Export Events to iCalendar (ics) File



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Exporting to an iCalendar (ics) file will allow your calendars to be shared with others, as long as they're either using VueMinder or another program capable of importing iCalendar files.
The export calendar window.

Exporting to CSV, Outlook, or Excel

The Lite version can only export to iCalendar (ics) files. When one of the other export types is selected, the window will indicate this is not a feature provided in the Lite version, and provide buttons for upgrading to the Pro version.

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You can click the "Try It" button to download a free trial of VueMinder Pro. Upgrading to the trial is risk free and easy.

  • Any calendars or events created with the Lite version will be available in the Pro version.
  • If, after 60 days, you decide the Pro version isn't right for you, you can return to the Lite version and have access to any events or calendars created while using the Pro version trial. To return to the Lite version, uninstall the Pro trial via the Windows Control Panel, and then reinstall the Lite version. Uninstalling won't remove any data.
  • You can continue using the Lite version for free, for as long as you'd like. We won't contact you or bother you to upgrade.

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You can click the "Buy Now" button to immediately upgrade to a registered version of VueMinder Pro. You'll usually receive your license within a few minutes of completing your order. There's also 30-day money-back guarantee, in case you're not completely satisfied.

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You can get VueMinder Pro free after completing an offer through TrialPay, such as buying flowers from FTD or clothes from Gap. Click the "Get it Free" button to learn more and see which offers are available. If you see an offer you like, you can get the Pro version without needing to pay for it. Note, it may take up to 24 hours to receive your license after completing an offer and there is no money-back guarantee when acquiring a license using this method. However, in most cases, you'll be able to acquire a license for significantly less money than purchasing directly.

Selecting a Calendar To Export

After specify the iCalendar export type, click the Next button. The window will update as shown below. The calendar to be exported is selected from the drop-down list. All events belonging to the selected calendar will be exported, unless the setting to exclude older events is enabled.

Selecting the calendar to export.


  • To include reminders in the output, check the "Export reminders" option. The full reminder status and settings will be exported, which other instances of VueMinder can import. A standard reminder definition will also be exported which other calendar programs can understand, but will be missing many of the advanced settings provided by VueMinder.
  • To include event colors in the output, check the "Export event colors" option. Note, this data is an extension of the iCalendar file format and will likely be ignored when importing into other calendar programs. Only VueMinder will be able to import the same event colors and appearance settings that are exported.
  • You can also choose to exclude events older than a specified number of days from being exported. This could greatly reduce the size of the exported file, if your calendar contains many events going back several years or more.


After you've selected a calendar and the desired settings, click the Next button. A window will appear where you can specify the name and location of the exported ICS file. If the file already exists, it will be overwritten. The export results will be displayed, where you can see the number of events that were exported.
The export results.

To export another calendar, click the "Export Another" button. Otherwise, click the Close button to close the window.

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