Download Windows Calendar For Windows 7

Microsoft has introduced hundreds of new features in Windows 7. At the same time, Microsoft has dropped a couple of great features from its newest version of Windows. Features such as Dreamscene, taskbar toolbar for Windows Media Player and Windows Calendar have been dropped from Windows 7.

Users who have used Windows Vista for a long time before upgrading to Windows 7 will surely miss the Windows Calendar program in Windows 7. As you know, Windows Calendar was a fantastic program available in Vista with tons of features and options. As you may know, Microsoft has excluded Windows Calendar feature from the latest iteration of Windows.

Windows Calendar for Windows 7

Even though one can use the calendar feature in Windows Live Mail program as a replacement for Windows Calendar, it’s not as powerful and feature rich as Windows Calendar.  If you have been missing the Windows Calendar feature in Windows 7 and can’t live without it, here is smart way to get back this feature in Windows 7. And if you are new to Windows Calendar program, we encourage you read how to get most out of Windows Calendar program guide.


Follow the simple instructions given below to get back Windows Calendar in Windows 7:

Step 1: First of all, navigate Windir/Program Files (C:\Program Files, where C is your Windows 7 drive) and create a new folder named Windows Calendar.

program files

Step 2: Now, download this ZIP file and extract the contents to C:\Program Files\Windows Calendar.

Windows Calendar

Step 3: Navigate to C:\Program Files\Windows Calendar\Windows Calendar (where C is your Windows 7 drive), right-click on the WinCal.exe program and select Pin to taskbar option.

Windows Calndar file

Step 4: Click on the Windows Calendar shortcut on the taskbar to start running Windows Calendar program in Windows 7.

Step 5: Enjoy Windows Calendar in Windows 7. Thanks to Chris for this tip.

Don’t forget to check out how to enable 7  missing features in Windows 7.



  1. Kutraj says

    Tks for the tip to use old calendar in Windows 7. I just can’t live without it.
    I have a problem & wonder if anyone can help me?
    Windows Calendar is running too slow in my Win7 environment. Every option I click or type a key, it takes more than 15-20 seconds for the command to complete. Any ideas on how to speed it up??

  2. Barbara says

    Where do I find the download. Step 2 says to download ZIP file. Where do I find it to download??

  3. Nickhog says

    Follow all the instructions and everything works just as it did in Vista, except there is no SEARCH BOX in the upper right. Surely some of you whiz kids can figure out how to get this back working…….

  4. scotty says

    Posted for Thomas drag a calender shortcut into the Start-up folder in the programs folders list the calendar will automatically open on start up.

  5. scotty says

    I restored my calendar in Windows 7 I hope someone manages to fix the search Many Thanks

  6. scotty says

    Thanks a lot I am most grateful to you I restored my calendar in Windows 7 and even without the search box its great I live in hope that someone will find a way to restore the search feature also

  7. Sarath swing says

    ya it was working well in ma win7….. follow the instructions properly and you can make it! ! !

  8. chris says

    I don’t see any responses here to reinstating the search box. Does anyone know it if can be done?

  9. Bikky says

    Please post another link, we can’t download from rapidshare ! ……….. want to have my calendar on W7 !!! 🙁

  10. Silviu says

    I have a problem. I can’t extract the content to Windows Calendar folder.

    Here is a ss with my error [img=]Click here[/img]

  11. Monero says

    This work perfectly. Awesome and Exellent tip.
    Tahnk a lotttttttttttttttt

  12. Rob Murphy says

    Is this meant to be one-way-syncing? I’ve given WinCal my Google iCal address, and that works, but then I “can’t update a read-only calendar”

  13. rud says

    nothing new, just copy the wincalendar program in vista and paste to program files folder in 7. No need to download the above file. The BIG PROBLEM is THE REMINDER CAN NOT POP UP ! even it is Run as an administrator, it cant pop up.

  14. Rahtware says

    Instructions and link worked fine. The “Help” feature doesn’t work, but everything else seems OK.

  15. Deb says

    Thank you so much for this calendar tip .. why they would make windows 7 without a calendar is beyond me. ;c)

  16. Robyn says

    Downloaded just fine! Seems to be running well. Only thing is, must I always click on the icon in the taskbar to run it? Will the reminders pop up without my having to click on it first? Kind of defeats the purpose.

  17. lynn says

    I just want to thank whomever put this on the internet. (CHRIS) I really appreciate having a calendar I can work with.

  18. bobby says

    Thank you for this.
    When I downloaded it came with reminders- chris (xml document).
    What is reminders- chris (xml document) file for? Does it do anything?

  19. Charlie says

    Have calendar – Many thanks! Please could anyone tell me if I am to expect the reminder window to pop up on its own – ie without the whole calandar opening with it? If so any advice to help do that is apreciated.

  20. Moosed1 says

    “Can anyone please suggest a way to run it continuously as an application, I mean we don’t get a reminder or alarm unless we open the application in Windows 7 unlike in vista where it runs all the time.”

    The answer to this is to run the Windows Calendar as an Administrator. It needs to be Administrator Authority to update the Windows Task Scheduler when it is not running. To do this, locate your WinCale.exe file (something like C:\Program Files\Windows Calendar\Wincal.exe). Select it, single click the right mouse button and select Properties from the Menu. Select the Compatibility Tab from the top of the WinCal.exe Properties window. Check the “Run this program as an administrator” box and select “the OK button. Now it will pop up your Reminders even when Windows Calendar is not running.

  21. Nickhog says

    Have my calendar working fine (including reminders) following instruction in this thread.. However, I’m missing the “Search Box” in the upper right corner and cannot search the calendar for events… Anyone have “Any” idea how we can add this function back in….

  22. Lucky says

    Thank you so much. I really needed this with my incredibly busy schedule and was so very disapointed when I realized my new computer with Windows 7 didn’t have it. THANK YOU!!!

  23. David says

    Thanks. I managed to get the calendar program downloaded and running after some fiddline. I’m curious about why Microsoft excluded this utility from Windows 7.

  24. John Button says

    I just downloaded in a few seconds at the libriary onto my flashdrive and will extract it at home. What a difference.

  25. John says

    I believe I am downloading the calender file, but all I see is a message that it has started. I do not see any process and it has been about an hour. I have a dialup connection so i know it may take awhile. Is there any way to show the progress?

  26. quaz1957 says

    moderator: “works great for win.7 – many thank’s – is unfortunate m$s likes to shoot themselves in the foot frequently – if they would only listen to their financial supports – us the m$s users – but, no their arrogance alway’s preceeds and ignores us – oh well, i guess, most of us are use to it now … hahaha … but, really – many thank’s this is awesome friend !!”

  27. Charmaine says

    OMG thank you so much for posting this. I also work from home as a peer advisor for my school and I was going crazy trying to keep up with my appointments with students. You are the best!

  28. Don says

    Help!!!!!!!!!!!! Looked all over mediafire and could not find this file to download. If I search mediafire, what is the file called?
    Dumb question I know but I am getting frustrated

  29. RKD says

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I was devastated that Microsoft got rid of Windows Calender i hated that they expected everyone to use Windows Live. I’m so happy I have this program back!!

  30. Carolyn says

    What do you mean my comment is awaiting moderation? How am I supposed to moderate it????

  31. Carolyn says

    I keep clicking on the link to download the zip file, and keep getting the website to download Mediafire, which I don’t want. Plus when I click on that option, it asks for my cell ph # to send a code. Well, I don’t have text messaging so I don’t get these codes. Therefore I cannot use that option. Please tell me a simplier way to download the Windows Calendar for my Windows 7 computer system.


  32. troy says

    Nickhog, I am too looking for the seach window and with no luck. Other than that, the calender works great!

  33. Kirsten J says

    Can someone tell me why this calendar program is not issued through a Microsoft web-page? Or why one should trust this web-page?
    Hmm, suspicion arises


  34. suzi says

    Thankyou so much, I could not believe that they had cut the calendar from Windows 7, a very stupid idea indeed!!!!!
    I had a nightmare with the addressess, even though I wrote them very carefully and I was definitely correct but it did not recognise the addresses til I browsed for them….they were exactly the same!!!!!

  35. panz3l says

    May I know what is the usage for Reminders – Christ.xml?
    It somehow makes me feel not comfortable with it

  36. Kathryn says

    still waiting for some guru to help us find and use the search box, like others have said, it’s just not there!

  37. Chibimaru says

    This was cxactly what I needed. The download and setup was quick and easy. Thank you very much!

  38. Diana says

    How can I totally remove the calendar, it is not working as I had hoped. I tried the add and remove software and it is not listed. We are new to windows 7. I want it totally off my new laptop.

  39. Dean C says

    Windows Calender in Windows7
    Thank you so much for posting the information to have Calender in our Windows7.

  40. Leefeller says

    Works great in Windows 7, thanks for the help. All I wanted was a simple program for appointments and chores, this is perfect. Thanks again.

    Also learned about where my files are located.

    Leefeller Guy

  41. prateek says

    Can anyone please suggest a way to run it continuously as an application, I mean we don’t get a reminder or alarm unless we open the application in winjdows 7 unlike in vista where it runs all the time.

  42. alexandra says

    is there a way to make it synchronize with nokia pc suite ?
    when i try to it says error

    am on windows 7 ultimate x64

  43. donna keidel says

    Anyone have any idea how to find my old calendar info? My old computer is slaved to my new one (for now) and I can’t find my old info to load it… Any help would be really appreciated!

  44. Nazza97 says

    Thanx for this, now I don’t have to miss important dates anymore 🙂 thank you Chris!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 and it works too 🙂

  45. DoG says

    cool, it works. but the calendar sucks. it won’t import Outlook entries, won’t edit online Google entries, won’t show Agenda view for effective editing of multiple entries. Outlook can do this editing, but won’t publish or export back to ICS… OMG! I’m trying to fix my calendar, but there are no real tools whatsover. WTF!!

  46. Avromerlin says

    I just upgraded from Vista to Windows 7. I thought that the Windows 7 Calendar would use my Vista Calendar data, but I cannot find it. Does anyone know if I have lost the Vista Calendar or is it hidden somewhere? If hidden, how do I sync it with Windows 7?

  47. Chris says

    Is this a 64 bit application?

    Im trying to install it on my XP and it says. That its not a valid win32 application.

  48. Danni says

    Thank you so so much for this incredibly helpful advice. This was a feature I was really missing – can’t believe they didn’t include it! 🙂

  49. Agustin says

    I was hooked on that calendar (vista). By searching for vista calendars I came across to this site. Personally…Thank you so much for sharing.

  50. Cindy says

    I got it to work, only reminders will only work when I open calendar up. I also have Google Calendar and downloaded gminder. It pop ups reminders, even when I am not on internet (laptop). Works great

  51. Nickhog says

    Same as Comment #30 Joanna. Running Windows 7 64 bit. No Search function/box… Any suggestions appreciated… This was a valuable feature in Vista calendar..

  52. RobW says

    Thanks very much. Not only has it downloaded, installed and run perfectly but all my old calendar data (tasks, appointments etc) have reappeared like magic. Brilliant!

  53. Troy says

    Amazing to have it back – have imported calendar from Outlook 2007 and altho I have the WindowsCalendar on my 64bit Windows 7, reminders will not come up except the ones that I newly plug in. How do I get all reminders to pop-up?

  54. Brian says

    Awesome. I could not believe Windows 7 doesnt have a calander program? Huh? So aweswome. I kind of miss Vista to be honest… 🙁

    THANKS AGAIN. Made my 2010!

  55. Jose luis Canas t says

    Men really thanks, your post is really usefull and clear to understand, well done, thnks. jose from colombia

  56. Mystuu says

    Thank you so much for this info! I just upgraded to Windows 7 and was quite dismayed to discover that that Calendar I relied on was no longer there. My OS is 64-bit and this calendar seems to be working fine – even has all my old data in it. YAY! Thank you for restoring the functionality of this program!

  57. admin says

    Finally we have uploaded the file to MediaFire. Just download now and get Windows Calender in Windows7

  58. Sunny says

    The file has been deleted. Why don’t you move to Mediafire or iFile? Or, you can tell me what the file contains and if I can get it from Vista and I’ll get it for everyone here.

  59. Jamoooti says

    Thanks it worked for me… (Although the Link from rapidshare doesnt work) I just copied the Windows Calendar Folder from my other Pc which runs Vista (32 bit)…then followed the instructions on my new Windows 7 …works great… apparently i have a 32 bit Windows 7…

    *** there are compatibiliy issues with the 32 and 64 bit…take note…

  60. Moonray says

    I cant download from rapidshare. It says “The file could not be found. Please check the download link.” If someone have this wincal.exe plz send me the link.

  61. Mike says

    Many thanks – was wondering what to do after upgrade to Windows 7 but now have my calendar back.

  62. Jen says

    Thank you so much!!I couldn’t download the zip file at the first few times -too many users, but finally I’ve got it!
    Thanks for this posting! you saved my day!!

  63. Senior47 says

    As a few other readers have pointed out: The Rapidshare link to the file says it can only be downloaded with a Premium account.
    I’ve tried for days – no luck. Is anyone who already have the file willing to mail (“senior47_@_gmail_DOT_com”) me this zip – or providing a working link?

  64. Das says

    Sorry, but this don’t work for me. I’ve dowloaded the zip file, extracted the files to C:\Program Files\Windows Calendar, and pinned it to the Taskbar, and it just won’t run.

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