Mar 18 2020 08:05 AM
Mar 18 2020 08:05 AM
I did a Microsoft Office repair last week. Now when I click on a .ics file, It opens up in the Windows 10 Calendar App instead of Microsoft Outlook. When I went to change the default settings, I didn't see any options for Outlook like I did in my email default programs.
How do I fix it? I have Microsoft Office 365 on the Monthly Channel Insider program and regular Windows 10.
Apr 09 2020 12:54 PM
Having the same issue. No way to assign Outlook as the default app.
Apr 09 2020 01:18 PM
Apr 11 2020 07:48 AM - edited Apr 11 2020 07:49 AM
I just want everyone to know that this issue resolved without me knowing what happened. Perhaps it was the midmonth Office 365 update that fixed it, but all ics. files now default to my Microsoft 365 Outlook instead of my Microsoft mail app.
Again, I can't explain specifically how this got fixed if anyone else is experiencing the same problem
Jul 23 2020 06:07 AM
@B_Van_Spanje The same thing has started happening to me. I've run the Outlook updates and it's still not resolved it. It is really annoying you can set O365 as the default opener for ics files not the Calendar app.
Nov 16 2020 12:46 PM
Hi mate, was also headbutting the keyboard on this until...
Type default apps into search bar
Bottom left should be set default by apps
Find Calendar, click manage.
Change to Outlook on the .ics option.
Your welcome :D
Nov 23 2020 08:37 AM
I think I am having the same issue. my outlook is my default app but it keeps downloading a ics file like an attachment in an email instead of opening it as a calendar invite to "add to calendar"
Dec 08 2020 06:31 AM
I am a support tech and we have a Mac user with the same issue. The user gets invites all the time and adds them to her calendar via an ics file. Out of the blue last week Outlook just started opening the ics in an email message instead of her calendar.
Any news on a fix? She is up to date with Office for Mac 16.43
Jan 06 2021 09:20 AM
@RonBonham Having the same issue after the latest OS update. Having to open in iCal/Calendar and copy/paste into Outlook.
Jan 13 2021 12:50 PM
The only work around I have found is to set the browser to save the file and not open it. Then open Outlook and switch to Calendar mode. Drag the file from File Explorer and drop on the calendar to add it.
All the usual methods to change this fail:
1. Open With - Outlook not listed, choosing Outlook gives you an error saying you can't open ics files with Outlook (lie)
2. Default Apps by File Type - Outlook not listed, no option to select a local app.
3. Registry hacks - haven't found one that works yet.
Jan 26 2021 11:00 AM
@B_Van_Spanje This is what I found on Mac help desk and it worked for me: In Apple Calendar app, go to Calendar > Preferences and set Outlook as your default calendar. Thereafter, . ics files downloaded open automatically in Outlook.
Apr 15 2021 07:08 AM
Apr 15 2021 07:48 AM
@EJ100 As stated in the original reply, at the time the option to set the Default App for .ics files was not available to use as Outlook was not listed as a possible default app for .ics files, forcing it in also failed.
There was some fix applied a few weeks ago. Not sure if it was Windows 10 or Office 365, but now .ics files open in Outlook again. Probably Windows 10 as the default app for ics files can now be set to Outlook.