Calendars play a very vital role when it comes to schedule and time management. Most of the Outlook users rely on Outlook Calendars to manage their meeting, events, etc. in a seamless way. Sometimes, the need arises to backup Outlook calendar to eliminate data loss situations. Moreover, after creating the backup of Outlook calendar, the user can easily access the calendar using multiple platforms such as Zimbra, Thunderbird, etc. Now, the question crops up, how to backup Outlook calendar? One will get the answer to this question in the section given below. In this blog, we are going to introduce various techniques to backup Outlook calendar without any hassle.
Let Us Understand Need to Backup Outlook Calendar Via A User Query
“I am using Microsoft Outlook from so many years to manage my business as well as personal data. Due to my flexible schedule, I face issues when I have to access the Outlook calendar to check my meetings schedule outside the office premise. So, I want to know is there any way to backup Outlook calendar. This will help me to access my Outlook calendar schedule on multiple platforms. Please suggest me a reliable and smart solution to achieve this task.”
Check Out Some Different Techniques to Backup Outlook Calendar
In this section, we are going to introduce multiple ways using which the user can easily backup Outlook calendar and access it on various platforms. The user can implement any of the methods as per the choice and requirements.
Trick 1: Export Calendar From Microsoft Outlook
The user can easily export Outlook Calendar into ICS file format. To export the calendar from Outlook, one has to follow the step-by-step process explained below:
- First of all, you need to launch Outlook desktop application on your Windows system
- Now, open the Calendar which you want to backup. Click on the File tab from the Outlook blue ribbon
- After that, you will see the pop-up menu. Here, select Save Calendar option to save the desired calendar into ICS format
- Now, provide the name to the resultant ICS file or save it by the default name
- After saving the ICS file, you will be able to see a summary report on your screen. This report will contain information related to the date range, calendar name, etc. If you are satisfied with all the details then directly switch to step 7
- If you do not agree with the information and want to alter it then click on More options. One can also save the selective calendar entries by click on the Date Range arrow and modify it accordingly
- Finally, click on the OK > Save button to export Outlook calendar into ICS format
Trick 2: Export Outlook PST to ICS Via Automated Approach
To eliminate the risk of data loss and other issues while implementing the manual technique it is recommended to opt for a versatile and feature-rich tool i.e. SysTools PST Converter. With this utility, one can easily export Outlook calendar into ICS file format in just a few clicks. The software is designed with an easy-to-understand interface which makes it trouble-free for both technocrats and tyro users to work with it.
The software also provides various features such as convert PST email, contacts, tasks, etc. into multiple file format, export PST file as EML/MSG/PDF/VCF/DOCX/ICS/HTML, etc. The software is also capable to work with corrupt and password protected PST file. To export Outlook calendar into ICS using PST Converter, one has to follow the steps given below.
- First, install and launch PST Converter on your local machine
- Select Add File button to insert and open the PST file associated with the Outlook calendar
- After that, the software will display all the data associated with the PST file
- Here, you need to select the Outlook Calendar to export it into ISC format and then click on the Export option
- After that’s in the export options, select the ICS option
- Click on Browse button to select the location to save the resultant ICS file
- At last, click on the Export button. The software will begin the export process and one can access the output ICS file after the completion of the export process
Once the user has backup Outlook calendar into ICS format, he/she can easily access the Outlook calendar using different platforms such as Mozilla Thunderbird, Zimbra, etc.
To prevent data loss situations, most of the users backup their Outlook data such as the calendar. Calendars are important for every user to manage the work schedule in an efficient way. Thus, in the above section, we have introduced different ways to backup Outlook calendar in a hassle-free way. One can opt for any of the technique to backup Outlook calendar.