How to Transfer Outlook Calendar to iCal (ICS) format?

In this digital world, several users are looking for a solution to export Outlook calendar to iCalendar. If you have the same issue then don’t be panic. In this blog post, I am going to explain dual techniques to import Outlook calendar to iCal (ICS) file extension. After reading this dedicated blog post anyone can easily transfer Outlook Calendar to iCalendar from healthy & crashed Microsoft Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, etc.

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Currently, I am using Microsoft Outlook 2019 edition. I want to export Outlook 2019 calendar to iCal (ICS) file extension. Because I want to move my calendars to another email program that supports ICS files. If you have any software or service for solving my problem then suggest it to me.

– Eleanor, California

My MS Outlook 2016 got crashed yesterday! Now it is unable to start but I need to export Outlook calendar to iCalendar. How do I import my Outlook calendar to iCal *.ics file extension? It is a very urgent task for me because I will import the resultant ICS file into another email client.

– Sebastian, Liverpool

Export Outlook Calendar to iCalendar (ICS) – Pro Technique

Firstly, download the BitRecover PST Converter Wizard setup and install it on your Windows PC. The tool comes with a free demo edition that is beneficial for checking the software working process before purchasing the license keys. This mentioned software not only exports Outlook calendar to ICS file but also solve most of the Outlook related problems. Here I am mentioning only one feature of this application.

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1 – Launch the mentioned software that is authorized to upload MS Outlook profile data in the software panel automatically as well as manually. Even it supports Outlook data files i.e. OST & PST.

Upload Outlook profile data

2 – After that, select Outlook profile folders from the software panel and hit on the Next button to continue. From here, you can choose all folders or only calendars, it depends on you.

Select Outlook profile folders

3 – Thereafter, select ICS (iCalendar) from the list of saving options.

Select ICS

4 – By default, it chooses Desktop as the destination path. You can click on the Browse icon to choose a different destination path. After that, press the Next button to start conversion.

Export outlook calendar to iCalendar

5 – Task completed successfully, you can see the message of completion and hit on the Ok button.

Message of completion

6 – At last, it will automatically open the destination path. Get the resultant ICS file and use it accordingly.

Resultant ICS file

Benefits of Pro Technique

  • This suggested application not only converts Outlook calendar to iCal ICS file extension but also convert complete Outlook data into 30+ formats.
  • Users can export Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 calendar to iCalendar ICS format.
  • It creates generic ICS files that can be easily imported into several email programs without showing any error message.
  • If your Outlook got crashed and unable to run then you can upload Outlook PST / OST files in the software interface to extract calendars into *.ics file.
  • The tool preserves all important information during convert Outlook calendar to iCal file.

How to Export Outlook Calendar to ICS File – Manual Technique

1 – Start Microsoft Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 email client and choose the Calendar option.

How to transfer Outlook calendar to iCal

2 – After that, select calendar that you want to export in ICS and select the File option from the Outlook menu.

Export Outlook calendar to iCal

3 – Now choose the Save Calendar option from Outlook drop-down menu.

Convert Outlook calendar to iCal

4 – By default it will store the resultant ICS file under the documents folder. You can also select a different location and after that hit on the Save button.

Store resultant ICS

5 – At last, open the destination folder and get the extracted ICS file.

Extracted ICS file

Limitations of Manual Technique

  • If your MS Outlook personal information manager got crashed and unable to start then you can’t forward Outlook calendar to iCal *.ics format.
  • It is a time-consuming method that allows to export Outlook calendar to ICS files one-by-one.
  • Home users can prefer it to extract calendars from Outlook but it is not recommended for professional users.
  • The manual method is unable to export calendars from disconnected Outlook PST (Personal Storage Table) or OST (Offline Storage Table) files to ICS.


I hope, now anyone can export Outlook calendar to iCalendar ICS format. Here, I have described both manual and professional techniques to import Outlook calendar to iCal. You can take the right decision to choose any method to export Outlook 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 calendar to the ICS file.

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