Oct 03 2019 04:37 AM
Oct 03 2019 04:37 AM
I have to import a large number of tasks from TodoIst (or CSV)
Oct 03 2019 12:20 PM
Jan 14 2020 08:38 AM
@Chris Webb I haven't used flow before, can you point to a tutorial or howto that is similar to get me started?
Jan 15 2020 08:10 AM
Jun 04 2020 04:33 AM
Would that be possible with my private To-Do account ? I can only see "Microsoft To-Do (business)" connector available.
Jan 19 2021 05:28 AM
@Lewis-H Please forgive my ignorance to your previous responses. Can you tell me how to import my Omnifocus tasks into Microsoft To-Do?
Jan 27 2021 11:45 AM
I’ve solved it!
I’ve long had a frustration with the fact that MS To-do does not have the ability to import mass tasks from excel like Wunderlist did, and every attempt to search up a solution just led me to posts with the same complaint, and no solution. However, there is a way to do it – through Outlook instead.
To do this, you must be signed in to Outlook on a desktop – as far as I know this will not work on the web version. On the bottom left there is a tab to navigate to the “Tasks” page – click on this. If you are signed in to the correct MS account, your To-do list should be synced to this page. Find the list you want to upload to, and make sure there is at least one filler task in their for the time being so that you have a template to work from. Then, go to file > Open and export > Import/Export > Export to a file > Comma Separated Values > select your desired folder/list > save the file. Then you can go in and open that file, and add your tasks according to the template that was downloaded. Remember to save this as a CSV!
After you have edited and saved your CSV, go to file > Open and export > Import/Export > Import from another program or file > Comma Separated Values > Select your file > select your desired folder/list > **Check that the box is clicked** > import your tasks!
**if the box is not clicked, click it, and it will (Likely) bring you to a page to “map custom fields”. Don’t just skip past this, if it is showing up it probably means that something about your template got a little messed up and its not quite sure what to import, and to where. Verify that every category on the right-hand “to” column has the correct column header connected to it, and if not, fix it by dragging and dropping from the left hand column.
NOTE: I am not a MS expert! I just found a solution that works, and this is the sequence of events that got me there. Hopefully it works for you!
Apr 08 2021 11:30 AM
You suggested that in order to import tasks to Microsoft To-Do, I could import as CSV but that does not appear to be an option here. Further assistance is greatly appreciated.
Jun 08 2021 10:40 AM
I have long feared making the jump to a new task app. Thank you @Sofia_Melchert for this genius tutorial. It worked flawlessly to take my world of tasks in the declining Toodledo and bring them into Microsoft. Thank you!
Jul 30 2021 06:26 PM
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Oct 06 2022 10:24 AM
Oct 06 2022 04:02 PM
Hello, @Johan_de_Rooij, I understand your problem as recently I had to transfer Microsoft To Do tasks from one account to another and it was a real challenge.
Now from my own experience, I can say that you will need an Outlook Desktop application and you will have to create target lists in the target account inside Microsoft To Do like in this screenshot.
After it, you will have to go to File\Info and add both accounts. The first is the one from which the tasks should be transferred, the second is to which the tasks should be transferred. Before doing it, restart Outlook.
Now you will have to copy tasks via Outlook and check the target account. This and other alternative ways to solve your problem can be found here.
One more hint is to take a course about Microsoft 365 backups to always have the possibility to recover your information at any time.