Importing calendars from .ics files


M

MikeH

I wanted to move my calendar from Mozilla Sunbird to Outlook 2007. The
import options for Outlook didn't look too helpful so I first started by
exporting my Sunbird calendar to an .ics file on my desktop. For grins
I clicked on the file and it opened up in Outlook 2007 -- alongside its
still empty native calendar. I shunted the empty calendar off the
screen so now I have my original calendar neatly displayed in Outlook.
I haven't found in the help areas just what this all implies. Am I
done? Will the calendar now function like the native calendar? I do not
need to share appointments if that is an issue.
 
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M

MikeH

I think I understand now. It had the same effect as importing into a
separate calendar within Outlook. And I was wrong on the import options
-- they explicitly list .ics files.
 
D

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

The ics calendar is not editable and new items will go to the other
calendar. You could switch to a table view, such as by category, select all
then use the Edit, Move to (or copy to) folder command to put the
appointments in your default calendar.

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M

MikeH

Diane said:
The ics calendar is not editable and new items will go to the other
calendar. You could switch to a table view, such as by category, select
all then use the Edit, Move to (or copy to) folder command to put the
appointments in your default calendar.

I removed the calendar I imported that way then re-imported it into the
native calendar. I've done some test appointments and it seems to work
fine. Thanks.
 

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