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

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    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?

    Thanks,
     

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  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    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

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    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

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    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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