VCS is a file extension associated with vCalendar format, which is similar to vCard standard. VCS files store calendar entries. VCS files can be used to share data between users. VCS files store such informations as: name of the event, event start/end, and a short description.
VCS main usage is importing and exporting events, schedules, or appointment data. VCS files use a data exchange standard widely-supported on mobile devices, office suites, or various organizer tools. VCS files are often supplied by event organizers as a means of sharing event information with other users or group members.
Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open VCS files divided into 4 categories according to system platform supported. VCS files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Being unable to open files with VCS extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with VCS extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports VCS files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Outlook or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Works, Netscape Navigator) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Outlook installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have Microsoft Outlook installed on your systems and VCS files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Microsoft Outlook installed, it may not support VCS format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Outlook.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate VCS files with latest version of Microsoft Outlook you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
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If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the VCS file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the VCS file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the VCS file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the VCS file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with VCS extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the VCalendar Event Format file.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support VCS files. Close all running programs and try opening the VCS file.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with VCalendar Event Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle VCS files.
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