I can't import .ics file to iCal.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by coldwell-al, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. coldwell-al macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2008
    I've tried to import a .ics file from the Internet to iCal. It loads onto my computer but when I try to open or import it into iCal I get the message "This calendar file is unreadable. No events have been added to your iCal calendar".

    The content of the file as translated by TextWrangler is attached in a Word format document. Any suggestions as to how, or if, I can import this file to iCal?


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  2. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    it may have an ".ics" extension but not be formatted correctly. I just exported & imported a bunch with no problem. Try dragging the .ics file directly into iCal, see what it does.
  3. coldwell-al thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2008

    Thanks for the reply. I tried that as well but didn't work. I suppose the file itself could be corrupt.
  4. danliston macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2011
    Sorry so Late

    The word doc format can not be imported, but if you cut and paste the contents into a vanilla ASCII text file and save it with a .ics extension, it might import. I imported to mozilla lightning even after all these years successfully.

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