What is a .ICALENDAR File And How To Open It (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .icalendar extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .icalendar file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .ICALENDAR file?

The file extension .ICALENDAR stands for iCalendar File. The format of this file is text, and it is a miscellaneous file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .icalendar file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .ICALENDAR file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .ICALENDAR file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .ICALENDAR file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .icalendar file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Outlook 365 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Microsoft Outlook 365.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ICALENDAR file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Outlook 365 software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ICALENDAR file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .icalendar file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple Calendar software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ICALENDAR file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Apple Calendar software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .ICALENDAR file?

If you are still unable to open the .ICALENDAR file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ICALENDAR file.icalevent – Apple, .icaltodo – Apple, .icap – Adobe Systems, .icb – Avid Technology, .icbu – Apple. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .ICALENDAR file with the Microsoft Outlook 365 program on Windows and Apple Calendar program on Mac.