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Live Calendar - get the iCal (or *.ics file) URL

Open yout internet browser and go to your Live Calendar page ( Then select one of the calendars listed on the left side. Click on the selected one. Then you'll see the page with calendar settings.


Focus on the section called "Sharing" and click on "Edit sharing". On the next page choose "Share this calendar". Then you'll get some next options. The most common option is the "Send friends a view-only link...". Select that one. Then you have to click on "Get your calendar links" and you're almost done. You should see two links for ICS files now. Click on the first one (the link is called "Import into another calendar application") and you'll get your URL (in previous versions of the gadget you had to replace the webcal protocol with http, but this shouldn't be needed anymore).


HOW TO get the addres of built-in calendars (e. g. U.S. Holiday calendar)

Here are the instructions from Windows Live Calendar Technical Support:
"there is no iCal url or ICS file being generated for the standard birthday calendar. However, you can get the iCal url for US Holiday calendar by following the steps below:

1. Sign in to your account at:
2. Click the blue question mark logo on the right side of your calendar page and then click "Help."
3. Type "Holiday" on the "Search for:" box.
4. Under "FAQ," click "How do I import holiday and lunar calendar?"
5. Choose the "United States (English)" holiday. You will be prompted to a new page.
6. Click "Subscribe to this calendar" and you will be directed to the US Holiday calendar page.
7. In the US Holiday calendar page, click the "View ICS" link at the upper left page to see the url.

- You may opt to view the US Holiday calendar by clicking on the "Subscibe to this calendar" link beside the printer icon.
- When you first use Windows Live Calendar, a holiday calendar for your country or region is automatically created if it is available."

Last edited Apr 14, 2013 at 10:08 AM by poulicek, version 7


PluckyDuck123 Sep 23, 2013 at 4:13 AM 
Can you update this to show the NEW Windows Live Calendar look since became Your directions are not exactly the same anymore.

poulicek Apr 13, 2013 at 10:33 PM 
I am afraid the local *.edb storage is not possible to load. Only pure ical formatted files are supported.

dglawton Feb 23, 2012 at 1:55 PM 
How do I connect to a local WLMl calendar - the database has an edb extension (WLCalendarStore.edb)? Thanks.

LLawliets Dec 26, 2011 at 7:56 AM 
Thank you. This` very helpful.

poulicek Apr 21, 2011 at 9:43 PM 
the tiny reminder application is a small massagebox with ok button showing-up in time the reminder is set

ikjadoon Apr 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM 
Where exactly is the "tiny reminder application" for the taskbar? How do I "enable" it? I hit the checkbox, but nothing new came up?

poulicek Nov 30, 2009 at 10:15 AM 
yes, exactly.

gerryp Nov 20, 2009 at 10:07 PM 
My WinLive calander is the result of several separate calendars displayed together. If I want Gadget to show entries from all calendars do I simply repeat the "ical address" procedure for each individual calendar?