Solved

ICS file in outlook 2007

Posted on 2013-02-05
5
939 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-07
I have a user that has a WinXP machine with office 2007. She got an email with an attachment that has an .ICS extention. She can't open this attachment and has the following error
"This file cannot be previewed because there is no previewer for it"
Has anyone run across this error?
If so, did you find a work around?
I have been googleing without much success.
0
Comment
Question by:JeffBeall
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:yadtelnetadmins
ID: 38856090
The ICS file type is primarily associated with 'iCalendar' by Apple Inc.. A standard way to store calendar informaiton in a text file on the Internet. The format is described in RFC 2445. The format is used by ICal on the Macintosh and in the Mozilla Calendar project. Other programs like Lotus Notes can also generate .ICS files for synchronizing calendars.

Unless they have an Apple PC and iCalendar running, they wont be able to open this file.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:JeffBeall
ID: 38856239
I found a way to open it, ( it was on a website - I can't take credit )

In outlook you go to file, open, import. then there is an option to import an iCalendar (.ics) or vCalendar file (.vcs)

ics
I was just wondering if there is something like the office converstion thing, or add on, so the user doesn't have to do this?
Also, googleing seemed to suggest that this was an outlook 2013 calendar event. but you're saying this is an Apple thing?
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
yadtelnetadmins earned 500 total points
ID: 38856374
Well a few of the sites I searched said Apple, but from your screen shot I remembering seeing that before., I think you should be able to save the file to the computer and then import that file into Outlook.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:JeffBeall
ID: 38856624
yes, that does work, I was just wondering if there is a better way. like some kind of add on for outlook,
do you know of anything like that?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:JeffBeall
ID: 38866297
thanks for the help
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In Part II of this series, I will discuss how to identify all open instances of Excel and enumerate the workbooks, spreadsheets, and named ranges within each of those instances.
This article will help to fix the below errors for MS Exchange Server 2013 I. Certificate error "name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site" II. Out of Office not working III. Make Internal URLs and Externa…
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

627 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question