How to backup and restore recurring outlook calendar events?

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Nathan

There seems to be no way to export recurring events from calendar. You can

export/import a flat csv or excel file of calendar events, but when it comes

to getting dynamic information from Outlook's calendar it's nonexistent.
 
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Gordon

"Nathan" <Nathan> wrote in message

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> There seems to be no way to export recurring events from calendar. You can
> export/import a flat csv or excel file of calendar events, but when it
> comes
> to getting dynamic information from Outlook's calendar it's nonexistent.


And what are you doing with this data outside of Outlook?
 
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Dave Warren

In message <#swRVUKOKHA.3992@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl> "Gordon"

<gordonbparker@yahoo.com> was claimed to have wrote:


> "Nathan" <Nathan> wrote in message
> news:024C0901-1A3E-44E1-8A4A-18AFEBAB1738@microsoft.com...
> > There seems to be no way to export recurring events from calendar. You can
> > export/import a flat csv or excel file of calendar events, but when it
> > comes
> > to getting dynamic information from Outlook's calendar it's nonexistent.


> And what are you doing with this data outside of Outlook?


Does that matter?

I bumped into this a few times, the first was when I wanted to export a

subset of my calendar to an external scheduling tool in CSV format.

The same problem reared it's head when my patience with some unrelated

design flaws in Outlooks' calendar system finally annoyed me enough that

I moved elsewhere.
 
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Dave Warren

In message <024C0901-1A3E-44E1-8A4A-18AFEBAB1738@microsoft.com> Nathan

<Nathan> was claimed to have wrote:


> There seems to be no way to export recurring events from calendar. You can
> export/import a flat csv or excel file of calendar events, but when it comes
> to getting dynamic information from Outlook's calendar it's nonexistent.


You're correct. I got around this limitation by synchronizing data to a

PDA, then to my final destination from there.
 
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Nathan

"Dave Warren" wrote:

> You're correct. I got around this limitation by synchronizing data to a
> PDA, then to my final destination from there.
>


I actually happen to have Windows Mobile on my Motorola Q. So can I just

install Active Sync on my new computer and sync it from there?
 
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Nathan

How does Microsoft expect you to properly backup your Outlook if you can

backup your recurring events? That's ludicrous.

It's funny, most of the discussion about this subject is about exporting

recurring events from Outlook to Google's calendar.
 
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Nathan

@ Dave Warren

Yay! That worked. Active Sync on a my new computer imported the recurring

events. How wacky that Microsoft Outlook has to make it pain to backup one's

calendar.
 
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Gordon

"Dave Warren" <dave-usenet@djwcomputers.com> wrote in message

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> Does that matter?
>


Yes it does. If all the OP wants to do is make a backup, then exporting is

NOT the way to do it.
 
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Dave Warren

In message <BBFE2D2A-B433-484A-8DEC-063C4D732D54@microsoft.com> Nathan

<Nathan> was claimed to have wrote:


> @ Dave Warren

> Yay! That worked. Active Sync on a my new computer imported the recurring
> events. How wacky that Microsoft Outlook has to make it pain to backup one's
> calendar.


I suspect it's a case of vendor lock-in, and a lack of real concrete CSV

standard for defining recurring items and exceptions since this really

requires iCal/vCal or something similarly more complex then CSV.

However, where there is a will there is a work-around.
 
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