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Fix Problems Importing Google Calendar Events


A calendar is used to schedule meetings and important days. There are many calendar applications available for users. It is available on more platforms like windows, mac, and android. Google Calendar is a time management and scheduling calendar service by google. The calendar is used to schedule tasks, invites, and create events. You can transfer the calendar events from other applications to google calendar. Google workspace includes the google calendar application. It is widely used by business users.

Import events into Google Calendar

​After exporting your events, import them into Google Calendar. During the event imports, guest and conference data are not imported. The events are imported into ICS and CSV files on a computer. 

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. Click Settings  



3. Go to Settings.



4.Click Import & Export.


5.Click Select file from your computer.



6.Select the file you exported (The file should end in “.ics” or “.csv.”)

7.Choose which calendar to add the imported events. By default, events are imported into your primary calendar.

8.Click Import.

9.If you have a .zip file, open it on your computer. You’ll find .ics files for each of your calendars. Take the individual files out of the .zip file, and import each .ics file individually.


Fix problems in importing calendar files

During the information import into google calendar, you get an error. These troubleshooting steps are for a desktop computer. The errors appear during the importing and after importing information. The errors during the importing are processed zero events, processed x of y events, google calendar temporarily available, and the connection to the server reset. There are errors displayed after importing events showing at the wrong time.

Troubleshooting Errors during importing events

Processed zero events

Troubleshooting steps for importing ZIP Files 

  1. Find the ZIP file on your computer.
  2. Double-click on the ZIP file to open it. You’ll see ICAL files (ending in ICS) for each of your calendars.
  3. Open Google Calendar.
  4. Click the Settings menu and Go to Settings.
  5. Open the Calendars tab.
  6. Click Import calendars.
  7. Click Choose File and select ICAL files. You’ll need to import each file that ends in ICS individually.
  8. Choose the calendar where you want to add the imported events. (By default, events are imported into your main calendar)
  9. Click Import. (Repeat the import steps for each file that ends in ICS) 


If you click the import button more than once, you get the Processed zero events errorBecause the file imported correctly after the first click, the error message pops up on the second click because there weren’t any new events to process. So, check your calendar to make sure all your events are there. If the problem is still present, check the formatting of the CSV or ICAL file. 

Processed x of y events 

Google Calendar only works with files created by major calendar applications like Microsoft Outlook, Apple Calendar, and Yahoo Calendar. If you exported your file from one of these applications, try exporting it again and re-importing it into Google Calendar. If your calendar can’t read some events in your file an error might happen. 

Google Calendar is temporarily available

When the file size is too big

This error usually happens when the file is too big. The google Calendar works with files that are 1MB or smaller. If your file is too big, export a shorter date range from the original application. You can separate the file into smaller files. If you’re comfortable manually editing CSV or ICAL code.

If the event import started twice

You can also get the “Processed zero events” error if you click the Import button more than once. Because the file imported correctly after the first click, the error message displayed on the second click was because there is no new events to process. Check your google calendar to make sure all your events are there.

Errors after importing Events

Events show at the wrong time

Check the time zone in google calendar matches the original calendar application time zone. After checking the time zone, export the file again and re-import it into google calendar.

Steps to check the time zone

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. Click Settings 



3.Go to the Your current time zone section.

4.Select your time zone from the drop-down menu.

5.Click Save.




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