and the information is not on an iPhone / iPod / iPad or MobileMe) then your best bet would be a data recovery company.
Hope that helps.
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), iTunes 11.1.3 (8) / iPod iOS 6.1.5

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