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Problem transferring MS Works Calendar

Q: Problem transferring MS Works Calendar

I am helping a friend migrate from Windows XP with old applications to a new computer Windows 7 Pro 32 bit. I am trying to make the transition simple for him, so transferring as much of the old applications as possible. The one that is kicking my behind right now is the Calendar in Microsoft Works v9. Installation of MS Works v9 on the new computer did not present any problems, so both computers have the same version.

What should have worked is to simply copy the mswkscal.wcd file from old computer to new computer. It partially worked, but not well enough to be useable. The old computer has calendar event items that go back to 2001, so there is a lot of sentimental and historical information to be preserved. There were 3 significant things that I observed.
1. The name on the calendar tab started out as "My Calendar" on both computers, but changing it did not solve any problems.
2. There are no events displayed in the calendar view screen, none at all. When I opened the "Reminders" view then there were several items listed for the current date, just like they should be shown. So the events are there somewhere, but cannot be seen. When I opened one of those items on the Reminder list, it did have the proper Recurrence information.
3. I tried an export on the old computer (both as .vcs and .ics) to import on the new computer and again ran into problems. The import on the new computer gave an error that the file was not formatted correctly (I later decided maybe the file is too big). When I opened the exported files (using Notepad) I noticed that there was not any information about Recurrence (such as a birthday happening every year), so if I can get the import to work it would still be only part of the needed Event Detail information. For an interesting twist I tried the export to html (limited to 24 months, also created a matching .vcs file) and the import accepted it, but again there was no Recurrence information.

So the first of my questions is, is there a special trick to getting the mswkscal.wcd file to be properly accepted on the new computer, as this seems to be the only way to get the Recurrence information transferred?

My second question is, if my friend decides to switch from the Works Calendar to the Outlook 2013 Calendar, how do I get the Recurrence information to transfer?

It really shouldn't be this hard.

A: Problem transferring MS Works Calendar

I do not know Ms Works too well but I believe it can export to an ICS file (*.ics). The calendar (former Windows Live Calendar) at supports importing ICS files, so I would at least try that first and then see and decide if it would be the right time to let Works retire. To use calendar you need a Microsoft Account (Hotmail, Live, MSN or email).
Step 1: Export Works calendar as *.ics file
Step 2: Go to, click Import:
Step 3: Select Import into a new calendar, browse to your *.ics file, click Import

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Hi Friends,
I'm using Windows XP Home sp3, fully updated, and Works 2002 version 6. (I know it's an old version, but it's all I've got for now.) The Works Calendar doesn't display holidays, none at all. I can't imagine why anything called a "calendar" would be made without holidays by default, but I'm guessing this allows holidays of different countries and cultures to be set up.

Anyway, I found in the Edit menu > Add Holidays. I choose the holidays I want displayed, and click OK. But none are displayed.

I found in the Windows Works Discussion Group a recent message about adding holidays, where it was suggested that an internet search for for iCal holidays would turn up a file that could be downloaded, and imported into the calendar, that would add the holidays. But after searching and trying to download, that file turns out to be an ICS filetype which is incompatible with Windows .

So I'm hoping someone here will be able to advise me about adding Holidays to the Works Calendar? However at this point, I would even appreciate knowing about any free calendar programs which don't rely on advertising in order to be offered for free. For example, I'm hoping there's an Open Source solution.

Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it

A:Works Calendar problem

Sorry for the bump -- just hoping for some help

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I've got a client who is using microsoft works 8.0 calendar and recently had to replace his hard drive and reinstall his operating system. The problem we're having is that all of his calendar data is stored as a .wcd file and the calendar will only import icalendar files and vcalendar files .ics and .vcs. Is there anyway to convert the data file from .wcd to .ics or is there a way to get the calendar to read a .wcd file? He is using Windows XP, service pack 2. All of my searching on Google lead me nowhere. Microsoft's website was no help either. If a .wcd file is from an older version of Works calendar, where can you get that version of works? Any help on the matter will be greatly appreciated.

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MS Works calendar launches on start-up...I tried to print the calendar, nothing happened. Closed out of calendar, and when I tried to open the program again, wouldn't even open. Re-started computer, and calendar launched...same problem...couldn't print, then wouldn't open at all.
I have Works Suite 2002...Running XP
I'm confused...

A:Microsoft Works Calendar Problem

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It has been decided that my computer is free from malware, so I've been referred to this forum.

I recently downloaded malwarebytes anti-malware program. The instructions were good and it worked fine. But, now I can't access my calendar for reminders. I get a generic error message saying "Microsoft Works 8 has encountered a problem and must close."
It does not say what problem.

I have a Works 8 installation disk, but I think if I just reinstall Works, I'll lose all the notes on my calendar.

The only other thing I use from Works is a simple database which is working fine. Only the calendar reminder feature won't run. If I reinstall Works I could lose all the info on my database and I don't feel like re-entering over 1000 files.

I have the database backed up and it looks like I 'should' be able to run the backup file if the original gets wiped.
However, although I have backed up all the files in Works calendar folder, I don't know which one(s) hold the reminder info. I've tried replacing existing files with the backups, but they don't run so it looks like the problem is not with the calendar data files themselves, but something more basic to Works 8.

I recently found that if I right click on WksCal.exe and choose "Run as..." and use "administrator ", I get a different error message. This one simply says that Works could not find some needed files and suggests that they may have been moved or eras... Read more

A:Problem with Microsoft Works 8 Calendar reminder

Did you try SFC.exe?Found this:

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I use Windows XP Home Edition.
I installed PalmOne Desktop software on my Dell computer to be able to type addresses, appointments, etc. on the computer and have it appear on my Palm Zire m150 and vice versa. Everything always worked fine.

Then I decided to synchronize data between the Works Calendar and the Address book of my device, so I set up synchronization by following the directions in Works Task Launcher.

Now the sychronization between my Palm program and my Palm hand-held no longer works. It freezes up in the HotSync process when it is trying to synchronize the date book. I suspect the problem is with the Works Calendar addition to the mix.

Works gives no instructions on how to disable what I enabled, i.e. the Works calendar-Palm pilot connection.
I don't need or want the Works calendar and would not mind getting rid of it and all the data on it altogether, however, I can't afford to lose the Palm data.

Can you help?

Thank you,

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I downloaded some Microsoft updates, rebooted, and now my Microsoft Works Calendar won't come up. I've been to MS website and tried their fix - it didn't work. Next option is to delete Works and reload. My question is - will this deletion get rid of all of my data files along with the program? Also, is Outlook Express part of Works? I've tried to find out, but can't. I'm really concerned about making a mess of things.

A:Solved: Microsoft Works Calendar -works cannot access one or more files.......

Outlook Express is not part of Works.

What version of Works do you have and is it supported by Windows XP?

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thank you

A:transferring my calendar from Outlook to Palm

There is an application that comes with the Palm Pilot that synchronizes calendars as well as contacts.

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Hi all,

please help if you can..

I've been forced to move over to Lotus Notes from Outlook.. and need a way to copy my old e-mails & calendar from Outlook into Lotus Notes...

I can't find a way to do this...



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I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7. I installed the same copy of MS Office 2003 that I am running on my old laptop with Windows Vista. I am able to copy the Outlook files from the old computer, but I don't know where to copy them into the new computer. Can anyone help me?
John Pav.

A:transferring 2003 outlook calendar to a new computer

Hello budpav, welcome to Seven Forums.

Some good information here:
Moving Outlook to a New Computer

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Lenovo T500 Intel Core2 Duo T9600 2.8GHz
Win 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
MS Office Professional 2010 v14.0.7106.5003 32-bit

I've had a persistent problem for several months since I migrated to a new hard drive. Outlook 2010 calendar is working, but only in Active List view. Any attempt to change to Preview or Calendar view produces the error message, "Could not read the calendar." Changing from Active List to List works some of the time, but inconsistently and sometimes it will hunt for the list and offer the same "Could not read the calendar." error message. This is very frustrating as I find it difficult to manage the list view and am accustomed to seeing the calendar week view.

I use an Android phone and use gmail and Google calendar to see mail and appointments on my phone. So, I've got Google Calendar Sync running. Google Calendar Sync appears to be operating normally. I have a nice calendar view on my phone or web-based from my computer. I have tried adding the Google calendar to Outlook but it is a duplicate of the default calendar and I can't set it as the default. Also, MS Office does not permit me to delete the default calendar.

I don't like any of the work arounds. I just want the calendar to work like it should. Research discloses no real hint of anything that works including running scanpst. Scanpst does a great job at fixing the problem by wiping the whole calendar thanks very much MS.

If you have any clue as to the cause and bette... Read more

A:Outlook 2010 Calendar, only active list view works, calendar view err

Try Microsoft's CalCheck tool. "The Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook (CalCheck) is a program that checks the Microsoft Outlook Calendar and items for problems or for potential problems."

You can download it from here:
Download Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook from Official Microsoft Download Center

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In MS Works Calendar, when I attempt to enter new information an error box opens stating that the program "has encountered a problem and has to close." An Application Error box states: 'The instruction at "0x65fbf791" referenced memory at "0x00000008". The memory could not be read. Click on OK to terrminate the program.'

I tried removing and reinstalling MSWorks but was unsuccessful in correcting the problem. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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A:Solved: Transferring MS Works files to CD

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Entries in the calendar randomly disappear. I do a weekly email update, and use the calendar for blues shows in my area, after hours & hours of entering bands, some have just vanished. Example: today I put in 15 entries and 2 disappeared. It is so bizarre. Obviously I really need it to save everything.

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had to reload computer and before reload i had works calendar in my startup folder. turn computer on and calendar comes up on screen to remind me of appts. after reloading computer and installing works, version 7, i cannot find the file to move to startup, all i can find is the help file. i have my view files set to show hidden files.  i think the file name is mswkscal.wcd, and a search does not find it. i did find mswkscal. but when i click that file woks home page comes up, not the calendar by itself. any ideas?

A:works calendar

never mind, figured it out

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What is the difference between iCalendar (.ics) & vCalendar (.vcs)? Should I export the Works calendar to both?

A:MS Works Calendar

These links from may help you understand the differences somewhat better:
Extension: ICS
Extension: VCS​To me, it looks as though the VCS extension is used more often, but if you will be interacting with programs such as ICal or Lotus Notes, then you may want to save in ICS form, too.
If you ever find yourself in a bind and need a different extension version that what you have, you might want to check out ABC Amber iCalendar Converter.

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I would like to store the file that holds my MS Works Calendar data on a networked drive, so that I could access it from all the computers on my home network. Is that possible. The MS KB seems to say that the data file Mswkscal.wcd must be on the same drive as the Calendar program.
Michael Trombetta

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I have a friend who just bought a HP PC with Win 8 installed and he would like to have MS Works Calendar or something that very resembles that calendar on his new PC.

Can anybody recommend a suitable calendar that functions like the MS Works Calendar?


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Hello All,

Frequent reader here, you guys and gals are great. Anyways, Even Google forums don't have the correct solution to sign in with another email address then return to the normal one. The problem is that with when you sign in with Google Calendar (all of a sudden) as a regular google calendar user, not an apps user, it gives a message saying Oops another Calendar has been created for... Then it disables a lot of the features. How do we get our calendars back, please help!

Thanks so much.

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I have been using microsoftworks calendar (Windows XP) and on opening I have the month landscape view. I think I must have clicked on something I shouldn't have because now although it shows the current month it has also included three date syle months on the left hand side. This means that I cannont see sunday and cannot easily move to the next month, any ideas on how to remove the date/months and hopefuly this will restore the full month view. Strangely, when I print the date months are at the top and all days of the month print fine.

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I am using Windows XP and Microsoft Works Suite 2003. I have been using the Microsoft Works Calendar for home use, printing the monthly calendar in landscape format on my Canon i960 printer. This produces a 9"-6" one-month calendar.

Recently, the calendar started printing out only 7"-4" in landscape format. I have tried everything to correct this and cannot. Any other printing in other programs is normal so I do not think it is a printer problem. However, I cannot find the controls in the Calendar to restore the 9"-6" size. Any suggestions?

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Last year I puchased a new computer with Windows XP. Most of the files were retrieved from the old C drive and installed on my new computer. I have been using Microsoft Works Calendar for many years, and rely on it for reminders to pop up. I recently had the business where I purchased the computer look at it because of a start up problem. Since then, it seems the reminders do not pop up for the specified time I want them to any longer, i.e., a meeting 3 days from now and a reminder would be put into the window and then click on OK. In the past, I've never had a problem with getting the reminders until recently. Do you have any suggestions? Barbara

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I have a Dell Inspiron 2650, Windows XP Home Edition, Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft Works version 6

I can not print my calendar in Microsoft Works Calendar.

I have uninstalled and installed again. Still does not print.
When I hit print and a box pops up that states: Please wait while the calendar prepares to print. That is as far as it will go. You can let it stay there for hours and it is still preparing to print.
Printer works fine in other programs.

What is the problem

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I have Windows XP home edition, service pack 2. I just recently upgraded internet explorer to 7.0. I can no longer print from Microsoft Works 7.0 Calendar. I know there were printing problems with older versions of IE and MS Works Calendar 6.0. Anyone know of a fix besides rolling back IE?

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I have been having a problem printing my Works Calendar. PLEASE HELP ME SOMEONE!!! thank you!! Carol.Mod Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum and closed tags. ~ Animal

A:Printing Works Calendar

Carol,I do not know what version of MS Works you have, but I googled your problem just as you stated it. I was able to come up with a multiple solutions listing that may work for you. Take a look at this link. Hope this helps. If not please post back with as much information about what happens when you try to print your calender.Be (Be 30 days hath April....)SafeDa Bleepin AniMod, Animal

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I am running Works 8 in WinXP Home. Included in this program is Works Calendar which I have used extensively as a reminder for appointments on my desktop.

Recently, Works Calendar won't open in the Task Launcher; or, any other way. When I attempt to open I get a error message that reads;

"Works cannot access one or more files needed to run the
Calendar. The files may have been renamed, deleted or
moved. Try reinstalling Works, and then reinstalling the
program again."

I've tried reinstalling, following three different MS Knowledge Base Documents that describe how to overcome this problem, but none makes a difference.

I had a similiar problem in a earlier version of Works some years ago and finally found that I had to reinstall a file in Win98. Unfortunitly, I don't remember; or have, a copy of this file and am hopeful that someone else has encountered the same problem and knows the solution.

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Whenever I back up MS Works Calendar, it restores in triplicate when I restore the files. What gives here?

I'm glad I can save the information, but when I restore the data, I seem to be a very busy woman!!! Everything is repeated THREE TIMES!!!

I like this program, but it has several glitches and when I start having trouble with my computer, this MS Works Calendar is the first program to show up with corrupted files. Since my calendar data is some of the most critical information I have, I don't want to use an application that is not trustworthy.

Can anyone shed some light on why this program won't perform consistantly? I would like to use it if I can get a grip on controlling it's idiosyncrosies.

Thanks for your comments.

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I'm using Works 9's calendar with Vista Home Premium OS. It says it supports ICS, but I can't figure out how to get U.S. holidays listed in the calendar. Can you help? Thanks.

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I am using a Dell computer with Windows XP 256mb ram, pentium 4.
This is in regards to Microsoft Works 6.0.
When using the Microsoft Works calendar, I can not get any of the U.S. holidays to display in the 2003 and up years. For example Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day. These holidays are visible in the year 2002, but not in 2003. I have made sure that there is a check in the US Holidays catagory filter to show the holidays. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Works, but still have the same problem. Any suggestions?

A:Microsoft Works 6.0 Calendar

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A:Shortcut to Works Calendar

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None of the USA holidays are displayed in my MS Works 8.5 calendar. What's wrong here & how can I fix it so they perpetually show up for the entire year?

Replies will be much appreciated.

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I am working in Microsoft Works 8.5 and having problems with the calendar and address book. I have entered info. in the contacts in address book. When opening calendar, the birthdays, anniversaries, etc. are not correct. Calendar asks me if I want to correct, so I clicked yes. I then selected the correct date (from address book) and clicked "update now." When that is complete, I looked at the calendar for the correct day, and there was a different person's name listed on the day. Can anyone help? So frustrating. Thanks!

A:Microsoft Works 8.5 Calendar

I am having the same problem. Did you ever find a solution? Thanks.

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I run Works Plus 2008 on Vista 64 bit and a problem has developed. My calendar alerts no longer automatically open when they are due to open. I have to open Works before any alerts will open.

Does anyone have a fix for me? Please keep your instructions very simple as I consider myself to be a Beginner-Intermediate user.

Thank you!!

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I am trying to save a calendar from my Microsoft WorksSuite 2005 calendar and then open it up on another computer, but am not having any luck figuring out how to do it. All I keep getting is the new blank calendars when I open the folder up on another computer. Any ideas on what I am missing.


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I have never been able to print a calendar from MS Works ver.6. I get a window showing papers dropping into a yellow folder and a message "please wait while the calendar prepares to print". It never reaches the printer. I have reloaded the software more than once to no avail. Every other printing task works fine. It is just the calendar. I have to take a screen shot, resize it and print it. This takes too much time. Can you help?

A:MS Works calendar printing

I have tried the WKpr60 fix, but it didn't work. I found if you use the "export" command under the "file" menu and save it in the html format, it will print. I now have upgraded to works 7.0 and it works fine.

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My MS works reminder system has failed - it no longer pops up automatically to remind me of an entry on the calendar. I tried reinstalling Works, but this did not help.
It is possible this is related to a new computer, but I thought it was still working after the program was transferred to this computer.
I am using XP Pro (was XP Home on the old computer).
Someone suggested copying the shortcut to the start menu, but I am just computer illiterate enough that I couldn't figure that one out. Besides which, the program worked fine for a long time after the original installation.

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Cannot obtain correct printing from Microsoft Works Calendar.

The Microsoft site says this is common with Internet Exp.5.5-

I am using 6.0 and still have the same problem.

The calendar pages come out printed on 2 pages rather than

one page. The columns are elongated causing this to happen.

Have checked the printer with other programs and the printing

is correct.

A:Microsoft Works Calendar

This should do it.
Open the calender, from the file menu select "export > HTML". Remember where you saved it to. Close the calender and go to the file you exported and double click it. It should open in Internet Explorer. Now select print from the file menu.


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I am running Windows XP with Microsoft Works Suite 2003. My calendar reminders have always come up on time until recently. Although they are scheduled, they do not appear on start up like they used to.



A:Works Calendar reminders not appearing

I found my answer...

Select Start on the Desktop, select Programs, select Startup, If Microsoft
Works Calendar Reminder shotcut does not display it needs to put there.

Search for 'wkcalrem.exe', create a shortcut and put it in the startup
folder. It should now display as describe above.

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I realize this isn't a crucial question ... but I have Windows 98SE and after the end of 2004 the holidays and other notations ... like "Daylight Savings Time Begins", "Father's Day", etc. ... ceased to appear on the calendar.

Am I "on my own" at this point? Any way to have these dates appear other than manually inputing the dates and events? There are increasingly fewer and fewer businesses that distribute calendars to customers these days.

Thanks in advance for anyone's help.


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I am running Windows 98 with MS Works 2000 that came bundled on my computer. One of the components for Works 2000 is Works Calendar. I have much important data stored on Works Calendar, and until yesterday it worked just fine. Yesterday morning (Friday), when I started Windows, the Calendar icon was there as usual, but when I clicked on I got this message:

"Works cannot access one or more files it needs to run the Calendar. The files may have been renamed, deleted, or removed. Try reinstalling Works and then starting the program again."

When I attempted to reinstall Works, I found out that I have to run a full recovery on my computer in order to do reinstall Works. Unfortunately, this will erase all the data on my calendar and everything else. Is there another way to restore my Calendar? Works is still operating - only Calendar is having problems.

TIA for any help you can offer!

A:(Resolved) MS Works Calendar Emergency

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I have a computer that ran Windows Vista and the Motherboard has went out on it . I have the working Hard Drive removed and connected to my working PC . I am wanting to find the Microsoft Works Calendar file and export it to Google calendar . I have done some research online and found this file path to retrieve the file

Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\Mswkscal.wcd

Unfortunately the file is not there. I have done a search of the Hard Drive and "Mswkscal.wcd" is nowhere to be found .

Is there any other place I should be looking ?

Should I be looking for a different file ?

Thanks for your help

A:Solved: Microsoft Works Calendar

Please take the time to read through this link. It may start by appearing irrelevant, but it goes through file locations, searching, the file may be hidden, etcl
Hope it helps

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First of all, please let me say that I'm happy to have found this group, I have found what I have read very interesting.

Having said that...

I have Outlook 2000 on my Dell Dimension 8200 with Windows XP. I have always wanted my computer to boot with my calendar reminders for the day.

The thing is, (correct me if I'm wrong?) I have always believed that Outlook is resource intensive, so booting and keeping Outlook running would interfere with whatever I'm doing.

My Dell also came with Works 2002, and puts just a calendar reminder in the startup which would work for me, except that I've worked with Outlook first ( and didn't get my reminders till I opened it up )

What I was considering doing was somehow importing my Outlook Calendar to Works, let Works start up with the computer with my reminders... and then just continue to work with Works. ( I will also want to hotsync that with my HanSpring Visor for easy updates )

Would this be the best way to this? Is there an (inexpensive) easier way to do this?

Thank you in advance,

A:Calendar reminders.... Outlook? or Works?

How much RAM do you have?

Outlook uses 8MB I think.
Word and Excel each use 4MB.

That should give you an idea.

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While Works on the whole is fine I'm having problems with the he reminder function, even though the reminder exe is listed in the correct places it doesn't produce a pop up at the time of the reminder, I've set it to 15 mins & 30 mins before to test it & nothing.
Opening up works calendar doesn't pop up the reminder either but manually opening the reminder does work.
When I first install it works fine until I restart the laptop then it stops working.
Anything I can look for or do to fix this?

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I transferred the data from a "Microsoft Works 2000 (version 5.0)" Calendar on a Windows98se machine to a "Microsoft Works (version 9.0)" Calendar on a Vista machine.
The transfer was with the Export/Import functions via Networking shared files.

The problem is, the times of all the appointments changed to one hour earlier than they had been. It appears that an unwanted Daylight Saving Time adjustment had been made.

How can I correct this?

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Works was already installed on the PC when I purchased it in May, 2010. I was able to gfet the Works Task Master on the screen and access all of the programs except the calendar. Now I cannot get the Task Master to run.

Naturally, HP did not give me a Works CD. Is there anything I can do?

A:Solved: works calendar will not open

This is a program that is prinstalled on most HP Computers and you wouldn't have gotten a disc for it. The only way to reinstall it is actually going to be to do a Factory Recovery on your computer, or Purchase the Works Program and do a fresh install of it.

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My Dell OEM installation of MS Works 8.5 does not display any of the standard USA holidays. I've searched through the MS Knowledge(less) Base of useless information but couldn't find anything on this subject - even though I have to believe that Mr. Gates Brownies would have thought of this very common need.

Please tell me how to get Works to display these holidays. Help will be very much appreciated.

A:How Can I Setup Holidays In Works Calendar

No need to reply to this. After trying Mozilla Sunbird Calendar (free) I have given up on Works. Sunbird is vastly superior.

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Im sure Im being really stupid, but I cant add a new appointment in my 'microsoft works calendar'

I've had my laptop fot about 18 months now and never had any problems with it before (I use the calendar regularly)

But now, when I double click on a day to add an appointment, I get the following messgae

'Calendar couldn't create a new appointment.
Enter a different date, and then try again.'

Which ever way I try to do it, either by clicking 'new' or clicking 'File' and then 'New appointment' it always gives the same error msg?

And I know the error says try a different date, but it doesnt matter what day I click on, it just wont work

What on earth have I done? Broken it good.

Any advice would be appreciated



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When reformatting, I saved the data I had in Works Calendar to a floppy. Now, I can't figure out a way to get the data into the new Works Calendar that I now have. How can I do that? grandpaw

A:MS Works: Restore Calendar from Floppy

moving to business apps forum, I think you will get a better response there.

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Help! I posted the following in the business software forum 2 months ago, and have had no replies. Surely there is someone out there with a possible solution!

My MS works reminder system has failed - it no longer pops up automatically to remind me of an entry on the calendar. I tried reinstalling Works, but this did not help.
It is possible this is related to a new computer, but I thought it was still working after the program was transferred to this computer.
I am using XP Pro (was XP Home on the old computer).
Someone suggested copying the shortcut to the start menu, but I am just computer illiterate enough that I couldn't figure that one out. Besides which, the program worked fine for a long time after the original installation.


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I cannot get my calendar to open in Microsoft Works? Any suggestions?

A:Microsoft Works Calendar won't open

Welcome to TSF....

You might try going thru a re-install of Microsoft works and when doing this if you see an option to modify or repair the installation go for this.

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My computer is working slowly and is running 41 processes when there are no programs running.

Whenever the computer boots, I get a "Windows was forced to shut down..." message which I think refers to my calendar trying to deliver an alert upon start up.

I cannot get MS Works to run, but receive the same error message as above.

Thanks in advance,


A:Computer slow, ms works, calendar won't work

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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I had to do a complete wipe and restore. I thought I was doing it right by having a solid backup (Norton Ghost). After completing the reinstallation of my software, I went to my backup to restore my calendar data from microsoft Works 7 which is very important to me. I cannot seem to find the data. Restoring Microsoft works 7 Doesn't populate the data that was in my calendar. I tried to restore selected items from C:/program files/common files, and the files from Microsoft shared with no luck. My computer prior to the restore was a real mess, so I do not want to restore a lot of corrupt files. Does anyone know where the data is stored?

A:Microsoft Works 7 Calendar Lost Data

From what I have read, mswkscal.wcd file is the calendar data file; I think it may be kept in a hidden folder, so be sure to do your search for it accordingly.

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I've searched these forums and found a partial clue to help me solve this problem, but need some additional info.

When I try to use the MS Works Calendar, I get the following error message:

"Works cannot access one or more files it need to run the Calendar. The files may have been renamed, deleted or moved. Try reinstalling Works, and then starting the program again."

I have reinstalled Works, but am still getting the same error message.

When I searched these forums, I was disappointed to find a few topics about the Works Calendar, which were closed because no one had ever replied. However, I did find this one which indicates that the problem can be solved by applying a fix from MS. But it doesn't say where to find the fix, or even name it. I have searched MS up and down, but can't seem to find whatever this member found.

So, does anyone know what fix they might have been referring to?

I'm using a rather old version -- Works Suite 2002, version 6 -- but when it works, is quite sufficient for my needs. This is on XP Home SP 3, fully updated.

Thank you very much, I really appreciate your help

A:Solved: MS Works Calendar error message

Welcome to TSG!

Perhaps it was this fix:

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My son says you are the best for troubleshooting, so here goes. I have a Toshiba laptop wireless and all the programs came pre-installed with a Recovery disk ONLY included. I have Windows XP Home Edition. My problem is with the Microsoft Works 8.0 Calendar, which was pre-installed along with Microsoft Office S&T Edition, which I do not use. The Calendar was working fine until yesterday and now I get an error message that just says "Microsoft has encountered a problem and needs to close." Then I can choose whether or not to send an error report, which I have....several times. I've read the "official" Microsoft version of the fix, but it is telling me that I possibly have a corrupted file and to reinstall it from the Works CD, which I do not have. When I run the recovery CD, there is no Microsoft Works listed in programs to recover. I'm really at a loss! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!! MomM

A:Microsoft Works 8.0 Calendar error report

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I want to import the Microsoft's Works Calendar's appointments that I have in XP in my older computer into the Microsoft's Works Calendar in Vista's Microsoft Works Calender that I have in a new computer. When I try to export from the XP, I stipulate the dates that I want to export and all appointments but when I click on "OK" nothing happens, the program doesn't go to screen that asks where I want to put the file, i.e., the E drive. Any help will be appreciated.

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My dad is using Microsoft Works 7.0 on his Windows Vista laptop and for some reason the Calendar has randomnly stopped working.
Everytime I try to open the calendar I get this message;

I have tried reinstalling the program but it still shows that message.

Any idea how to get it to work again or what might be causing the problem?

Many thanks.

A:Microsoft Works 7.0 Calendar randomnly stopped working...


I don't think it's actually uninstalling Works completely because when I reinstall it the history in Works is still there...

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Well I had the motherboard go out on a PC . I am now trying to save the Microsoft Works Calendar file from the Hard Drive . I have been able to retrieve the file mswkscal.WCD which is the Microsoft Works Calendar file , but now in order to import it back into Microsoft works calendar I need to convert it to a .ICS file .

Does anyone know of a converter that is able to do this ?
Thanks for your help

A:Microsoft Works Calendar File Converter Needed

If you don't need to merge the data with existing data the new calendar, why not just replace the file??

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I have Microsoft Works 9 and when I try to export a calendar as HTML it does not export correctly. If I want the export to begin with Sunday, it copies the previous week into the export. I have designated Sunday to be the beginning of the week. If I want to export July 5-11, the export ends up in the HTML file as June 29-July 11. Since posting this request, I've copied the html file into Microsoft Word and cut and pasted. It works, but is time consuming. If the program would export correctly, then I wouldn't have to go to all that trouble. Any suggestions?

A:Microsoft Works 9 calendar export as HTML issues


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I currently use the Microsoft Works Calendar as a PDA keeping track of appointments, birthdays, etc. but find that I can't print out reports according to categories. I can only print out days, weeks or months. Is there a good, free calendar that I can use and be able to import the information that I already have in the Works Calendar into that calendar?
Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Microsoft Works Calendar not so good. Are there any good desktop calendars out there

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Before I describe my problem, I want to let you all know that this is my work laptop.  My work IT people have already tried a lot of things such as combofix, malwarebytes, restore points, etc for THREE DAYS.  Therefore, I apologize in advance if the work that they did make it more difficult to fix.  I am coming here as my last resort before they reimage my computer. 

At the beginging of this week (2/25), I noticed that I cannot access any website via Chrome.  Chrome shows a circle animiation in the upper left hand corner of the window.  I have no problem in accessing the same website with IE.  One interesting observation is that all icons (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Search, etc) show "color" when I bring up Chrome.  This usually mean that they can access their associated services.  Chrome can still access my gmail setting, including my bookmarks etc.  I looked and did not notice any redirection in my proxy settings.

I contacted my IT guys then an they tried every which way possible to fix my problem.  They noted that Chrome would work in "no sandbox" mode but that's not safe.  They said I had some malware infection and they took care of them.  However, even Malwarebytes show zero infection, Chrome never works.  IE never has any problems.

I hope that I can find some help in this forum.  Here is the DDS log.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
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A:Chrome only works in no sandbox mode | Internet Explorer works w/o problem

Hello TheBigDogz Welcome to The Forums!!Around here they call me Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at... Read more

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I can't get the popup reminders for the calendars to work. Neither in the Metro calendar nor in Outlook.

I also can't make them synchronize.

Does anyone know?

Do sound alerts exist at all in Windows calendars or just pop ups if any?


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I finally joined after lurking around trying to google my way out of my problem. I really need to speak with humans about this.

I have two hard drives, both WD, a blue 250 and a black 500. If I go to transfer something off my C drive to my E drive it'll go for about 3 seconds then hang. Sometimes I can cancel out and save myself a hard reset. Most of the times I have to hard reset when it freezes. My big problem is the fact that I cannot transfer files to my secondary hard drive. The thing that really pisses me off is that sometimes once in a blue moon it works just fine. I had it going about a month ago where it would transfer slowly (10-15 Mbs) but at least it kept going. It will not transfer at full speed like I'd really want it to. I've ticked any box I can, I've found no reliable way to jiggle the handle on this problem. I turn every extraneous process off and it still freezes. This problem wasn't always present. I installed Mass Effect 2 and Fallout 3, both fairly hefty games on it and I can play with no huge system freezes. Fallout 3 is a little crash happy but I'm sure that has more to do with the game than the HD. I was able to install Dragon Age onto it and in 29 hours of playtime it has only crashed 4 times and they were all run of the mill "not responding" crashes. I can watch video that is already on the second hard drive with no problems even 1080p stuff. Basically if it's already on it I can use it, but the second there is any movement ... Read more

A:My only problem. HD transferring

Wow man, plenty of detail.

I've had the same problem, and I was pretty sure that the drive was toast, buuut...

Sometimes these "controller failures" turn out to be a dodgy cable that either has come loose, or isn't fit properly on the motherboard or drive connector. If you don't have locking SATA cables, they are a good investment. I find that WD drives have a slimmer SATA connector that not every cable fits into snugly.

As far as the RAID issue, that really shouldn't be a problem (I don't think, anyway), because Windows or Nvidia has the RAID controllers installed by default. My wife's Nvidia based board loaded them with the driver pack, but my AMD based board didn't until I started using AHCI mode for my drives. Then I had to load a RAID driver, even though I'm not using RAID.

Check your cables, and see if it improves. The fact that it's intermittent makes that a good possibility. Post back and let us know how it works out.

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I've just bought a new PC and installed Windows XP - all working fine with a Maxtor external drive also installed and connected via USB/Firewire.

I needed to get the data from the 80gb Samsung HD installed as a second drive in my previous computer. I decided it would be easiest to just take this out of the old computer and put it in the new one.

It was hard getting the Samsung HD into the new PC because of the cables layout - it doesn't fit fully in the bay either but in my experience they never do. I think I managed to get it connected without damaging it (cutting my finger in the process, bah) but I had to swap the two spare connectors around so that the one previously connected to the pre-installed master drive was now connected to the slave.

When I turned the new PC back on it listed the Samsung drive as the Primary Slave so I figured all would be cool. But Windows XP failed to boot and the PC just seemed to stall after getting past the initial Windows startup/loading screen.

I managed to get XP to boot by resetting the PC, going into Setup and changing the setting for the Samsung drive from Auto to None.

Problem is now I don't know how to get XP to recognise the drive properly. Windows lists it as D: (previously this was the DVD-ROM, which is now E - E was previously the Maxtor external drive!) but says 'this drive is not formatted. do you want to format it now?'

Any idea how I can get XP to recognise this drive properly AND ret... Read more

A:Problem transferring hd from old PC to new PC


I took out the slave drive and replaced it with another. This drive in now is actually the one I originally intended to use. The previous slave drive had been a master drive before - perhaps this was a problem. The new slave drive had been the slave on my previous PC.

XP now boots fine with this new slave drive BUT there's no icon for it on Windows under My Computer despite the Device Manager seeing it and claiming it is working properly and the driver is up to date. How can I get the drive to appear so that I can access the data on it?

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I'm trying to help a friend who has just installed Office 2016 on her computer, which was recently upgraded from Win7 to Win10.

She's been using and has accumulated a fair amount of email, contacts and calendar appointments. I've managed to get her email to show up by adding it to Outlook 2016 as a POP3 account. I was able to import her contacts into Outlook 2016 from a file called OutlookContacts.csv. Now I'm trying to get her calendar with all its many calendars and appointments into Outlook 2016.

I'm not sure why but the appointments all show up just fine in Mail and Calendar for Windows 10, even though we did nothing to put them there (as far as we know). But she'd like them to appear when she clicks on the Calendar in Outlook 2016 and I can't find any information on how to do that. I've also looked for some kind of Export function in the Mail and Calendar for Windows 10 app but I came up empty.

How do I get her calendar into Outlook 2016?

I can't be the only one who finds Microsoft *awful* at documenting this kind of basic functionality. Millions of people must have tried to do the same thing before me but if there's any information out there on how to do this, it has eluded me so far....

A:Export calendar from Mail and Calendar for Windows 10 to Outlook 2016?

You can manually export calendars from using a round-a-bout method I posted at this link. However, I don't think that's going to help you because what you really want to do is set up Outlook 2016 so that her email, calendar and contacts sync with (and stay in sync with) her account.

Therefore, instead of setting email up as a POP account and then importing calendar, contacts, etc. separately, why not just setup Outlook 2016 to work with her account? I haven't done it with Outlook 2016, only older Outlook versions that used Hotmail Connector, however the following instructions for Outlook 2016 seem fairly straight forward.
If she has two-factor authentication switched on for her account, then you may need to generate an app password from her account, and use that as the password instead of the actual Microsoft Account password.

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The Basics
Using Windows 10 Calendar (Outlook) as my primary calendar. The calendar contains two accounts, my Microsoft Live Account and my Gmail Account. In the left panel, I have the Gmail Calendar checked ? the Outlook calendar is unchecked. When I add an event, the default dropdown is my Gmail calendar which is what I want as my default.
My Problem
Events that I add to my calendar show up in both my Outlook calendar and my Gmail calendar as expected ? or maybe not quite as expected. I?ve just discovered that if I add an event several months in the future, it momentarily appears on my Outlook calendar and then is deleted (I see a brief deleted message appear). If I then go directly to my Gmail calendar, the event I just added shows up as expected. As of today (March 24), the cutoff date when the Windows/Outlook calendar automatic deletes begin to occur is September 7 (or 167 days from now). I haven?t yet experimented to see if the cutoff date moves forward every day.
Very strange. Anybody know what?s going on. If you have a similar calendar setup as mine, give it a try and see if your experience is the same. By the way, my Windows 10 system is fully updated.

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Hi all!

Can someone please help me, how to sync Nokia calendar with Windows Live Calendar on Win7?

A:How to sync Nokia calendar with Windows Live Calendar on Win7?

is this any good to you. post#4
Unable to sync Nokia N8 with Windows Live Calendar - Portable Devices

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I have a Toshiba 250gb external drive attached to my Dell PC. The Toshiba has 213gb free space available.
I wanted to cut and past a 4gb avi file from the PC to the Toshiba, but I get a message that there is not enough space available, delete some files and try again...... There is plenty of space ----what gives? I moved about 30gb of music and picture files with no problem.

A:Problem transferring file

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Hello...Wondering if anyone can help with this? don't think I can do the final instructions that Suebaby41 has asked because when the computer gives me the black screen with the choices of "safe mode" "normal" etc....I also tried to go to last configuration that worked and that didn't. And I don't know how to get to the control panel since I can't get to the desktop. Thanks!

A:Transferring Problem To This Forum:

You need to contact Suebaby41 for further instructions. Advise from other members or staff may only make the problem worst or at the very least more difficult to correct.Until Suebaby41 clears you HJT Log this Topic is Closed.EDIT\Revisited: After review by Staff, I have reopened this Topic.

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I recently just switched my Os to a SSD, and it runs pretty fast but I've run into two problems.

Occasionally my system just freezes for like 20 seconds, I have no idea what is causing it.

Secondly the 2tb drive that came with the system ( the one I replaced with an ssd) shuts down when I try to transfer files to it. I formatted it, and when I try to move files to it, it goes pretty slow, and eventually says location not available and the drive completely shuts off.

both these problems are extremely frustrating! Any help would be wonderful. I feel like I did not install this ssd right or that it isn't functionally properly!

A:Transferring files problem.

First problem might be connected to second one, whenever you do anything on either disk and if that HDD is in poor shape it it would reflect in whole system. You could start with checking HDD for errors, defragment it, turn "Sleep" mode for it off and eventually divide it in two or more partitions.

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I need a calendar program for my computer since I recently upgraded my computer with student office 2007, which doesn't have outlook like the 2003 edition. Can I have any suggestions? I don't want a web based program that needs that internet to function.


A:Solved: Need a calendar program (not outlook or gmail calendar)

Thunderbird with Lightning:

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For anyone who syncs the Metro Calendar app with Google Calendar, does it show more than just your primary calendar? Mine only shows my primary and it's a little sparse because of it.

Thanks in advance,


A:Metro Calendar app: only syncing primary calendar from Google

Having the same problem. Hopefully MS is aware of this

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It seems that Google?s sync program just syncs it's calendar with the default Outlook calendar.

Does anyone know if there is any way to just sync one particular calendar with Google's? Not Outlooks default calendar. I don?t want all my personal info going over to a ?group Google? calendar.


A:How to sync a particular Outlook 2010 calendar with Google calendar

Go through these 2 links.
Getting started with Google Calendar Sync - Google Calendar Help
Transfer calendars between Outlook and Google Calendar - Outlook -

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Re: Outlook 2003
Is there is a way to designate a Shared Outlook Calendar (that is used as our company-wide calendar) as an individual's default calendar. We are set up with a Microsoft XP Exchange Server.
The goal is to have the company-wide calendar download to a Blackberry Curve as the user's default calendar. Right now he sees his own calendar which he does not need. We have the Blackberry Desktop Manager installed on his network computer.
Thank you.

A:Can a shared Outlook '03 calendar be designated as one's default calendar?

As an addendum, it would be preferable that the Outlook/Blackberry user not be able to modify the office-wide Shared Calendar (should there be a way for him to see it) so that all changes still go through our calendar maven. Thank you.

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I currently use Outlook 2010 for work and have a lot of appointments.
How would I sync this across to my personal Gmail calendar?


A:How do I sync my Outlook calendar with my Google (GMAIL) calendar?

hi see if this will help you out. How to Sync Google and Outlook Calendars - How-To - PC Advisor

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Birthdays are not showing in Live Mail calendar from my contacts.

I really need them to be showing.


A:Birthday Calendar Not Showing in Live Mail Calendar

How did you get the birthday information? Is it synced with Facebook?


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If I enter an appointment on the native calendar app it is not pushing these appointments to other devices or even the browser calendar view. Should it be doing so? It works the other way around. So if I enter an appointment on my phone (iOS) using the outlook setup on the calendar it does push the appointment to the calendar app on Windows 10. Just not other way round!

A:Mail and calendar app not pushing calendar entries to other devices

Ok, correction - it does work. Just took a while to push them out. About 30 minutes to come through. Pretty slow but at least it did it. Maybe servers are slow although I'm sure it's pretty instant the other way round !

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I want to sync my Windows 10 calendar with my android phone (Samsung).
Are there any ''simple'' instructions for a newbie.

A:Can I sync my Windows 10 calendar to my Android phone calendar?

Yes you can, add Microsoft account Or simply install Outlook app

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Hello everybody,
my online outlook calendar does not sync with my Windows Calendar app. I am talking about the online calendar which can be accessed after sign-in here: Prihláste sa do svojho konta Microsoft which for me used to always take all the information from my desktop calendar app, and vice-versa, when I entered an event online, it also appeared in my desktop app. This was useful for syncing with my phone and generally accessing my calendar when not having my laptop on me. This is now impossible for me to do.

Now they don't sync and it's quite annoying, I am getting desperate and thinking of using some other app (if you have tips, tell me. I went through this: Resolve sync issues in Mail and Calendar apps in Windows 10 - Office Support it did not solve the problem. I have updates on (I apply them manually). I have Windows 10 all up to date. and all settings allow calendar to be synced. I checked if I am signed in to the same account, I only have one account in the app and the same one online.

Thank you in advance for any help.

Also, I am adding a picture if it helps, on the left is my calendar, when I access it online, on the right is my Windows App. You can clearly see that there is a lot more on the right. I just want the events to appear in the online calendar as well, as they did before...

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Hi there,

Can anyone,,,help??
We use the shared calender in Gmail for keeping track of company events etc. but at this stage we need something better as we have more events to keep track of and more departments getting involved etc. Is there anyway of making the basic Gmail calendar into an updateable spreadsheet calendar that can be accessed by the entire office and/or specific department?

This is all new to me so really glad to get any advice.


A:Can you upgrade Gmail Calendar into an updateable spreadsheet calendar?

Get the corporate version of Gmail.

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I have the syntax for copying the entry to another public folder but am wondering if anyone has a mock up of what the destination code would like to copy it to another mailbox via VBA?

Here is what I use for the public folder, which works fine right now:

csFolderPath = "Public Folders\All Public Folders\Shared
Calendars\"Calendar Name"

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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I am using a Gateway computer with Vista Home Premium system. It has a built-in card reader which has suddenly stopped working, although the green light indicates the disc is in. I have gotten another card reader, connected it to the USB port and get the same result--nothing happens. The box that should pop up at the lower right does not. My computer is less than 6 months old. Any ideas what could be wrong? Thanks for your help. Key1492

A:problem transferring pictures from camera to PC

Check the device manager to see if the card reader is working correctly. It will have a exclamation point or red x next to it if it is not. Deleting it and rebooting the system will allow Windows to reinstall the driver. This will fix it in most cases.

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My OS is Windows XP Home Edition SP3 and up to date. I share this PC with my daughter who normally has a limited account while mine is the administrator account. For some strange reason while uninstalling/reinstalling my Firewall, on reboot I have lost the Windows starting, Log-On, Log-off and Recycle bin sounds. All my other video / audio sounds are working perfectly and it isn't a fault with the soundcard.
In Sounds and Audio Devices>Sounds, I have the appropriate sounds when I test them but the ones mentioned above are not working on my account. I checked my daughters account and they are all working there so thinking it was a corrupt account problem I decided to open a new account and transfer all my files to it before deleting my old account on completion.
First I changed my daughters account to administrator then following the tutorial I downloaded from here one time I opened a new account. I then entered my daughters "now administrative" account, ticked the two boxes and applied to show hidden folders and then I have to copy and paste the files and subfiles from my old account to my new account but cannot as I cannot see the folder for my account. I can see my daughters account folder as well as the shared and new account folders but not my present account folder.
I have a vague memory of making my account folders private once but cannot remember what i did, so cannot undo it. I have googled the problem but did not find a solution, so hopefully I can fi... Read more

A:Problem transferring files to new account?.

on you acount you need to follow these instructions to make them unprivate

To make your folders private
Open My Computer.
Double-click the drive where Windows is installed (usually drive (C:), unless you have more than one drive on your computer).
If the contents of the drive are hidden, under System Tasks, click Show the contents of this drive.

Double-click the Documents and Settings folder.
Double-click your user folder.
Right-click any folder in your user profile, and then click Properties.
On the Sharing tab, select the Make this folder private so that only I have access to it check box.

To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer.
This option is only available for folders included in your user profile. Folders in your user profile include My Documents and its subfolders, Desktop, Start Menu, Cookies, and Favorites. If you do not make these folders private, they are available to everyone who uses your computer.
When you make a folder private, all of its subfolders are private as well. For example, when you make My Documents private, you also make My Music and My Pictures private. When you share a folder, you also share all of its subfolders unless you make them private.
You cannot make your folders private if your drive is not formatted as NTFS.

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I just bought a 120gb Intel 520 series SSD and I'm trying to transfer some of my files from my 1TB HDD. I'm using Intel's Data Migration Software which they recommended I used. For me though, it will not let me transfer because I have over 120gb of memory on my HHD. That was expected though.

I was hoping that this migration software would let me transfer some of my files (games from steam or OS if I have room) over to my new SSD but it will not. Does anyone know of a way to do this with this software or any other free software?

Sorry that I do not know much about SSD's, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Tech Problem: Having issues transferring to new SSD

Hello squintz69 Welcome to the Seven Forums!

When attempting to transfer files from a larger capacity drive onto a smaller one the first thing needed is a look at just large the files and folders are. The Steam folder here wouldn't even fit on any 120gb drive regardless of the type of drive. The main sub folder to back up from the "C:\Program Files(x86)\steam folder would be the SteamApps folder which contains the user account information, game saves, any patches, and any game mods added onto the Steam game library.

Try 158gb for a start! That's likely a bit larger then what you have there but shows why the Intel migration software is running into problems. The amount of data you are trying to transfer is larger then the capacity of the SSD you have there.

Rather then any transfer program the best way to see files copied over is by the manual copy and paste as you watch the drive fill. You will want to right click on each folder as well to see how large it is as well as how much actual drive space is remaining as you go along.

If you were transferring files from the 120gb drive onto a larger 1tb drive the opposite would be having plenty of drive space left over and not running into the "out of memory" error seen when any drive reaches capacity. The manual copy and paste, pick and choose which files, folders method is the better option to avoid this type of problem.

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I have 2 computers both have win7 32 bit.
When I go to transfer a game by thumbdrive, it somehow magically
changes the exe file, to the point that even the icon changes back to a standard one and it will not install

the game is dream chronicles. All settings and compatibilities are the same. When I put the thumbdrive with the program on it, into my main computer it is fine, but when the thumbdrive is placed into the other computer it changes. I have checked permissions and run scannow, and also have run the fix for file extensions. Restarted several times and even let the battery run down.

All help greatly appreciated and will be tried!


A:problem transferring files win7

What version of Windows 7? It could be possible that your main computer's hard drive is BitLocker encrypted or maybe the thumbdrive is encrypted with BitLocker on the go.

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I bought an inspiron 5448 from Singapore from a retail store. And I registered my product while I was in Singapore. But Now I am in Sri Lanka and my laptop went dead yesterday. I am still within international warranty period. So when I contacted service provider for Dell in Sri Lanka (Softlogic) they asked me to transfer the warranty to Sri Lanka. 
So when I try to transfer it , after entering the service tag in the very first step of the process I get a message 
'This system cannot be transferred at this time. Please go to Retail Registration to register your system.'
Since I have already registered there's nothing I can do further in retail registration. It says 'your pc has already registered'. Since my Laptop is dead and I need to solve this issue quickly. PLEASE HELP. 
Thanks in Advance.

A:Transferring warranty and ownership problem

I am really disappointed in the way that dell supported me on this issue. I have sent mail to the support, put two posts in support forums. But its been a month since my laptop is down and i get zero response from dell. I will not recommended dell for anyone because of this bad bad customer support. Finally i managed to fill the transfer request but its been 10 days and no progess on that also. Disappointed

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My laptop has Win XP Pro SP3. I copied 2 files (1 DOC, 1 PDF) to a 4GB FAT32 USB stick with nothing else on it, and took them to my sister’s place to print (I don’t have a printer) – she has a desktop and a laptop, both running Windows 7. I was able to read the 2 files OK on the Windows 7 desktop and print them.

My brother in law then copied several jpg files from the Windows 7 laptop to the USB stick. However, when I took the USB stick home and put it in my XP laptop, the jpg files didn’t appear in Windows explorer, or with the DOS DIR command – the only 2 files shown were the 2 I originally copied. Further, the PDF file is now shown as having 0 length, and both files appear to be corrupt – I couldn’t open either of them with Word or Adobe reader. However the used space on the USB stick (properties in Windows explorer) is shown as about 32MB, which I seem to remember is about the total size of the files copied from the Windows 7 laptop (the DOC and PDF files were very small). My brother in law used the "safely remove hardware" option before removing the USB stick.

Are there problems copying files from Windows 7 to XP via USB sticks (I don’t know anything about Windows 7), or is it more likely to just have been some glitch while copying the files?

A:Problem transferring files from Windows 7 to XP

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I am in the process of moving to a different computer. The one I had before is a laptop ASUS with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. The one I'm transferring to is a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I copied a very large folder onto a 32 gig flashdrive, put it in the new computer & it did not show. Other smaller files did show, but not this one. The flashdrive shows the space being used. How do I get the file on my new computer?


A:Problem transferring data via flashdrive

Hi Queen40, welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

What type of file are you trying to transfer.

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