How to import an iCalendar (.ics) file to Outlook

Purpose

The document is written to show how to import iCalendar (.ics) file to Microsoft Outlook.

Importing iCalendar (.ics) file

Outlook 2010 and 2007

In Outlook 2010 Click on the File Tab -> Open -> Import

In Outlook 2007 Click on the File Menu then click on Import and Export

Highlight “Import an iCalendar (.ics) or vCalendar file (.vcs)” then click Next

This is a graphic of the Import and Export Wizard for Outlook

Choose the location where the iCalendar (.ics) file is saved and Click on Ok.

This is a graphic of the Explorer window.

Once the file is chosen the data will import to Open as New or Import

This is a graphic of the options buttons to click "Open as New",  "Import", or "Cancel".

When the Open as New is chosen the file will open as a separate Calendar beside the Personal Exchange Calendar. Click the Import to actually import the data to your calendar.