Export an Outlook calendar to Google Calendar

Export an Outlook calendar to Google Calendar

When you export your Outlook calendar to Google Calendar, you’re exporting a snapshot of the calendar. Any changes you make to your Outlook calendar won’t automatically be reflected in Google Calendar.

Export the calendar from Outlook

  1. In Outlook, in Calendar, select the calendar you want to export.

  2. Click File > Save Calendar.

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  3. Use the default name or type a name for the iCalendar file in the File name box.

    You’ll see a summary showing the calendar name, date range, and detail level next to More Options. If you’re satisfied with the summary, jump to step 7, otherwise continue with step 4.

  4. Click More Options.

  5. Click the Date Range arrow, and choose the amount of calendar data you want to include in the iCalendar file or click Specify dates to enter a custom date range.

    Tip: If you choose a large date range or select Whole calendar, you might create a large iCalendar file, which can take a while to generate.

    save calendar - choose details

  6. Click the Detail arrow and, choose the amount of detail you want to show.

  7. Click OK, and then click Save.

    If your calendar is empty, you’ll see a message giving you the option to cancel saving the iCalendar file.

Import the calendar into Google Calendar

  1. Log onto your Google Calendar account.

  2. At the top of the page, click Settings > Settings.

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  3. Under Calendar Settings, click Calendars.

    google calendar - click Calendars

  4. Under Tasks, click Import Calendar.

    google calendar tasks - import calendar

  5. Next to File, click Browse, choose the file that you created, and then click Open.

    google calendar - import calendar dialog

  6. Next to Calendar, select the Google Calendar in which you want to import the Outlook calendar data.

  7. Click Import.

  8. Click Close, and then click Back to calendar to return to the Google Calendar.

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See also

Export or backup email, contacts, and calendar to an Outlook .pst file

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