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How to convert calendar to icalendar file in Outlook?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2014-03-03

When you share a calendar with the E-mail Calendar feature, the calendar is exported and attached in your email message as an .ics file. Actually you can convert a selected calendar into an icalendar file directly with the Save Calendar feature for easily sharing it.

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The following steps will guide you to convert a selected calendar to icalendar file in Microsoft Outlook in a walk.

Step 1: Shift to the Calendar view with clicking the Calendar in the Navigation Pane.

Step 2: Select the calendar that you will convert to ical file.

Step 3: Please click the File > Save Calendar.

Note: There is no Save Calendar feature in Outlook 2007. You can click the File > Save As instead.

Step 4: In the Save As dialog box,

  • Open the folder that you will save this calendar in;
  • Enter a name in the File name: box;
  • Please select and keep the iCalendar Format in the Save as type: box.

Step 5: Click the More Options button in the Save As dialog box.

Step 6: In the New Save As dialog box, click the Date Range: box, and select the Specify dates from the drop down list.

Step 7: Enter specific date in the Start: box and End: box according to your needs.

It is optional to check the Show time within my working hours only option.

Step 8: Click the OK button and Save button to finish the converting.

Then the calendar of specified period you enter in the Step 7 is exported, and converted to the icalendar (ical) file in a minute.

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