How to open .ics files properly?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by echobase, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. echobase macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2008

    I just experienced a strange thing while clicking on links for .ics calendar files on two different macs. On one machine it works as it should, i.e., you click on the link and a popup window asks if you want to save the file. If yes, it will then open the file in Entourage. Great. On my other mac I click on the same link and it just opens the file in its raw form, almost like viewing the source code of a web page. Does anyone know why this is so? How can I get the file to open properly on this machine?

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    This happens because the default application for opening .ics files isn't set properly. This is easy to fix: Get Info on an .ics file, expand the Open With section, then select the correct application from the list. Click Change All.

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