In the second part of our Windows Calendar series we will show you how to export and import your calendars. By using the import and export functions you can make a quick backup of your calendars or you can move them on different PC’s or use them in different applications.
First, go to the Calendars section and select the calendar you want to export. Then go to the File menu and click on Export.
Now you have to select the folder where you want to export your calendar and type the appropriate file name. By default, the calendars are exported using the .ics file extension – the standard extension used to designate files containing calendaring and scheduling information, consistent with the iCalendar standard.
After you have typed the file name, click on the Save button.
The quickest way to import a calendar is to simply double click on the calendar file you want to import. Please remember that the file must have the extension .ics. Other extensions are not supported by Windows Calendar. When you double click on a calendar file the import window will open. Click on the Import button and the calendar you just imported will be listed in the Calendars section.
Alternatively, you can go to the File menu and select Import.
The import window will open and you will have to browse to the location of the calendar file you want to import, select it, click on Open and then click on the Import button.