Import iCalendar ICS or vCalendar VCS files to Outlook

By | August 2, 2016

Steps below will show how to import iCalendar (.ics) or vCalendar (.vcs) file into Outlook.

  1. Go to File tab

    Outlook Main Ribbon

    Outlook Main Ribbon

  2. Click Open & Export tab, next in main window click Import/Export button

    Outlook Open and Export Window

    Outlook Open and Export Window

  3. In Import and Export Wizard select Import an iCalendar (.ics) or vCalendar file (.vcs) option

    Outlook Import and Export Wizard

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  4. Now you can choose if you want to Import or Open as New
    Open as New
    Opens a new standard Outlook meeting window with data from iCalendar file. This gives you a chance to change meeting settings like: add reminder, add people etc. before saving in Outlook
    Inserts meeting directly to your calendar with no additional window or option to modify it
    Open or Import Meeting

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Sample ICS file

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