Do you know what an ICS file extension is? If not, then this article is for you. In this post we will cover everything there is to know about the ICS file extension.
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What are .ICS Extension Files?
Calendar files are saved as .ICS files in the universal calendar format. ICS files are used by calendar and email programs like Google Calendar, Apple Calendar and Microsoft Outlook etc.
The data is saved in plain text format and can be sent to others users for sharing meeting details or the details of other important events. The users can share the date/time, details and the location of the events.
The ICS file extension is adopted by many software providers because of its open-source availability.
Uses of ICS Files Extensions
One of its most popular use cases is when exporting a calendar from one system to another: for example, you might export your Google Calendar events into an ICS file so that they could then be imported into Microsoft Outlook or Apple Calendar.
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Opening ICS Files
ICS files can be opened via a wide variety of programs like Google Calendar, Apple Calendar or Microsoft Outlook. ICS files can also be opened via simple text editors like MS Notepad or Apple TextEdit.
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Some people might use the ICS format to create their own calendar for personal purposes – even though it’s not quite as popular nowadays as some other formats like PDF because of its complex nature.
Using Google Calendar to Open ICS Files
- Open Google Calendar and go the ‘Settings’ menu.
- Click on Import & Export.
- Click on the option ‘Select file from your computer’ and then select the ICS file.
- Click on Import.
Opening ICS File in Windows 10
If you are using Windows 10 and want to open .ICS file extension then follow these steps:
- Drag and drop the ICS file onto a File Explorer window.
- Double-click on it to open in an appropriate program for that type of file. Select “Open with” from the menu bar at the top of your screen.
- Click on “Choose default app by name” to select the default program that will open ICS files.
- Click “OK” at the bottom of your screen when you’re done.
Converting ICS Files
Using IndigoBlue or Project Wizards, you can change ICS file into CSV format. You simply have to upload the file, let it convert it and then download the converted file.
Through Microsoft Excel, you can save the file into XLSX format.
Likewise, if you open the desired .ics file in LibreOffice, it will automatically create a new document with that extension as well as import all of the data from the original file.