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Imported *.ics files in wrong Calendar?

1265 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 12, 2013 7:42 AM by braden85 RSS
Jared@Halifax Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Jul 10, 2013 9:16 AM

So when I get an *.ics file (Calendar event) that I want to import to Calnedar stock app on my Air running ML, it lands in my Home calendar under iCloud?  I do not get a choice?

 

I have set up Exchange for work in Calendar and love it. 

 

However I want to be able to choose the calendar the appointments land in - or be able to at least change them once in the calendar (switch to home or Work - work = Exchange)...?

 

I cannot choose the calendar appoinments land in when accepting *..ics files - the Exchange one is in Green and is set as the default.

 

New appoinments that I create manually go in Exchange which is good, and I can change them to home (iCloud) if I want. 

 

But the ones I receive in *.ics files cannot be changed to the Exchange calendar and are being added to the iCloud "Home" one with no apparent way to stop this?

 

I cannot move a calandar event added to the Home calendar to the Exchange one when I accept the external *.ics file - but I can do the reverse?

 

Everything is syncing correctly between the server and wireless devices.

 

What do I have to do to set the Exhcnage calendar to accpet the incoming *.ics files or preferrably - be asked which calendar that I want to add the event to?

 

I have scoured this forum and Google for this?  Is this a Terminal fix?  If so - fire away.

 

Help!

 

Jared

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • braden85 Community Specialists Community Specialists (2,300 points)
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    Jul 11, 2013 12:55 PM (in response to Jared@Halifax)

    Hi Jared@Halifax!

     

    It sounds like your issue could be resolved by following the steps listed in this article:

     

    iCal 5.x: Export and import calendars or reminder lists

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH4713

     

    When you are importing events into the calendar, it seems like you just need to have the desired calendar highlighted when you drag in the *.ics file. You can also choose to import the calendar from the Menu bar, under File, as explained in these directions from the article:

    Import events into a calendar

    1. If you want to import your events into a calendar, first create the calendar if it doesn’t exist.Create a new calendar
    2. Choose File > Import > Import.
    3. Locate and select the calendar file that contains the events you want to import, and then click Import.
    4. Choose the calendar you want to add the events to.

    To import events, you can also drag an .ics file from your desktop to iCal. The events are added to the calendar that’s selected (highlighted) in the Calendars pop-up list.

    Thanks for being a part of the Apple Support Communities!

     

     

    Regards,

    Braden

  • braden85 Community Specialists Community Specialists (2,300 points)
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    Jul 12, 2013 6:58 AM (in response to Jared@Halifax)

    Hey again Jared@Halifax!

     

    You can absolutely change your default calendar in iCal. This can be done by following these instructions:

    To change your default calendar, choose iCal > Preferences, click General, and then select a calendar from the Default Calendar pop-up menu.

    In newer versions of the Calendar application, the Menu Bar item referenced will be labeled "Calendar," not "iCal." The full text of these instructions can be found in this article:

     

    iCal 5.x: Add events to a calendar

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH4692

     

    Thanks for being a part of the Apple Support Communities!

     

     

    Regards,

    Braden

  • braden85 Community Specialists Community Specialists (2,300 points)
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    Jul 12, 2013 7:42 AM (in response to Jared@Halifax)

    Hey Jared@Halifax!

     

    You'll also want to make sure your calendar is set up as a CalDAV calendar. If you Exchange calendar is just a subscribed calendar, then you won't be able to import into it. Information on this can be found here:

     

    iCal 5.x: Set up a calendar account in iCal

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ph4737

     

    Thank you for using the Apple Support Community. Due to the nature of your issue or question you may find more information by using another one of Apple's support resources - https://expresslane.apple.com/GetproductgroupList.action.

     

    Cheers,

    Braden

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