How to Export Tasks From MS Outlook to Google Calendars

By Alexis Lawrence

Google Calendars is an online system that allows users to manage important dates and date-specific information. The calendaring system is integrated with Google's email system, much like a desktop calendar application. The Google system has the ability to integrate with desktop calendaring applications, like Microsoft Outlook, making it easy to transfer information from one system into the other, so that you don’t have to enter the same information more than once. If you have tasks saved in the MS Outlook task list, for instance, you can export those tasks into Google Calendars.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Outlook from your task bar or “Start” menu. Go to the “File” menu and choose “Import/Export” to open the “Import/Export Wizard.”

Step 2

Choose “Export to a File” from the list of options, and select “Comma Separated Values (DOS).” If prompted to install a translator, do so by following the installation windows that come up automatically.

Step 3

Select “Tasks” in the “Select folder to export from” box. Choose the “Desktop” as the folder to save the file into, and type in a name for the file that will make it easy to locate, such as "Outlook Tasks," then click “Next.”

Step 4

Click the “Finish” button on the next screen to export the “Tasks” file to the desktop. All of the items stored in the “Tasks” features of MS Outlook will be exported to file.

Step 5

Open a web browser and go to Google Calendar (see "Resources," below.) Enter your Gmail ID and password to sign into Google Calendar.

Step 6

Click “Add” in the lower right corner of the “Other calendars” pane of Google Calendar. Choose “Import calendar” from the menu that comes up.

Step 7

Press the “Browse” button and go to the desktop of your computer. Double-click the task file to upload it to Google Calendar and click the “Import” button. All of the dated items stored in the “Tasks” file will be imported into the Google Calendar.