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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
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    Outlook Main Ribbon

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


    Outlook Open and Export Window
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    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
    Import
    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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