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Desktop Calendar 7 FAQ

How do I Import a CSV file into Outlook 2000?

This guide will explain how to import a previously made CSV file from Desktop Calendar into Microsoft Outlook. The steps may differ slightly depending on your Outlook configuration.

Use this guide at your own risk. I will not be held responsible in the event of any data loss. If you do not agree with this then please do not continue.

Step 1

Start Outlook and go to 'File' > 'Import and Export'.

outlook import export menu item

Step 2

A Wizard will open to guide you through the process. Choose 'Import from another program or file' and click 'Next'.

outlook import to a file

Step 3

Select 'Comma Separated Values (Windows)' and click 'Next'.

outlook comma separated values

Step 4

Click the 'Browse...' button and select the file you want to import. Then choose how you want to handle duplicates and click 'Next'.

outlook open file to import

Step 5

Select 'Calendar' for the destination folder and click 'Next'.

outlook personal folders calendar

Step 6

We now need to check Outlook is going to match the data up correctly. Click on 'Map Custom Fields...'.

outlook the following actions will be performed

Step 7

The fields on the left are from the CSV file. On the right are the destination fields in outlook. You can drag a field from the left and drop it onto it's respective field on the right. In this example the following fields are matched up:

  • Subject > Title
  • Start Date > Date
  • Description > Description

When you're done, click 'OK'.

outlook map custom fields

The fields on the left may differ from those shown if you changed the default values when creating the CSV file.

Step 8

You will return to the window you left in Step 6.

To complete the Import process, click 'Finish'. Outlook will then begin to import the file:

outlook import and export progress