Open ICS file from Outlook 2019 desktop

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Open ICS file from Outlook 2019 desktop

Post by chota300 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:00 pm

I run VM on Win10 64bit with Outlook 2019 desktop.
I received an ICS file via a link within an email.
I downloaded/saved the file and imported the event.
All that worked fine.
But I would have liked to open the file directly, rather than save and import.
Outlook 2019 desktop gave me the option to "Open with ..." Outlook or Other.
VM did not appear on the apps listed under Other.
I would like to have VM appear on this Other list.
( I could also have browsed my disk to the VM exe, but I do not think I could then save it as the default for opening ICS files. )
A help topic showing how to use Windows / Outlook to modify the Other list would be fine.
Thank you.

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Re: Open ICS file from Outlook 2019 desktop

Post by VueSoft » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:33 pm

VueMinder can be registered as the default program for opening ICS files. VueMinder should show up on the right-click "Open with" menu, so I'm not sure why you're not it. In any case, please try these steps:
  • Right-click an ICS file.
  • Select "Open with -> Choose another app".
  • Click "More apps".
  • Click "Look for another app on this PC".
  • Select "vueminder.exe".
  • Check the box "Always use this app to open .ics files".
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