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Latest Tip

Export from Outlook Calendar to Outlook.com’s Calendar

I would like to export my Outlook calendar to the calendar at Live.com. How do I do this?

It’s actually very easy to do. If you have your Outlook.com account set up in Outlook 2013 as an Outlook.com account type (EAS) or in Outlook 2003, 2007, or 2010 using the Outlook Connector you can copy or drag the appointments from one calendar to the other.

To drag the appointments to the Outlook.com Calendar folder in Outlook: Use a List view on your calendar, Select All (Ctrl+A) and using the Move to Folder command (or Copy to Folder) or drag them to the Outlook.com calendar in the folder list. This works fine with the Outlook Connector but appointments won’t always sync up when you are using Outlook 2013.

For this reason, it’s better to export the calendar as an .ics file and import it into Outlook.com.

To export the calendar as an .ics (iCalendar) file, select the calendar folder in Outlook, click File, Save Calendar.

The Save As dialog opens but before saving the calendar, click More Options so you can choose the period you want to export and what details to include. If you don’t change the options under More Options, the exported calendar will be Availability only, Today only.

Always Click More Settings

Click Show if you want to include details of private appointments. Note: Don't select Include Attachments, Outlook.com doesn't support attachments at this time.

Select options to save

Log into your calendar at Outlook.com, then click Import.
Choose Import link

Select the calendar you saved and choose the desired options. When you're done, click the Import button to import the .ics file to your calendar.

Select the desired options

Last reviewed on July 22, 2014.