How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Michael Norman Your Own Question
Michael Norman
Michael Norman, Information Systems Manager
Category: Email
Satisfied Customers: 164
Experience:  Director of Technology
Type Your Email Question Here...
Michael Norman is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Is there a way to export Windows Live... Is there a way to

Customer Question

Is there a way to export Windows Live... Is there a way to export Windows Live Mail Calendar (Windows 7) to Google Calendar? Or must I do it "manually" single entry by single entry? 01 July 2015 04:57 01 July 2015 05:06 Michael Norman Michael Norman Email
technician, Order ID: 15411095-630 Hello. My name is, Mike. The best way to do what you want is to sync your calendars from your .Live Mail account to your Gmail account. Below I have provided a link to a page that gives you the step-by-step instructions. 01 July 2015 05:15 Thank you! After I synch them can I then delete my Windows Live Mail without affecting my Google Calendar (and mail)? Also, I forgot to tell you that my email Windows Live Mail program was installed onto
my Gmail account originally. In other words, my email comes from the server and then to Gmail and then to Windows Live Mail. 01 July 2015 05:23 Michael Norman Michael Norman Email technician Okay, if you want to disable your Live Mail account altogether, then
your best bet to ensure you don't lose anything is to import your Live Mail calendar into Gmail. Live Mail doesn't have a simple export option for the calendar, however there is a workaround for it. I have provided instructions below. Once done and you confirm
that your calendar in Gmail is correct, then you can deactivate your Live Mail account. 1. In Windows Live calendar select "Share" and select your calendar then mark "Share this calendar" and tick "Make your calendar public" (temporarily) 2. You will see option
to get the ICS link that says "ICS:Import into another calendar application" - click that and copy the feed URL that begins "webcal://cid-...." 3. In Google Calendar click "Add by URL" from the "Add" on the left hand side, paste in the URL you copied in step
3 and make sure you tick "Make the calendar publicly accessible?" You now have the calendar fed into Gcal but not yet imported. 4. Go into the fed Calendar's settings under Settings>Calendars (click on calendar name) and click on the green ICAL button and
open the link in your browser and copy all the ics code/text you see and paste into a text editor like notepad and save as an ics e.g. mycal.ics 5. Go to Import Calendars in Gcal (Settings>Calendars>Import Calendars) and import the new file you just made to
your preferred calendar most likely your primary and all being well your import is complete. 6. Unsubscribe the fed calendar in Gcal and return to Windows Live and uncheck your calendar as Public to complete the process. -------------------------------------
WINDOWS LIVE MAIL 2011 Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3555.0308) Copyright © 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved If the issue persists, please contact Customer Care at(###) ###-####
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Email
Expert:  Michael Norman replied 2 years ago.
Hello. This is, Mike. Are you still having issues?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thankyou. Yes, I am having a problem with the first step (out of 6) of the procedure you sent me to help me export my Windows Live Mail Calendar to the Gmail Calendar. I could not find "Share" on my Live Email/Calendar. I am wondering if the problem is that my version is WINDOWS LIVE MAIL 2011 Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3555.0308). Copyright © 2010 Microsoft Corporation.
Expert:  Michael Norman replied 2 years ago.
Okay. I think the issue is you need to use your Windows Live ID which is the same ID for your Windows Live Mail, and you need to sign into the Windows Live Calendars. Try this: 1) Visit the Windows Live Calendar webpage and log on by using your Windows Live ID.2) Click the Share button and select the calendar that you want to export.3) Select the option Share this calendar.4) Put a check mark in the item topic Make Calendar Public.5) Under the category Links that show event details, click ICS: Import into another calendar application.6) Select and copy the URL displayed without the webcal:// prefix.7) Open a new Internet Explorer window, paste the URL without the webcal:// prefix in the address bar and press Enter.8) Save the calendar .ICS file on your Desktop.9) Repeat the steps 5 to 13 for each calendar that you want to exportLet me know if you continue to have issues. You can simply respond back to this thread.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I could not complete "Step #4" because I couldn't locate "Make Calendar Public". However, I was able to complete all other steps and now have my Calendar in Google format on my desktop along with a "Calendar_files" folder. I am not able to get that calendar in Google's apps. Shouldn't I be able to?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I also have no control over entries on the calendar. In other words, I am unable to add or delete events.
Expert:  Michael Norman replied 2 years ago.
This should help. It provides pictures along with the instructions.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I don't have MS Outlook Mail. In addition my MS Live Mail is screwed up, it is not supported by MS any longer, and that is my fault and the reason I am transfering over to Gmail. I am weary of trying to export my old MS Live Mail Calendar to the Google Calendar.I have tried all the suggestions you have provided and I thank you for your efforts. None of the problems are your fault but only my own. Therefore, I will do it manually. I have all the information necessary to do this.Fritz
Expert:  Michael Norman replied 2 years ago.
MS Live Mail, MS Outlook, and MS Hotmail are all one in the same now. Microsoft converged them. So as long as you have an MS Live Mail account you can access it by going to and login using your MS Live Mail ID.
Also the link I provided in my previous posts is only instructions on how to import calendar files into Google once you have the file saved to your computer. You said you were able to save the file, so use this link only for the information on how to import the file into Google.

Related Email Questions