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Backing Issues with iCalendar Service

greenlentil says:
Usually it's easy to make a backup by simply exporting all your tasks and events into a iCal type file:

Click on 'Settings' at the top of the page.

Click on the 'Info' tab.

Click on 'iCalendar Service (All Lists)'.

If the browser does not prompt you to download the file (or attempts to open it with an application), you may need to change the link from webcal:// to https://

I do this last bit by right clicking and then selecting 'copy link location', I then paste this into a new browser tab replacing webcal:// with https:// Finally pressing the return key starts a download promting you to save the file.

All sounds sweet until you see that the file downloaded is a PART type file with the extension .part

Can anyone tell me why it does not have the more familiar .ics file extension?

Exporting with IE will ask you to create a file name and makes no suggestion for file extension so what should I use as the file extension when exporting using IE?

I've been using Firefox 3 and Flock 2 and IE7

Any pointers will be greatly appreciated.

Ben
Posted at 8:14pm on November 10, 2008
emily (Remember The Milk) says:
Hi Ben,

Hmm, that's pretty strange -- the browser should be recognising that it's an iCalendar file and suggesting the extension (Safari saves it as .ics correctly, and Firefox recognises that it's "text/calendar" format but for some reason doesn't know the right extension for that).

The .part extension with Firefox downloads usually indicates that it's a partial download, but that doesn't seem to be the case. We'll check this out; it might be necessary to tell Firefox how iCalendar format files should be handled.

To ensure that other programs recognise the file correctly, you can rename them with a .ics extension.
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