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Outlook does not import meeting attendees from certain file types

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This article was previously published under Q289962
SYMPTOMS
When you import meeting appointments from a file that is in Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel tab-separated values, comma-separated values (CSV) format, iCalendar format (*.ics), or vCalendar format (*.vcs), some versions of Microsoft Outlook may not import the list of optional and required attendees for each meeting. 
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Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010

When you import meetings from Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel tab-separated values, comma-separated values (CSV) format, or vCalendar format (*.vcs), the list of attendees is not imported.

Note Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 successfully import both required and optional attendees when using iCalendar format (*.ics).

Outlook 2002 and Outlook 2003

When you import meetings from Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel tab-separated values, comma-separated values (CSV) format, iCalendar format (*.ics), or vCalendar format (*.vcs), the list of attendees is not imported.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
OL2002 OL2003 OL2007 OL2010
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Article ID: 289962 - Last Review: 06/22/2012 17:16:00 - Revision: 4.0

Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Microsoft Outlook 2010

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